We live on the opposite side of the country from our family. We are very intentional about teaching our boys where all the extended family lives and the natural and man made wonders near by. Last summer when Jared’s Grandmother came to visit, she brought along a book for the boys from Glacier National Park - Who Pooped in the Park?
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Who Pooped in the Park? is a series of books written by Gary D. Robson set in various national parks across the United States. We have the Glacier Park edition that follows Michael as he camps with his family. Michael learns about the scat (poop) and tracks left by an assortment of animals. Using this book as a guide, we are teaching the boys to identify and classify poop and animal tracks they find.
We are a big outdoor family. Every nice weekend throughout the year you’re likely to find us hiking or camping somewhere. Since reading Who Pooped in the Park? with our boys, its become a game to see who can find evidence of animals first on one of our hikes.
Bebop was extremely excited to find deer tracks on a muddy trail.
In early spring, we found frog eggs in one of our local ponds. The boys thought this was the coolest thing ever.
A few short weeks later and we started seeing frogs everywhere!
If you are new to hiking, or have a reluctant hiker in your group, the Who Pooped in the Park? series is a great introduction to the amazing animals all around us in the Great Outdoors.
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