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The Down by the Sea Activity Book, suitable for children ages 8 and up, is focused on Mid-Atlantic seashore and ocean creatures. It covers science, ecology, and conservation topics and involves readers in games, crossword, math, poem and word puzzles, coloring pages, and more. The activities are perfect for beach vacation fun and learning. Over 70 species are introduced, including sharks, fish, whales and dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, mollusks, crabs, common invertebrates, and birds. The book was reviewed by marine education specialists before publishing, ensuring scientific accuracy and proper use of learning tools. Answers to all activity pages are included.
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Numerous children and their parents have written the Cattail Company to show their appreciation of the fun and educational experience provided by the Down by the Sea Activity Book. The book can be used in the home or classroom, but also provides a unique experience for children visiting the beach. Various identification keys and activities are included to help children identify sharks, whales, fish, birds, mollusks, and other animals found on or near the shoreline. Children and their parents will return home from the beach with a deeper understanding of the animals they encountered and the beach they enjoyed.About the Author:
Karen Aspinwall holds a B.S. in Environmental Conservation and an M. Ed.Numerous in Curriculum Development. Formerly School Programs Manager at the Nationa Aquarium in Baltimore, she has over 17 years of experience teaching environmental science to children, adults and teachers.
Presently Karen operates the Cattail Company, a curriculum development development firm located in Maryland. She is also Executive Director of the Fair Hill Nature Education Center located in Northeastern Maryland.
The Cattail Company has developed curriculum for major new aquariums, provided scientific consulting and edutainment activity development for popular children's computer games, and produced children's educational books for government agencies.
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