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Who would like to be a Lake Champlain Watershed Explorer? The Huntington Public Library has copies of the newly produced “Watershed Explorer Challenge” booklets available to all on the ‘Books To Go’ table. Created by the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program, this well-designed, 32-page booklet is geared toward middle schoolers but also suitable for upper elementary or early high school students. It’s designed to help young people learn about the Lake Champlain Basin and has fun activities on topics like water clarity, macroinvertebrates, and food webs. In addition to the 11 different indoor and outdoor activities, the booklet has a glossary and links to several resources to investigate topics in more depth. Learn more here:

Lake Champlain Sea Grant also offers virtual programs, including the “Zoom a Scientist” series for all ages:


There are dozens of websites, webinars and youtube channels to keep one learning and investigating throughout the next many months – just on the topic of natural science. Listed below are a few that are associated with authors and further investigation will yield additional resources. If you are interested in reading their books, please send an email to or call and leave a message, 434-4583.

Peter Wohlleben –

1) Judith Schwartz –
Books: Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
Water In Plain Sight – Hope For a Thirsty World
Reindeer Chronicles: and Other Inspiring Stories of Working with Nature to Heal the Earth
2)  Kari Marie Norgaard –
Book: Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People
3) Isabella Tree –
Books: Wilding – TheReturn of Nature to a British Farm
There are others that are not in the HPL collection.


The Secret Wisdom of Nature

The Inner Life of Animals

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Secret Network of Nature

The Weather Detective

For Children:

Can You Hear the Trees Talking

Peter and the Tree Children


And there are more.

Diana Beresford Kroeger


The Sweetness of a Simple Life

To Speak for the Trees

The Global Forest

Arboretum Borealis

Arboretum America


Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees – NA at HPL, but check out:


Too many to list.

Joan Maloof –


Teaching the Trees – Lessons From the Forest

Among the Ancients – Adventures in the Eastern Old Growth Forests

The Living Forest – A visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods

Nature’s Temples – The Complex World of Old Growth Forests


William Bryant Logan –


Oak – The Frame of Civilization

Soil – The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

Air – The restless Shaper of the World

Sproutlands – Tending the Endless Gift of Trees


Dirt – The Movie


Many to explore.

David George Haskell –



The Forest Unseen – A year’s Watch in Nature

Songs of Trees – Stories From Nature’s Great Connectors

Robin Wall Kimmerer –


Again, so many.


Gathering Moss – A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Braiding Sweetgrass – Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Mary Holland –


Naturally Curious Day By Day

Naturally Curious Month By Month

The Beavers Busy Year

Otis the Owl

Animal Eyes

Animal Noses

Animal Skins

Animal Tails

Animal Mouths

Animal Legs

Animal Houses

Yodel the Yearling

Bernd Heinrich:


Mind of the Raven

Ravens in Winter

Winter World

Summer World

The Trees in My Forest

The Thermal Warriors

White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows

A Naturalist At Large

A Year in the Maine Woods

The Homing Instinct

One Wild Bird at a Time

Life Everlasting

List of Uncatalogued Materials

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