ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two new books from NSTA Kids introduce elementary-age children to the appeal of gardens, whether they attract butterflies to a First Lady’s hometown or grow right outside the classroom. Each book combines engaging text and vivid photos with helpful resources for educators and parents who want to cultivate kids’ interest in nature.
Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden tells the story of how former First Lady Rosalynn Carter started a front-yard project that grew into a butterfly trail through her hometown of Plains, Georgia. Readers learn why it’s good for people when butterflies have more habitats and how kids can create their own butterfly gardens at home or at school.
My School Yard Garden shows students they can create a place to observe plants, insects, and even animals right outside their classroom windows. The book teaches that even children going to school in urban areas can learn about nearby nature through seedling beds, a compost bin, and a birdhouse.
The author of both books is Steve Rich, who worked with Mrs. Carter to create the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. He also wrote the NSTA Press books Outdoor Science and Bringing Outdoor Science In. Rich is director of the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center at the University of West Georgia.
Go to the NSTA Science Store website to browse free sample pages of Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden (ISBN: 978-1-941316-08-5; Stock #: PB352X1) and My School Yard Garden (ISBN: 978-1-938946-21-9; Stock #: PB352X2).
Each of the 32-page books is priced at $12.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $10.36.
For additional information or to purchase the books, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
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