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"It's a Bird" is a short graphic novel written by Christian Cooper and illustrated by Alitha E. Martinez. It introduces Jules, a Black teenage birder who receives a special pair of binoculars. "It's a Bird" addresses the intersectionality of environment and racism, and is published and free to download by DC Comics.

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Earthwalks: an alternative nature experience, a new book by Steve Van Matre and The Institute for Earth Education, provides details for leaders on what an Earthwalk aims to accomplish, how to prepare for a successful Earthwalk experience and lots of leadership guidelines and tips on for those leading these walks. If you are looking for a way to build a sense a place without the usual "follow me, gather round" approach, check out this book.

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Carolyn Finney describes the history of the environmental movement and the part race, representation, and rhetoric play. Media and policies tend to make outdoor activity and spaces seem like white people are the only ones recreating. She shares example after example of African Americans’ historical and current connection to the outdoors.

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This guide supports and expands the planting and use of school gardens and greenhouses, farm to school activities, and the integration of plant science in the curriculum. The manual lays out a basic understanding of greenhouses, how to integrate greenhouses into lessons, and how to use greenhouses in classroom curricula and after-school activities.

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This guide was created to be a resource for teachers and farmers to support Farm-to-School programming throughout Vermont and beyond. The guide provides a collection of creative, standards-based lessons for teachers of students K-8 who want to integrate hands-on learning into their school curriculum.

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This resource helps K-12 educators teach about marine debris and involve their students in research and outreach. Students can conduct marine debris surveys, enter their data into a national database, analyze monitoring results, and become involved in marine debris stewardship within their communities.

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This booklet presents key messages for action, summarized from a set of chapters on different environmental health issues, available at www.who.int/ceh/publications/healthyenvironmentsforhealthychildren. The work is a result of an on-going partnership between WHO, UNEP and UNICEF in the area of children’s environmental health, and seeks to update the 2002 joint publication “Children in the New Millennium: Environmental Impact on Health."

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