A Guide to Management & Maintenance of School Grounds. Wood,
Jane and Littlewood, Michael. Learning through Landscapes, 1996. This
guide is designed to help schools develop a plan to efficiently maintain
all aspects of their school grounds. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638.
Cost $26.00 Cdn.
A Citizens Streambank Restoration Handbook. Firehook, Karen,
Doherty, Jacqueline. Izaak Walton League, Gaithersburg, Maryland. 1995.
Guide to understanding watersheds, diagnosing stream health, and planning
a restoration project. Call 800-BUG-IWLA.
Conserving and Enhancing the Natural Environment, A Guide for Planning,
Design, Construction, and Maintenance on New and Existing School Sites.
Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore MD. 1999. The manual
provides a rational and practical ideas for all interested (especially
those involved with school construction) in developing rich outdoor learning
areas on school grounds. Call 410-767-0098. Cost $18.
Gardening for Nature. Virginia Museum of Natural History. Virginia
Museum of Natural History. 1993. A teachers guide to hands-on-activities
for wildlife gardening.
Grounds for Learning: A Celebration of School Site Development in Scotland.
Learning through Landscapes, 1996. Drawing on the experience of
schools across Scotland, this book aims to inspire and support schools
interested in developing their grounds. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638.
Cost $25.00 Cdn.
Habitat Restoration: A Guide for Proactive Schools. Cheskey, Edward
D. The Waterloo County Board of Education. 1993. Based on work with schools
in Toronto. Includes information and tips on natural communities; design
considerations; plant materials, etc. Call 800-567-3800. Cost $20.00.
Homes for Wildlife. Wyzga, Marilyn, C. New Hampshire Fish and
Game Department, 1993. Practical applications for enhancing schoolyards
for wildlife, and for creating outdoor classroom sites geared toward grades
K-6. Call 603-271-3211. Cost $8.00.
National Wildlife Federation(r) offers educators resources to utilize their outdoor classrooms all year long. Visit http://www.nwf.org/schoolyard/ to order your resources now.
National Wildlife Federation(r) Schoolyard Habitats(r): A How-To Guide for K-12 School Communities. 2001. An introductory tool for schools and other education organizations interested in restoring and creating a wildlife habitat on school grounds.
Pond Design for Schools. Flatt, Graham. Learning through Landscapes,
1989. This booklet is a practical step-by-step guide to help teachers
and students with the construction, planting, and maintenance of a school
ground pond. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $10.00 Cdn.
Prairie Restoration for Wisconsin Schools. Fifield Murray, Molly.
Earthkeeping Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum,
1993. A how to manual that includes prairie history, ecology, wildlife,
curriculum ideas, and source of native prairie seeds and plants. Call
608-262-5522. Cost $20.00 plus $3.00 for s/h.
Schoolyard Ecosystems for Florida, A Guide for Planning, Installing,
Maintaining, and Using. Schaefer, Joseph M., Donelin, Dan W., Linscott,
Lester L., Cronin-Jones, Linda. University of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.
1995. Only available in Florida
So You Want to Start an Outdoor Classroom. The Oklahoma Conservation
Commission and The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma
Special Places; Special People. Titman Wendy. Learning through
Landscapes, 1994. This package is the result of a two year research project
which examined the influence of school grounds and childrens views
of the environment and the adults who spoil or cherish it. This manual
assists schools and communities in the management of schools and their
grounds. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $35.00.
The Challenge of the Urban School Site. Edited by Martin, D.,
Lucas, D., Titman, S., and Hayward, S. Learning through Landscapes, 1996.
This book offers practical advice for urban schools wishing to holistically
develop their school grounds environment. Call the Green Brick Road at
800-473-3638. Cost $27.00 Cdn.
Using School Grounds as an Educational Resource. Young, Kirsty.
Learning through Landscapes, 1990. This booklet provides ideas on ways
to develop and use school grounds within the daily curriculum. Call the
Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $7.00.
Wild School Sites, A Guide to Preparing for Habitat Improvement Projects
on School Grounds. Schiff, Paul, Smith- Walters, Cindi. Western Regional
Environmental Council, Inc. 1993. The purpose is to help students and
teachers take responsible action to improve their community. Discusses
planning, team building, implementing and provides case studies. Call
Art in the School Grounds. Keaney, Brian. Learning through Landscapes,
1996. Numerous artistic opportunities include subject areas of design,
music, drama, and movement. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638.
Cost $21.00 Cdn.
Beekeeping: A Practical Guide to Beekeeping in the School Grounds.
Dr. Feltwell, John.Learning through Landscapes, 1991. This guide provides
many ways which beekeeping and the study of bees can be incorporated into
different areas of the curriculum. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638.
Cost $7.00 Cdn.
Botany for all Ages. Hunken, Jorie and The New England Wild Flower
Society. The Globe Pequot Press, 1994. Introduction to botany, designed
around the principles of observation, experimentation, and self-expression
and is filled with information and suggested activities using plants.
Bridges to the Natural World. Kane Patricia F., Roselet, Dale
A., and Anderson, Karl. New Jersey Audubon Society, 1992. A natural history
guide for teachers of grades Pre-K through 6th developed to help New Jersey
teachers lead students to a better understanding of their local natural
environment. ISBN # 0-9624065-1-1.
Bright Ideas: The Outdoor Classroom-Curriculum in the School Grounds.
Keaney, Brian and Lucas, Bill. Learning through Landscapes, 1993. This
activity based resource provides individual, self-contained curriculum
ideas directed at teachers with little teaching experience in the outdoors.
Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $20.00 Cdn.
Butterflies: A Practical Guide to their Study in the School Grounds. Dr. Feltwell, John. Learning through Landscapes, 1991. This guide identifies
how butterflies can be used to teach a wide spectrum of science concepts.
Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $7.00 Cdn.
English in the School Grounds. Kaeney, Brian. Learning through
Landscapes, 1993. Encourage creative thought and develop speaking, listening,
writing, and reading skills within the context of outdoor elements. Call
The Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $19.00.
Exploring Woodlands: A Cross-Curricular Approach to Investigations
of Woodlands. Pearce, Tony. Learning through Landscapes. This in-depth
exploration of woodlands provides cross-curricular, field-based activities
plus follow-up classroom work suggestions. Call the Green Brick Road at
800-473-3638. Cost $30.00 Cdn.
Geography in the School Grounds. Attenborough, Hare, C. &
Day. T. Learning through Landscapes, 1996. A range of exciting activities
for practical work in geography using the school grounds as a resource.
For grades K-6. Call The Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $21.00.
Hands-On Nature: Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment
with Children. Lingelbach, Jenepher, Ed. Vermont Institute of Natural
Science, 1986. This guide contains a wide variety of clearly focused hands-on
activities on natural cycles, designs, adaptations, and habitats.
Mathematics in the School Grounds. Rhydderch-Evans, Zoe. Learning
through Landscapes, 1993. A range of exciting ideas for teaching math
outdoors using outdoor features including ponds, animals, etc. Call The
Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $19.00.
Minnesota School Nature Areas: Notes on Benefiting the Biomes.
Nielson, Matt and the School Nature Area Project. School Nature Area Project,
1996. Background information and resources on Minnesotas biomes.
Call 507-646-3599. Cost $5.00.
National Wildlife Federation(r) Access Nature(tm). 2005. An inclusive outdoor education curriculum focused on the theme of habitat, containing hands on activities aimed at youth and teens.
Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites, OWLS. Kansas Dept. of Wildlife
and Parks. 1993. Guidelines for Kansas Schools to educate students in
the areas of biology, wildlife, and our natural environment.
Pond Watchers, Guide to Ponds and Vernal Pools of Eastern North America. Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, Massachusetts. 1995. A full color
laminated three fold field key to common pond and vernal pool life. Call
Science in the School Grounds. Thomas, Gill. Learning through
Landscapes, 1992. This book provides dozens of practical science activities
done in the school grounds. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638.
Sharing Nature with Children. Cornell, Joseph. CA: Dawn Publications,
1979. Guide with activities and games for young children designed to help
participants learn ecological concepts and develop a closer affinity with
the natural world. Contact a bookstore.
Slugs, Snails & Earthworms: A Practical Guide to their Study in
the School Grounds. Dr. Feltwell, John. Learning through Landscapes,
1991. A curriculum guide showing the ways of studying the world of worms
and gastropods are explored in this guide. Call the Green Brick Road at
800-473-3638. Cost $7.00 Cdn.
Ten-Minute Field Trips: A Teachers Guide to Using the School
Grounds for Environmental Studies. Russell, Helen Ross. National Science
Teachers Association, 1990. Activities and ideas for using school grounds
as a resource for relating textbook concepts to everyday life. Call 800-722-6782.
The Schoolyard Wildlife Activity Guide. Cronin-Jones. Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, 1992. Activity guide that includes
35 activities which focuses on the plants and animals commonly found in
Florida schoolyards. Only available in Florida. Write to Florida Game
and Freshwater Fish Commission, 620 South Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL
Trees. Clark, R. And Walters, P. Learning through Landscapes,
1992. Using trees as the focus, this guide contains twelve main activity
themes and five class/school-wide projects. Call the Green Brick Road
at 800-473-3638. Cost $16.00.
WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands. Kesselheim, Alan S., Slattery, Britt
Eckhardt, Higgins, Susan H., Schilling, Mark R. Environmental Concern
Inc. and The Watercourse. 1995. Call Environmental Concern at 410-745-9620
or The Watercourse at 406-994-5392.
American Wildlife and Plants, A Guide to Wildlife and Food Habits. Martin, Alexander C., Zim, Herbert S., Nelson, Arnold L. Dover Publications,
Inc., New York, New York. 1951. An extensive reference about the use of
trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants by birds and mammals of the United
States. ISBN # 486-20793-5.
Backyard Wildlife Garden. Schneck, Marcus. Rodale Press, 1992.
Identifies how to attract and identify wildlife in your yard. Rodale Press
Book Readers Service, 33 East Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18098. Cost
Creating Landscapes for Wildlife - A Guide for Backyards in Utah. Nordstrom, Sue. UT Division of Wildlife Resources, 1991. Guidelines for
habitat enhancement, geared towards residential backyards. Call 801-538-4720.
Design of StormWater Wetland Systems. Anacostia Restoration Team,
Dept. Of Environmental Programs. 1992. Guidelines for creating diverse
and effective stormwater wetlands systems in the mid-Atlantic region.
Cost $25.00. Send a check to MWCOG, 777 North Capital St., Suite 300,
Washington, DC 20002-4201.
Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants. Bir, Richard.
University of North Carolina Press, 1992. Covers over ninety native plants
in the Southern to Mid- Atlantic region. Provides color photos, natural
history, landscape use and methods to grow and propagate. Contact a bookstore.
Landscaping for Wildlife. Henderson, Carroll. Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources, 1994. Landscape plans specifically created for the
Midwest climate. Call 612-297-3000 or 800-657-3757. Cost $10.95.
Meadows and Meadow Gardening. New England Wildflower Society.
New England Wildflower Society, 1990.
Native Plants in the Creation of Backyard, Schoolyard and Park Habitat
Areas. Mowery, Marci. Audubon Council of Pennsylvania, Camp Hill,
Pennsylvania. 1995. Outlines the stages of planning a habitat garden,
an understanding of wildlife needs and a detailed list of Pennsylvania
native plants. Call 717-763-4985.
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat. Mason, Rich, Hitchcock, Jason.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Annapolis, Maryland. 1995. An abridged
guide to common native plants of the mid-Atlantic states that are available
through nurseries. Call U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 410-573-4500.
Plants in Wetlands. Redington, Charles B. Kendall/Hunt Publishing,
Dubuque, IA 1994. Provides key and secondary species for six major wetland
types. Provides illustrations of each plant and detailed ecological relationships
of the plant to other plants and animals. ISBN # 0-8403-8983-3.
Providing Wetlands for Wildlife While Controlling Stormwater.
Brittingham, Margaret. Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural
Sciences Cooperative Extension. A manual showing how stormwater management
structures can be enhanced for wildlife. Write to Publications Distribution
Center, 112 Agricultural Administration Building, University Park, PA
Soil Bioengineering for Upland Slope Protection and Erosion Reduction. Sotir, Robbin B., Gray, Donald H. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil
Conservation Service. 1992. A manual detailing different techniques that
use vegetation to reduce erosion from slopes. Call 202-205-0026.
The Natural Habitat Garden. Druse, Ken. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc,
NY, 1994. ISBN # 0-517-58989-3.
The National Wildlife Federations Guide to Gardening for Wildlife. Tufts, Craig and Loewer, Peter. Rodale Press, 1995. Rodale Press Book
Readers Service, 33 East Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18098.
The Natural Lawn & Alternatives. Plants & Gardens, Botanic
Garden Record. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Inc. 1993. An overview of several
alternative practices to lawns. ISBN # 0-945352-80-8.
Wetland Planting Guide for the Northeastern United States. Thunhorst,
Gwendolyn A. Environmental Concern, Inc., St. Michaels, MD 1993. Consolidated
information on wetland plants including characteristics, growth, planting,
habitat, appearance, hydrology, and wildlife benefits. Call 410-745-9620.
Woodworking for Wildlife. Henderson, Carroll. Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources, 1994. Features numerous diagrams for building shelters
for birds and mammals. Call 612-297-3000 or 800-657-3757 Cost $9.95.Child
Play and Playground Design
Plants for Play: A Plant Selection Guide for Childrens Outdoor
Environments. Moore, Robin C. Learning through Landscapes, 1993. A
reference manual with more than 200 plant species listed in this informed
guide to creatively include plants in childrens play settings. Call
the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $24.00 Cdn.
Play, Playtime & Playgrounds: Key Issues for Teachers/Supervisors
of Primary Schools. Titman, Wendy. Learning through Landscapes, 1992.
This teachers guide raises the issues related to the use of school
grounds for play and playtime in primary schools. Call the Green Brick
Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $5.00 Cdn.
The Great Outdoors, Restoring Childrens Right to Play Outside.
Rivkin, Mary S. National Association for the Education of Young Children.
1995. The author sounds the call for schools and communities to restore
childrens outdoor play opportunities and practical ideas for bringing
the great outdoors to your schools. ISBN # 0-935989-71-4.
Thinking About Seating in Your School Grounds. Russell, Lisa.
Learning through Landscapes, 1991. A CD Rom helps you to explore all the
issues connected with choosing, developing, locating and using seating
in your school grounds. It is designed to be used by educators with students
of all ages. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $22.00 Cdn.
A Sand County Almanac. Leopold, Aldo. Ballantine Books, New York,
New York. 1949. A classic essay about ecology and land management.
Grounds for Examination. Video. Learning through Landscapes. This
video looks at the secondary school site and deals with: image and ethos;
social interaction; curriculum organization; environmental stewardship.
Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $35.00.
Grounds for Celebration. Video. Learning through Landscapes. Presented
by Sir David Attenborough, this inspirational video shows how one school
has turned its modest grounds into a hugely valuable educational resource.
Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $25.00.
Grounds for Change. Video. Learning through Landscapes. This video
produced by the Evergreen Foundation, explores the positive impact of
school ground naturalization featuring planners, ecologists, teachers,
and students sharing their discoveries. Call the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638.
Making the Best of Your School Grounds. Video. Learning through
Landscapes. This video will help to you to take a detailed look at your
school grounds and will encourage you to undertake a process of change
which will greatly enhance your students learning environment. Call
the Green Brick Road at 800-473-3638. Cost $30.00.
Noahs Garden, Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Back Yards. Stein, Sara. Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, New York. 1993. Through
her own experience, the author provides a proactive rationale for changing
the American lawn into something more beautiful, interesting, and alive.
ISBN # 0-395-65373-8.
The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats (two volumes, Eastern and
Western United States). Benyus, Janine, M. Simon and Schuster, 1989. Guides
include definition of habitat, observation tips, profile of each habitat,
includes charts, maps, illustrations, keys, and specific info on individual
species. Fireside Books, $14.95 each.
The Bird Feeder Book. Stokes, Donald and Lillian. Little, Brown
and Co., 1987. Guidelines on attracting more birds to your yard, identifying
species, and understanding bird behavior at feeders. Little, Brown and
Co., Boston, MA. Cost $8.95.
The Butterfly Book. Stokes, Donald and Lillian, and Williams,
Ernest. Little, Brown and Co., 1991. An easy guide to butterfly gardening
identification and behavior. Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA Cost $11.95