Everything we do has an impact on the world around us-from the clothes we wear and food we eat to the gardens we grow and the trash we throw away. And to take the best care of the earth-and ourselves-it's important to make smart choices. With The Everything Kids' Environment Book
, you'll find out what you can do every day to help protect our planet. You'll also learn why the rainforest is so important to us, how animals go extinct, and what environmentalists can tell us about taking good care of our world.
Learn how to "go green" and to:
- Find new uses for recycled grocery bags
- Create your own greenhouse
- Make acid rain-safely!-to see how it affect plants
- Test organic food against foods grown with chemicals
- Make your own compost pile
- Re-create deforestation with the soil from timbered trees
- Test your sensitivity to noise
Whether you are in the classroom, surfing the Internet, or just hanging out with your friends, you can make a difference. Start today-so our Earth can live another 4.5 billion years!
Sheri Amsel has published more than 20 books on nature and environmental topics. Her love of science and the outdoors led to degrees in botany and zoology and a master's in anatomy and biomedical illustration. Her ongoing work includes advising schools on the development of educational nature trails, writing science programming, and performing habitat, science, and conservation workshops. She developed the www.exploringnature.org Web site and she has worked with the Nature Conservancy and Wildlife Conservation Society on education and conservation projects. She lives in Elizabethtown, NY.
Foreword Writer Christopher J. Maron is the Champlain Valley Program Director for The Nature Conservancy's Adirondack (NY) Chapter. He earned a master's degree from Indiana University in environmental science from the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs. In his twenty-one-year career with the Conservancy, Chris has worked in science, stewardship, land protection, conservation planning, and community-based conservation. The Nature Conservancy is a conservation organization whose mission is to "preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive." He lives in Westport, NY.