On Saturday, April 14th at 10:30am at the Colgate Bookstore, meet George Steele, an environmental educator and local author! Enjoy a special story time and learn how to expand your senses with a unique activity and craft by Rogers Environmental Education Center.
It’s night. It’s dark. It’s time to go indoors—or is it? The outdoors at night can be a scary place, but Wait Till It Gets Dark will help young readers investigate the mysterious nature of night. Years of teaching children in the outdoors has given the authors, renowned environmental educators Anita Sanchez and George Steele, firsthand experience in introducing students to the joys of nature at night. They have led kids on night walks in a variety of habitats, including urban settings. Based on these experiences, the book describes night-time landscapes and the nocturnal animals that inhabit them, from desert coyotes to the frog chorus in a backyard pond—and a corner of the bathroom at midnight where a spider lurks.
George Steele is an environmental educator working with schools, nature centers and museums throughout the Northeast. The former director of the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s Education Camp Program, he received the Conservation Educator Award from the NYS Conservation Council, and the NYS Outdoor Education Association’s Gold Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has a degree in Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.