Listening to a story is a creative pastime—an ancient tradition of the human spirit—that adds to the value of a person’s life and can influence how they care for themselves and the Earth. Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Youth Programs value creative endeavors connected with nature and youth. We have created this online video collection to support the spirit of youth as they develop and grow into stewards of the Earth.
Our online video library is a collection of of the children’s Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award authors reading their books and includes nature based activities for each story. Activities are designed to get readers outside, interacting with the natural world with curiosity and wonder. These books capture the spirit of the human relationship with nature and promote awareness, preservation, appreciation, and restoration of the natural world for future generations.
We hope you enjoy the readings and try one or more of the nature-based activities. The number of stars indicates the level of activity challenge.
★★★ Most Challenging
We also encourage you to share your adventures with us on facebook.