Join educators from across Arizona as we read some of the most important conservation books ever written.
The Arizona Game and Fish Deparment's Virtual Educator Book Club will allow teachers with a passion for reading and for conservation to network and engage in lively online discussions. Like all book clubs, we explore the language, themes, content and other elements specific to the book and its author. However, we take it a step further. We also share ideas to bring this information into the classroom so Arizona students can benefit as well.
Some of the books that we will be reading include A Sand County Almanac, Last Child in the Woods, and The Big Burn.
Each session of the book club lasts a few months and focuses on one book. You are free to participate in as many sessions as you are able to. We do ask that once you begin a session, you make every attempt to complete it and be an active participant. The success of the book club is entirely dependent on the participants!
Each session is free. The only cost to you is the book. The books should be available (or able to be ordered) from most bookstores.
Educators who actively participate in the entire session will receive a certificate for professional development credit at the end.
Join us for our first session which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Silent Spring. This powerful (and somewhat ontroversial) book, written by noted scientist Rachel Carson, explores the impact of DDT and other pesticides on the environment. The book is largely credited with starting the environmental movement. This session begins on October 15.
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