On the Road: New Friends on the Rachel Carson GeoTrail
What an exciting week we are having at the library---it's Read Across America time:)
This year, our community decided to reach beyond the library & school campus. We invite everyone---friends, neighbors, grandparents, mail carriers, shop keepers, helicopter pilots, underwater basketweavers, puppies, palentologists---to read the book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, by Miranda Paul.
Can you think of some things to do with a plastic bag?
We can help protect our environment by finding ways to recycle/upcycle materials. We can also commit to using lest single-use plastics. We can plant a pollinator garden. You can find 50 more great ideas here.
What could be cooler than having our very own hometown environmental heroine? Having a super fun outdoor adventure inspired by the champion of environmental activism, the one, the only, Rachel Carson.
The Rachel Carson Trail Conservancy has created a fun video to introduce participating families to their new mini-geotrail. The video demonstrates how to geocache and find new ways to explore outdoors free of charge!
Maps for the RCTC Mini-geotrail are also available at the Hampton Community Library or at: https://www.rachelcarsontrails.org/news/2021/rctc-mini-geotrail.
Now that Spring is sprung-ish, lace up your sneakers & head outside! Nothing helps us to appreciate our environment better than a tromp through Nature. Find out more about Rachel Carson's early life at the Homestead or take a drive across the Rachel Carson Bridge.
You can find lots of great nature guidebooks, eco crafting, stories about nature & more environmental activitst biographies at the library. Grab your library card (and save some trees while you're at it!) & expand your mind.
Remember the sky you were born under, remember each of the star's stories -Joy Harjo
Need help finding a book? Ask a librarian;) Or browse these websites:
Climate Action books for families
Reading list from Mighty Girl
A social justice reading list
YALSA Earth Day suggestions
Green Grants book picks
Another excellent LibGuide
And some nature themed fiction
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more Read Across America week activities, including an Eco-Activist STEAM contest, PCCR supply Drive & more!
Toodleoo, my eco-roos!