Clouds, rain, puddles, ice, rivers, lakes, streams, fog, mist, and dew—water is all around us and it's one of the world's most important resources. In this special water-themed Nature Smarts Workbook, kids ages 4 to 6 learn all about how water connects every living thing. Each page builds curiosity and early science skills, nature observation, and investigation with on-the-page puzzles and outdoor learning activities. Adapted from Mass Audubon’s acclaimed nature camps, this workbook compliments early childhood curriculum focusing on the water cycle, weather, and the importance of water resources. Nature-loving kids go on a Water Scavenger Hunt to find water in their world, try a Melting Ice Race experiment, head outside for the Where Did the Puddle Go? evaporation experiment, and discover all the parts of the Water Cycle. Every chapter ends with an invitation to be a nature hero and help protect water sources in your community. Hands-on and engaging, this second Nature Smarts Workbook specifically written for 4- to 6-year-olds, will spark curiosity, wonder, and appreciation of water everywhere.
Mass Audubon, a major conservation organization for 125 years, is a nationally recognized leader in environmental education, serving 225,000 children and adults annually through its educational programs at 21 nature centers across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including licensed nature preschools, summer camps, PK-12 school programs, teacher professional development, and adult education.