Activities for kids!🎨
Bring Nature Book Week into your home, school or library with these fun and educational activities for the young & young at heart 💚
Our annual celebration of nature and storytelling
We hope you enjoyed Nature Book Week 2023! Some things are still available to watch and listen to below—and don't forget to fill out the form for updates on next year's program.
#AskAnAuthor: Duncan Smith OAM ('We Are Australians'). Two Grade 6 students from Darlington Public School interview shortlisted author Duncan Smith!
Adam Duncan reads ‘Looking After Country With Fire’!
#AskAnAuthor: Yvette Poshoglian ('Dear Greta'). Two Grade 6 students from Darlington Public School interview shortlisted author Yvette Poshoglian!
#AskAnAuthor: Dr Sarah Pye—How can storytelling inspire action for nature?
#AskAnAuthor: Milly Formby (A Shorebird’s Flying Adventure). Two Grade 6 students from Darlington Public School interview shortlisted author Milly Formby!
#AskAnAuthor: Jessie Panazzolo—Threatened Species Day: Books to help conservationists cope, with Associate Professor Jen Martin!
Your Kid’s Next Read podcast: Nature Book Week special!
From creating a 'Nature Book' section to hosting a green reading challenge, here are 5 ideas to help grow a love of nature in readers of all ages—during Nature Book Week and beyond 🌱📚 You can even take this printable list to your local school or library!
“When we read about our natural world, we feel more connected to nature. And feeling connected to nature helps us all to understand how precious our natural environment is, and how important it is we protect it.”
As part of Nature Book Week the Wilderness Society is working with First Nations communities and schools, like the Nawarddeken Academy in Arnhem Land and Deadly Science, to give the fantastic nature books we received for consideration a good home.
“The Nawarddeken Academy is thrilled to be receiving a donation of books from The Wilderness Society. Being located on an Indigenous ranger base in west Arnhem Land, we have limited access to quality printed texts that embrace the natural environment,” says Olga Scholes, Nawarddeken Academy Executive Officer.
“Our country is our classroom and local ecological knowledge is critical to Indigenous Language and Culture. In a remote bicultural school like ours, reading stories about nature from other parts of the world highlights the importance of caring for our local environment.”
Corey Tutt CEO and Founder of Deadly Science says the donation of books is “Incredible! Books are freedom. To provide these Deadly books to our students is just amazing. Who knows, maybe this might be the thing that helps our students find their deadly passion.”