Adventures through the Garden Gate
A Plant-tastic Journey
Follow Lily on an exciting adventure as she explores a magical garden filled with colorful flowers, ancient plants, and hidden secrets. As Lily wanders through different sections like the butterfly garden, woodland, and a stream, she discovers the importance of planting flowers that help birds, bees, and butterflies. Along the way, Lily and her friend Flora meet a tiny hummingbird and learn about the sweet nectar that keeps it flying. Inspired by their discoveries, Lily and Flora decide to become nature helpers or Citizen Scientists by contributing to a fun project counting birds and bees in the garden. Join them on their journey to learn, explore, and lend a helping hand to nature!
Keywords: citizen science, environmental learning, nature, gardening, nectar and pollination, hummingbird, plants
Moonlight Crab Count
Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo spends a night on the shore surveying horseshoe crabs who have come to mate and lay eggs. Readers will learn valuable facts about these ancient animals and how they can get involved in the effort to conserve horseshoe crabs.
Keywords: citizen science, environmental education, horseshoe crabs, life cycle, red knots, water: (bay), informed action, interconnectedness, migration
Contando los cangrejos herradura a la luz de la luna (Spanish version)