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50 Hikes with Kids California (Paperback)

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National Parenting Product Award winner for 2019

California kids live in a magnificent natural playground, and 50 Hikes with Kids California helps them explore its beaches, deserts, mountains, and forests. Scavenger hunts for every hike make it fun for families to learn about the region’s geology, flora, and fauna. For successful adventures with even the youngest trekkers, award-winning author Wendy Gorton includes a detailed map, trustworthy and intuitive directions, a difficulty rating, restroom info, and places to grab a snack nearby for every trip.

About the Author


Wendy holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. As part of her quest to bring science education alive, she worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and train other educators to do the same. She enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking, yoga, photography, traveling, writing, and hanging out with her family and nephews. She lives in Portland, Oregon, right by Powell’s Books, one of her greatest treasuries of inspiration, with her cats and boyfriend.

Praise For…


“The perfect gift for the nature-enthusiast parent.” San Francisco Chronicle

“The weather in California is almost always great and we love to explore the mountains and beaches as a family. This book is a great resource for families living here. There is so much to explore and this book is a great starting point.”—National Parenting Product Awards
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781604698701
ISBN-10: 1604698705
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
Pages: 284

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