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BOOK REVIEW: Three new nature titles from Dawn Publications

by Michael D. Barton CLEARING Associate Editor Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) has three new children’s nature books out for ages 3-8, and I am delighted to not only have copies for my children, but to share with you how awesome they are. This publisher does wonderfully how books about nature for kids should be done: entertaining, […]

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Review: Shadow of the Salmon

Preparing students with 21st century skills Reviewed by Ella Inglebret and CHiXapkaid (D. Michael Pavel) The salmon serves as an indicator species reflecting the overall health of the natural environment in the Pacific Northwest. For Native American tribal members, the salmon has played a central role in sustaining communities both historically and in contemporary daily […]

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Review: Flotsametrics and the Floating World

How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science Authors: Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano Publisher: Smithsonian Books/Harper Collins ISBN 13:9780061558412 Reviewed by Orlay Johnson If you would enjoy learning about the life and times of Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a UW graduate and Seattle oceanographer best known for tracking ocean […]

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Review: Children’s picture books that celebrate summer

Reviews by Pat Scully With the coming of summer, opportunities abound for children to observe small creatures in the outdoors.  Birds building nests and raising young, and butterflies, bees, and other insects converging in the flower garden capture children’s interest and strike their curiosity.  The new titles reviewed here will supplement first-hand experiences observing outside […]

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