Our beloved teacher and Guide to All Things Outdoorsy, Jared Goodykoontz, has shown us once again just how incredibly talented he is by writing a book designed to help families strengthen their bonds through and with nature. Where the Adventure Is is the first book in a series planned to highlight various ways to connect with nature and experience all the nuances that many miss. The book makes it clear that there are unlimited outdoor adventures accessible to those who just know how to look.
When asked why he decided to write a series of nature books, Jared told us, "Nature and children are my passions, and I have been blessed to combine the two in my job, every day! I love the magic of our animal brothers and sisters, and the mind-blowing complexity of our state and all its natural places. I know our Earth and our minds are healthier when we connect with nature, and I want to bring that to my students and our home.
The book features charming illustrations of natural elements from Goodykoontz's land (which were returned after the artwork was created). You can purchase a copy of the book at any of our LDBB Centers, and you'll be delighted to know that 15% of all of the profits from the series will go to local wildlife organizations with this first book's profits benefiting the Ohio Division of Wildlife.