Join us for ECO Book Worms a nature-themed book club for kids. Children will read several chapters from the chosen book, in between each once a month meeting (there will be 3 meetings for each book). Upon registration we will add you to the Google Classroom which will outline which chapters your child(ren) should read ahead of time. If your child is not reading quite yet that is fine, you may read the book to them or they can listen to an audiobook version. When we get together we will discuss what they have read so far and do a couple activities related to the book. This club is recommend for children ages 7-14 yrs old and there are 15 spots for each club series. This class will be about 2 hrs long. Please feel free to bring a packed lunch to eat before the hike.
The cost for the 3 - once a month meetings is $12 per child. You will also need to obtain a copy of the book we are reading.
All events require an RSVP and agreeing to a waiver. We will send email reminders about 5-7 business days before the event with the exact meeting location. If you notice any errors or conflicting information please let us know, we are human and make mistakes sometimes!
For this ECO Book Worm Club we will be reading Paisano Pete.
About the book: Kelly befriends a roadrunner that lives on her family's Texas ranch and learns about the bird's keen intelligence and unusual traits, including snake killing. And when Pete and his mate, Ruby, hatch a rare white roadrunner, Kelly finds ways to protect their vulnerable offspring. Marilyn Komechak communicates a wide variety of facts about New Mexico's state bird through a fun story, and Jason C. Eckhardt's classic pen-and-ink illustrations will delight young readers.
Activities will center around roadrunners and snakes.
We will meet on June 25th, July 23rd and August 27th - Google Calendar event if you would like to add it to your personal calendar.
For this ECO Book Worm Club we will be reading Bats Science Comic.
About the book: Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic―dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: In Bats, we follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans on a nature hike. He is taken to a bat rehabilitation center where he meets many different species of bats. They teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live.
Activities will center around bats.
We will meet on September 29th, October 27th, November 17th - Google Calendar event if you would like to add it to your personal calendar.
For this ECO Book Worm Club we will be reading Who Was Rachel Carson?
About the book: Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the Bureau of Fisheries and soon after published Under the Sea Wind, her first of many nature books. Her 1962 bestseller, Silent Spring, sent shockwaves through the country and warned of the dangers of DDT and other pesticides. A pioneering environmentalist, Rachel Carson helped awaken the global consciousness for conservation and preservation.
Activities will center around Rachel Carson and conservation.
We will meet on December 15th, January 26th, February 23rd - Google Calendar event if you would like to add it to your personal calendar.