Resources & References: NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Nature and Environment Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Fieldbook; Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Fishing, Fly- Fishing, Forestry, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Plant Science, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Soil and Water Conservation, and Sustainability merit badge pamphlets
Arnett, Ross H., Jr. American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico, 2nd ed. CRC Press, 2000.
Bryant, Geoff. Plant Propagation from A to Z: Growing Plants for Free. Firefly Books Ltd., 2003.
Chinery, Michael, ed. The Kingfisher Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals: From Aardvark toZorille—and 2,000 Other Animals. Kingfisher
Books, 1992.
National Audubon Society. National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Birds. Scholastic Inc., 1998.
National Geographic Society. Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 4th ed. National Geographic Society, 2002.
Petronis, Lexi. 47 Things You Can Do for the Environment. Zest Books, 2012.
Savedge, Jenn. The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet. New Society Publishers, 2009.
Sivertsen, Linda, and Tosh Sivertsen. Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life. Simon Pulse, 2008.
Tyning, Thomas F. Stokes Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles. Little, Brown, 1990.
Whitaker, John O. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

Organizations and Websites
American Horticultural Society
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Center for Plant Conservation
Ecological Society of America
Entomological Society of America
EnviroLink Network
Great Backyard Bird Count
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Related Program Features
Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Ethics, Sustainability, Wildlife Management

Photo and Illustration Credits
(, courtesy: plant, ©def2photo; eagle, ©SergeyUryadnikov; fish, ©panbazil; Siberian husky, ©Eric Isselee; flowers, ©Tropper2000),  (Scout holding plant, BSA file), (food chain diagram, BSA/ John McDearmon; Scouts hiking, BSA file), (, courtesy: basket, ©Vakabungo; sticky notes, ©bogdandimages)

We are grateful to John Washburn, Gary Stolz, Ph.D., and Mike Faccinetto for their assistance with developing the Nature and Environment program feature. John is from Atlanta, Georgia, and served as the Southern Region Venturing president, 2008–2009. Gary is a longtime Scouter from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; and Mike is from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and serves on the Merit Badge
Maintenance Task Force.

Nature and Environment Information Troop Meetings Main Event