A hands-on, gloves-off, muddy boots activity book for young adventurers ages 8 and up, offering fun projects and adventures to build lifelong skills and knowledge about the natural world—from the host of MeatEater and New York Times bestselling author of The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival
Does climbing a tree, building a bug hotel, spearing a bullfrog, stalking wild animals, and scouting for petrified wood sound more fun than homework or chores? If so, this guide is your perfect companion to endless summer days and rainy fall afternoons alike. Filled with advice, insights, and activities to inspire wonder and excitement about the natural world, Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars is a curious kid’s treasure trove, filled to the brim with outdoor projects, skills, and adventures complete with illustrations. The book presents a ton of fun and exciting ways to explore the natural world, like:
building an outdoor exploration kit
identifying constellations and navigating using the sun and stars
collecting fossils and other geological wonders
tracking animals and following weather patterns
making your own compass
growing your own fruits and vegetables
Building survival shelters and primitive hunting weapons
fishing, hunting, and foraging for wild foods
making cool art projects using natural materials
A must-have guide for budding naturalists, scientists, gardeners, anglers, foragers, and hunters, Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars helps get kids out into nature,imparting lifelong knowledge and skills along the way.
The finished book will be printed throughout in two color. This advance edition includes a select number of two-color pages as a sample.