Keep Jackson County Beautiful
Resource Lending Library
The following material is available for use to Jackson County citizens and teachers and homeschoolers.
Resources in our library include environmental education books, videos, CDs, kits puzzles and brochures. These items are provided free of charge through a sign out process by Keep Jackson County Beautiful. A "checkout" form must be completed and turned in to KJCB - see Resource Lending Library Check Out Sheet page.
For more information and questions about available materials please call Susan Trepagnier, Executive Director, at (706) 708-7198.
Keep Jackson County Beautiful purchased a Watershet, Nonpoint Source, Stormwater Pollution and Prevention education model last year. We have just received the Waste Management Landfills and Recycling education model. The correlation to standards for Grades Kindergarten, 4, 5, 8 and 9-12 will be linked to the KJCB website's Environmental Education page.
Curious George Plants a Tree Margret & H.A.Rey's Curious George loves to go to the science museum so when he finds out the meseum is planning a "Green Day" dedicated to recycling and planting trees, Georgis is curious and wants to help.
Diary of A Worm Joanna Cotler Books Could be read accompanying KJCB "worm farm" studies. About a little worm, much like you and me except he eats his homework. Tells how worms help the soil.
Franklin Is Messy Paulette Bourgeois * Brenda Clark Franklin counts forward, backward and can zip zippers and button buttons, but he can't ever find his things. Find out how he and his mother solve the problem.
Michael Recycle Ellie Bethel Fresh and funny, Michael Recycle will entertain young and old while gently imparting an important message about recycling and environmental awareness.
Michael Recycle meets Litterbug Doug Ellie Bethel Litterbug Doug is lazy. He's wasteful. He's messy, but worst of all, he hates recycling! Along comes the Earth's green-caped crusader, Michael Recycle, to show dastardly Doug the error of his ways.
The Lorax Dr. Seuss At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows lives The Once-Ler who imparts the story of The Lorax who spoke for the trees which the town was chopping as fast as you please. What happened to the town when the last tree was twacked?
The Wartville Wizard Don Madden Wartville is being buried in trash! Find out what one tidy old man realizes he has the power over and how that power affects the citizens of Wartville. Invite KJCB's Susie Litter to tell this story.
Zoom in on ... BUGS Scholastic Just what it says - learn about bugs.
Young Discoverers Pollution and Waste Scholastic Environmental Facts and experiments about pollution, acid rain, too much noise and recycling, etc.
Young Discoverers Garbage and Recycling Scholastic Environmental Facts and experiments about waste, gardens and garages, paper and recycling plastics, cans and rags.
Young Discoverers Nature and Danger Scholastic Environmental Facts and experiments about animal habitats, pollution problems, forests in danger, rivers, ponds and lakes and our seas. Why not make a nature reserve?
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Chemistry Experiments Louis V. Loeschnig Everyday experiments with Air, Water and other things; Here's Superman, but where's Clark; Salty Solutions and Sweet Success; It's Crystal Clear; Kitchen Alchemy and The Lab: CO2 and you.
Nature Experiments Louis V. Loeschnig Ever wanted to know why the North Pole is colder than the equator; why the sun sets or what causes thunder and lightning? This is the book you need to delve into experiments that will help you discover and explore the how and why.
Weather Experiments Louis V. Loeschnig These experiments take you underground, into the water, water everywhere, plenty of plants, wonderful wildlife, ecosystems near and far and into solving nature problems.
Earth Science Experiments Louis V. Loeschnig Unlike some Earth books, this one will give you a world of information and dozens of eearthly exciting activities and experiments and it will teach you the hows and whys of becoming a real conservationist.
Space & Flight Experiments Louis V. Loeschnig The history of flight is filled with dreamers and failed attempts to fly. Born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci, one of the earliest artists and engineers, drew flying machines and dreamed of being able to soar through the air -- but that was more than 400 years before manned lfight became a reality.
50 Simple Things YOU Can Do to Save the Earth Earth Works Group This book has a 1989 copyright. Have things changed?
Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book Koontz Encourages children of all ages to provide a safe and bountiful haven for all kinds of critters - right in their own backyard or on a balcony. After your children complete one of these projects, please send pictures of the activities and completed item. Will make a great addition to KJCB's website.
EcoArt Laurie Carlson Earth Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3-9 year olds Make an ant ranch; an earthworm wonderland; milk carton or pine cone feeder and in the process learn about animal habitats.
Hands-On Ecology Colleen Kessler In-Depth Activities for Earth Day, Teach Students Conservation and Environmentalism; Engage Kids in Practical, Hands-On Classroom Activities
Keeping Our Earth Green Williamsonbooks More than 100 Hands-On ways to Help Save the Earth Teach kids about Oil Spills and how to clean them up; the air we breathe and how pollution began and the land we live upon and how we can take better care of it.
Naturalist Intelligence Glock, Wertz & Meyer Science in the School Yard
Recycled Crafts Box Laura C. Martin (author of Nature's Art Box) To many people, garbage cans and recycling bins are full of useless things, but for those who can learn to look at trash in a new and inventive way, they are brimming with potential treasures. That's what this book is about - recycling the items we throw away into all kinds of new and wonderful creations and getting into the habit of creating less trash in the first place.
Save our Planet MacEachern 750 Everyday Ways you can help clean up the earth - copyright 1990 - Do we still need to improve these things?
Resource Lending Library Checkout Sheet