Watch our second virtual Pages of History Storytime program! This week, we are featuring Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature, by Cindy Jenson-Elliott and illustrated by Christy Hale, published by Macmillan, ISBN: 9781627790826. Learn more about the book here.
This story looks at the life of Ansel Adams, considered one of America’s greatest nature photographers. He is best known for dynamic black and white photographs of national parks, particularly Yosemite, and worked with the U.S. Department of the Interior to create these images and share them with the public. His work showed Americans the beauty and wonders of nature and helped expand the National Park system.
How can you explore nature like Ansel Adams?
- Visit a local county or state park – be sure to check ahead whether they are open right now.
- Download the free iNaturalist app to practice your photo taking skills and learn how to identify different species.
- Take part in the iNaturalist 2020 City Nature Challenge, taking place at the end of April.
- Learn more about Ansel Adams and his work at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park.
- Watch videos of Yosemite’s natural wonders on the Park’s Facebook page
- Learn about the science of film cameras on SciShow.
- Explore nature around the world with National Geographic for Kids.
- Find nature activities you can do in your own backyard from Project Learning Tree.
Check back next Saturday for another Pages of History Storytime!