Enviro-Time: Recommended Environmental Reading Lists for Children
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Nate Drag, NYSG Great Lakes Coastal Literacy Specialist, E: nwd4@cornell.edu, P: (716) 645-3610

Enviro-Time: Recommended Environmental Reading Lists for Children (pdf) includes over 40 books that will connect young people in the Great Lakes, and beyond, to their local communities and ecosystems in new and unique ways. 

The books on these lists will introduce children to scientists from a diversity of backgrounds, to real life accounts of innovation and exploration, and to fun stories that highlight the wonder of the natural world. 

Each book on this list is also paired with a complimentary lesson that can be incorporated into classroom learning, used in remote instruction, or done at home with friends and family. 

Additionally, New York Sea Grant has compiled a list and map of locally owned, independent bookstores throughout New York’s Great Lakes region where you can order these books. 

I hope you enjoy the books on our Enviro-Time Storytime Recommended Reading Lists as much as we do!

Partners on this project include: the Park School of Buffalo, Wisconsin Sea Grant, University at Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Center for Great Lakes Literacy’ and the ‘University at Buffalo Department of Environment and Sustainability.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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