Who Pooped in the Park? Exploring the Great Outdoors with Kids

Who Pooped in the Park - Exploring the Great Outdoors with Kids

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. 

Exploring the Great Outdoors - Checking Under Rocks

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.

Exploring the Great Outdoors - Animal Tracks

Bebop was extremely excited to find deer tracks on a muddy trail.

Exploring the Great Outdoors - Frog Eggs

In early spring, we found frog eggs in one of our local ponds.  The boys thought this was the coolest thing ever.

Exploring the Great Outdoors - Finding Frogs

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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  • http://laurensahm.blogspot.co.nz Lauren@SAHM I am

    This sounds like the kind of book my kids would love! Can’t wait to explore the outdoors some more when the weather is nicer here.

  • http://www.chestnutgroveacademy.blogspot.com Jennifer Altman

    omg! My kids would get a major kick out of this book! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://ktcupoftea.wordpress.com Katie @ Cup of Tea

    What a fun book! I’ll definitely need to save that for later! It reminds me of a book when I was kiddo called “What bird did that?”. Same premise :)

  • Amy Purvis Paskell

    So cool! We used to live 45 minutes away from Glacier. It is my happy place!

  • http://www.monstersed.co.za/ Momma Jo

    Oh wow, you are so fortunate to live in an animal rich area. We are stuck with very little wetland areas to go exploring. Colour me jealous :)

  • Jennifer Tammy

    The book titled hooked me, lol. Linked up!

  • Chareen

    That books title would definately attract my son’s attention! Off to see if our library has it …