Archive for the ‘web resource’ Category

Bee cause

With all the news this summer about bees and their decline, a website has been created for amateur entomologists, thanks in large part to the University of Illinois. To find out more, check out this article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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I’ m still here

I’m still here. It’s taken awhile but I finally feel better. Nothing that three kids, bringing home multiple sicknesses (and a little homework), can’t do to wipe you out. That said, with school just about over for the semester and my project done, I think I finally am better and I will pick up where I left off. More on the project later.

 My first priority here will be to do a little updating the website. Rather than have my card catalog graphic on the front page, I will start rotating out the with some nice photos (of what else, nature). I also hope to get at least an e-mail up, and with any luck, a form up sometime next week.

Now that I’m beginning to get the hang of becoming a reference librarian, I want to start recommending reference resources. This should all begin next week. Meanwhile, I will get back to posting information on article I have come across relating to the environment. Also, I will be posting a link to my newest project research project, updating the resources for a book called ” Choose to Reuse ” by David and Nikki Goldbeck.  

Sincerely-

Green Librarian 

Walking to school and nature

I was surprised last week to see on the cover of our local newspaper (Webster-Kirkwood Times) a picture of some students here joining in the celebration of the seventh annual Walk to School Week.  In an age where kids are less active than ever, it’s nice to see some families still enjoy walking.

I hope to have some more on this topic later in the week (after my mid-term) , as well as, on a book that I read over the summer called Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. This book has sparked a recent movement to get kids back outside. There is a local group here in St. Louis that I hope to also have more information on soon. 

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

All wet

Today is yet another rainy day. Which allows me to segway right into another wet topic, the mississippi river. In today’s edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is an interesting article on a project called the Miss Rockaway Armanda, a raft built recycled from trash and powered on vegetable oil with a crew of artists and performers. They started in Minneapolis and are headed to New Orleans.Talk about a fun time. Oh yeah, they too have a blog.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

First Resource

Here’s my first source and this one is for everyone. I found this cartoon called howtoons. It’s cartoons that show kids how to make things using stuff at home. I like the one on making a submarine out of a plastic bottle. Very McGyver like. More importantly, it teaches one of the three R’s, reuse.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian