Basking In It: Appreciate God’s Creation


Wangari Maathai


A Place in the Choir (Makem and Clancy)

Down to Earth (Peter Gabriel from Wall-E)

Naturally (Huey Lewis & the News)

Theme from Jurassic Park (John Williams from Jurassic Park)

Picture Books:

A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long

Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment by Wendy Macdonald

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola

The Friendly Beasts by Tomie de Paola


Becoming a Redwood by Dana Gioia

God’s Granduer by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Trees by Joyce Kilmer


Jurassic Park (1993; Sam Neill, Laura Dern) PG13 – Thoughtful, but violent story about arrogance with regard to science and nature. Very Spielberg. Not for the littles or sensitive kids.

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson – Beautiful chapter book about a family who finds healing by moving to a place where “it’s all outdoors here”.

Wall-E (2008; Pixar) G – Thoughtful and interesting story about the relationship of mankind with the earth and with technology.


Africa (BBC; 2013)

Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe by Professor David M. Meyer (The Great Courses – Note: watch for sales!!!)

How the Earth Changed History (BBC; 2010)