BOOK REVIEW: Born To Be Wild: Hundreds of Free Nature Activities for Families

Here’s an American (whom I met on a Darwin conference in 2009 in Cambridge) revueing a British book on kids and nature

A new book from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK aims to get more families outside in nature (and thus later to have an interest in the protection of the environment). As David Sobel has written, “If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.” Kids likely won’t grow up to be environmentally-minded adults if they didn’t have a childhood full of nature experiences.

Hattie Garlick, Born To Be Wild: Hundred of Free Nature Activities for Families (London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2016), 256 pp. US $22.00. Photographs by Nancy Honey.

Publisher’s description Want to save cash, your child’s imagination, and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for…

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