Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities

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  • 144 pages
  • Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities
  • Devin Franklin
  • 08 January 2019
  • 1635860229

About the Author: Devin Franklin

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Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling ActivitiesChildren Will See The Natural World Around Them With Brand New Eyes, As They Learn To Follow Its Signs, Hear Its Language, And Understand Its Secrets With This Unique And Compelling Book Written By Expert Environmental Educator Devin Franklin, Kids Ages 8 To 13 Will Build Their Own Relationship With Nature Through Finding A Sit Spot An Outdoor Space In The Backyard, I

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10 thoughts on “Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities

  1. Jillian (PidginPea& says:

    I ve flipped through a lot of books that are intended to get kids interested in nature and exploring the outdoors, but I ve never read one quite like this one This book goes beyond just observing it s meant to fully engage kids in the world of nature, to get them looking and listening and thinking and feeling and pretending It s beautiful It might be a bit much for some readers who are looking for a few quick activities to try while they re playing outside, but for those who are looking to I ve flipped through a lot of books that are intended to get kids interested in nature and exploring the outdoors, but I ve never read one quite like this one This book goes beyond just observing it s meant to fully engage kids in the world of nature, to get them looking and listening and thinking and feeling and pretending It s beautiful It might be a bit much for some readers who are looking for a few quick activities to try while they re playing outside, but for those who are looking to have ameaningful experience during their time spent outdoors, this is a great guide for that The book contains an introduction which explains a bit about the book and how to use it, as well as inviting readers to discover a nature nickname for themselves , then 5 sections first a general get to know your backyard section, then sections devoted to trees, mammals, birds, and community Each section has 3 exploration activities, such as mapping, tracking, journaling, or practicing skills like looking with owl eyes or listening with deer ears Scattered throughout the book are short pieces about experiences with nature from the author as well as other writers, photos of plants and animals, and blank sections with questions and prompts for writing or drawing The author explains concepts such as habitats, tracking, bird sounds, etc and then includes some activities to further explore the topics The book ends with a section called Your Backyard Journey Continues, where all the amazing things readers have learned and done throughout the book are recapped, adding a nice feeling of accomplishment For readers who are interested and willing to pay a fee , there are also instructions for submitting the work done within the book for a backyard nature guide certification aka certificate of completion through the Flying Deer Nature Center, which is a wilderness school for kids and families its Program Director, Devin Franklin, is the author of the book Finally, there s a Connections section with information and websites for other nature organizations and programs.For some readers, perhaps those who are just starting to form an appreciation for the outdoors, it may feel a bit overwhelming there are a lot of activities, and many require a lot of patient, quiet observing But for readers who want to start payingattention to their surroundings and learning how to really listen to and learn from nature, this is a goldmine of exercises and ideas I think this book will inspire a true love of and appreciation for nature in a lot of kids, setting them on the path to becoming budding naturalists Final verdict I loved it I thought this book was good I enjoyed reading it and I would probably recommend it to others Review originally posted on my blog, PidginPea s Book Nook Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy My reviews are honest and my opinions are my own your reading experience may vary, so give it a read and see what you think

  2. Julia says:

    Although there is just some work that still needs to be done on this book, especially when it comes to my new pet peeve of using watermarked photographs I am pretty much happy Actually to really say I wish that I had had this book when I was younger or was even able to go to the camp where the Core Skills are taught As they say if wishes were horses I wasn t quite sure what to make of this book to begin with Fortunately there was a nice little introduction that gives the reader a definit Although there is just some work that still needs to be done on this book, especially when it comes to my new pet peeve of using watermarked photographs I am pretty much happy Actually to really say I wish that I had had this book when I was younger or was even able to go to the camp where the Core Skills are taught As they say if wishes were horses I wasn t quite sure what to make of this book to begin with Fortunately there was a nice little introduction that gives the reader a definiton for your backyard, tries to get them engaged by giving them a local name it was said these names were going to be used throughout the book but I didn t see any and trying to excite children From there the book takes over being a mixture of an outdoors journaling workbook with exercises for children that puts them out in nature where they can learn important skills such as being observant, patient, using all their senses and wanting to learnjust to name a few skills The book is broken into five sections with each section providing three core routines to learn, which will help the child to getout of the section in the book These instructions and exercises are normally followed by pages, which encourage the reader to either map, journal or sketch their resulting experiences The book is also filled with fun stories from different people and their author who explain how these core routines have helped them as well as what they have seen The writing is very easy and simple to follow while the instructions are few Children are encouraged to go the extra mile but at the same time cautioned to be careful The book itself is colorful and creative with some pages resembling notebook paper, graphing paper or a regular book with colorful books There are sketches, illustrations and photographs that are all combined but not to the point where they are clashing with each other As a work in progress there are plenty of spots where page numbers have not been added, an occasional editorial comment and still some photographs with watermarks on them In the final copy I would hope they would take time to find photos that are not watermarked Otherwise this will be a fun and great book for nature minded children or even some adults who won t mind overlooking the child aimed target There is an address in the back where to get a nature course completion certificate for those who would really want it otherwise this is not a good book to be shared publically due to the interactive nature it contains I received a free copy to read of this book in exchange for an honest review

  3. Roger says:

    A wonderful book for children nature explorers Perhaps it is a skill that is being lost, or at least for children living in large cities, however the author mentions that any tree or garden can be explored In the content you can find magnificent explorer children s texts, some almost poetic that moved me.The author details how to carry out well established exploration and observation strategies, so that children can educate and open their senses to details that would otherwise be overlooked, w A wonderful book for children nature explorers Perhaps it is a skill that is being lost, or at least for children living in large cities, however the author mentions that any tree or garden can be explored In the content you can find magnificent explorer children s texts, some almost poetic that moved me.The author details how to carry out well established exploration and observation strategies, so that children can educate and open their senses to details that would otherwise be overlooked, while the child uses his innate capacity for scientific curiosity and amazementI consider that the practice of core routines helps children develop discipline, patience, self control, trust, scientific thinking, record of observations development of written language skills , respect and love for nature, knowledge and could even discover new species, patterns and animal behaviors, recognize that we are part of the natural world all this seems deeply valuable and the most natural, fun and integrative way to learn.My sincere appreciation to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book

  4. Melissa says:

    Part field journal, part informational book, Put on Your Owl Eyes is a wonderful tool for the curious child to use to experience nature in their own world I appreciate that it is flexible with the natural environment available to the child Finding a sit spot doesn t have to mean going into the middle of a forest I also enjoyed the reference to animal movements and habits, such as putting on your fox feet to teach children to move quietly through nature, deer Ears to listen, and finding Part field journal, part informational book, Put on Your Owl Eyes is a wonderful tool for the curious child to use to experience nature in their own world I appreciate that it is flexible with the natural environment available to the child Finding a sit spot doesn t have to mean going into the middle of a forest I also enjoyed the reference to animal movements and habits, such as putting on your fox feet to teach children to move quietly through nature, deer Ears to listen, and finding fox spots to observe nature This book will teach the child how to observe, track, journal about, map, practice gratitude for, and truly experience nature This will be on my child s must buy list for sure I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  5. Anna says:

    I received a digital ARC from Storey Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is a wonderful tool for kids to use to study, reflect on, and appreciate their natural surroundings The stories shared struck a deep cord with me, and the exercises were thought provoking and meaningful to the work this book requests of its reader I hope this gets in many hands We needawareness and reflection in the world.

  6. Curious Reader says:

    This is a very good book for kids about exploring our nearby nature I wish I would have had such a book when I was a kid This is very informative I loved the activities Definitely a thumbs up.Note I received a free e copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Special thanks to the author and publisher for giving me a chance to read it.

  7. Candice Lally says:

    As a homeschooling mom this is a great book to add to our library We love to do nature walk, hikes, and studies and this works perfect.

  8. RedRobinXXX says:

    I am reviewing this book for Devin Franklin, Storey Publishing, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest reviewI d have loved this as a child as I was well into the outdoors and wanted to know everything It would have helped me busy away the long summer holidays It is chock full of ideas and activities which can be done.Quite a bit of info so I reckon it s for the junior aged children but it will certainly inspire kids to get out and about.

  9. Karissa Fast says:

    You can tell that this book is written by an expert educator Put On Your Owl Eyes is a guidebook for children who want to explore the everyday nature around them The book brings details to life and encourages kids to experience nature with as many senses as possible There are several activity pages, which may prove challenging for library collections, but will be a huge asset to elementary school teachers.