Two teachers are sharing their lessons outside of the classroom with their three new books.
Science teachers Amy Tilmont and Jeff Garside of the Rumson Country Day School are teaching their students and readers the importance of cleaning up after past generations with their new books. The teachers turned co-authors, teamed up with a former RCDS parent and children’s book author Mark Stewart, to get their message out.
The books titled Extreme Environments: Living on the Edge, Man vs. Animal: Species at Risk, and Trash Talk: What You Throw Away, take readers deeper into the complex real-world issues that go along with our environment. Due to the historical, cultural, and scientific context of the books, they have become apart of the Second Nature series published by Norwood House.
“Our Second Nature books encourage students to advocate for the world that surrounds them,” says Tilmont in a press release. “As an educator, opening up young minds to recognize changes in the environment and the impact that our choices have on our lives—and those lives to come—is a monumental and awe-inspiring goal.”
The newest additions to the Second Nature series are geared towards students in fifth through seventh grade that have a desire to learn more about real-world issues and solutions that come along with the environment.