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Get outside with the coolest tool EVER! A workbook/feild guide/lab book wrapped up in original art and a whole lot of fun! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on December 15, 2011.

Get outside with the coolest tool EVER! A workbook/feild guide/lab book wrapped up in original art and a whole lot of fun!

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Hi, I'm Kim! Two years ago I decided to become a Fairfax Master Naturalist.  Our final test to pass Master Naturalist Basic Training was to do a presentation.  Some people thought I was crazy when I said I wanted to create a workbook/journal/field guide for my kids, Riley and Ethan.  I wanted to share the cool things I was learning about the natural history of Fairfax County with them. 

As I worked on my presentation, it became obvious that 10 weeks of training would not fit into one workbook.  But I had to start somewhere, so I decided that I would work on a few topics and put the other content on the back burner to go into future workbooks.  My first workbook covers botany, dendrology, entomology and ecology...that's plants, trees, insects and relationships in nature. 

When I presented my workbook to my Master Naturalist class on presentation day, everyone was excited...even the nature center I volunteer at wanted to see this project get off the ground and talked about using it as program curriculum.  I was so excited!  And I passed Fairfax Master Naturalist boot camp too!

I had a lots of work ahead of me.  The content needed tweeking and I had to find an artist to illustrate the workbook.  Finding quality artwork free from copyright headaches is hard!  Chantal Pinnow stepped in as the illustrator.  Her artwork is breathtaking!  Next I needed some help in the PR department...enter Roya Zarrinhad.  She produced the video for me!  Now I need the funds to print, making this dream a reality.  Kickstarter.com uses micro-donations to fully fund creative projects like mine!  Once this project is fully funded through pledges, I get the money to print the books, to get them into kids hands!

Somewhere along the way I realized that my goal of sharing this with just my kids, Riley and Ethan, was to small...my dream is to get this workbook into the hands of every kid who wants to get out, explore, discover and learn!  Make it happen...donate today!

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    Your name and thank you will be shouted over the Virginia side of the Great Falls on the Potomac River by me!

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    Your thank you shouted, plus a tree rubbing (bark and leaf) of a Fairfax County, Virginia tree featured in the dendrology section of the workbook!

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    All of the above, plus a signed copy of Virginia Junoir Naturalist Workbook #1 including botany, dendrology, entomology and ecology!

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    All of the above, plus join me as I discover, play and learn on my next forest romp through a video adventure journal!

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    All of the above, plus your name printed on the inside back cover of the Virginia Junior Naturalist Workbook as a VJNW Supporter!

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    All of the above, plus a set of 8 notecards featuring original artwork from Virginia Junior Naturalist Workbook!

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    All of the above, plus a sneak peak at the next Virginia Junior Naturalist Workbook on Geology,
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    All of the above, plus original artwork from the workbook, signed and framed!

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    All of the above, plus a naturalist guided hike in a Fairfax County, Virginia Park for you and 5 of your friends!

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    All of the above, plus your name will move from the VJNW Supporter list to the back cover of the workbook as our Printing Sponsor!

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