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Get Out!
150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future
Judy Molland 
Get Out!

Get Out! is available exclusively as an eBook. View where you can purchase the eBook.  

Need a friendly guide on finding ways to appreciate nature and how to help kids go green? Get Out! is chockful of eco-friendly ideas to help families, classrooms, and groups get outside, learn about nature, experience the world in new ways, and take a hands-on approach to green living. Chapters on being an eco-friendly consumer and eco-friendly eater, as well as on choosing an issue and taking a stand, make for a well-rounded yet easy-to-use handbook for making a difference indoors and out.

Open to any page to find something to do today. The payoff is huge: not only is nature just plain awesome to be in, research shows that spending time enjoying nature can actually improve our physical and emotional health. Bonus: Kids who learn to love nature will naturally do more to conserve it. Eureka!

Get Out! shows you ways to:

  • Get Started: Cool Ways to Embrace Nature Today
  • Go Further: Projects, Plans, and Outings
  • Get Smart: Be Green Consumers—and Eaters
  • Get Active: More than Just the Three Rs
  • Get Involved: Take a Green Stand

With Get Out!, green living is fun and easy.


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Table of Contents
“Get Active” (sample chapter)


Award Winner

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128 pages, two-color, parents, teachers, and youth leaders

  • Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winner
  • ForeWord Book of the Year Award Winner
  • Gold Mom’s Choice Award® Winner
  • iParenting Greatest Products Award

“A great starter book for families looking to make their first forays into the green lifestyle. Along with suggestions for nature-themed activities, Molland focuses on fun ways to incorporate the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) into every family member’s day from a young age.”—Junior

“This book would be great for any parent, grandparent, or homeschooling family!”—Lori Lyman, At the Fence blog 

“This book is ideal for teachers, group leaders, and even families.”—Green Teacher Magazine

“A fabulous resource for schools, childcare, libraries, homeschoolers, and anyone else who has a say in how children are raised to appreciate nature.”—Central Florida Green Guide

Get Out! is a perfect baby shower gift for expecting parents, a birthday gift for parents planning their summer activities, or a gift to your elderly neighbors who are babysitting their grandchildren for spring break.”—SF Green Parenting Examiner

Get Out! is a tidy little book of 150 quick ideas to get kids out in nature and to teach them basic green habits.” —The Ohio River Region Get Out! Magazine

“There should be more books like this!”—

“Written with enthusiasm, and packed with great ideas, this little handbook will help families of all kinds improve their quality of life and strengthen their connection with the environment.”—Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews

“Can be used by classroom teachers across the curriculum as a source for activities and is sure to inspire budding environmentalists.”—School Library Journal

“Slip it into Mom’s stocking or backpack.”—The Times Union

“Look for Get Out! by Judy Molland, which is a book about ways your child can enjoy nature and ‘go green.’”—The Leader Times

“Today’s children spend an average of 6.5 hours per day staring at computer and TV screens, and very little time out-of-doors. This book aims to change that with 150 ideas for enjoying nature and being eco-friendly. Ranging from window gardens to birdhouses, from family bike rides to hikes, these suggestions are sure to spark the interest of all! For kids, families, school groups.”—Skipping Stones

“Can help youth of today to battle inactivity, boredom, disconnectedness, and disease as well as teach them healthy ways to cope with stress, tension, and ennui.”—Midwest Book Review, Children’s Bookwatch: The Environmental Studies Shelf

“A top pick for any parent who wants the best for their children now and tomorrow.”—Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch: The Parenting Shelf

“It doesn’t matter if you live in a city apartment, a suburban neighborhood, or out in the sticks—you will find dozens of doable activities adults can enjoy with children.”—Bookloons

“This is a great guide to help motivate kids and parents and encourage them to reconnect with nature. You’ll find fun suggestions on ways to explore nature, experience the world, and make our environment a better place. This is a great book for families, classrooms, or groups of all kinds.”—

“This is a great book for getting families outside, having fun—immediately. Just reading a few of the quick, joyful suggestions makes you want to run out and collect rocks, build a birdhouse, and just appreciate the fact the planet is still doing its thing.” —Lenore Skenazy, author, Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry

Get Out! is full of fun activities to inspire a love of nature along with a desire to protect it.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

“Judy Molland takes her trademark education expertise and brings it outdoors, giving kids and their grown-ups solid tips on how to understand and appreciate nature and its gifts. Our earth is the world’s biggest classroom, and Molland’s book makes us want to keep it safe for generations to come.” —Bay Area Parent Magazine

Related materials:
A Kids’ Guide to Climate Change & Global Warming
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. 
Doing Good Together
Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., and Jolene L. Roehlkepartain 
Going Blue
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.Philippe Cousteau, and EarthEcho International 
Kids & Nature In a Jar®
Make a Splash!
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.Philippe Cousteau, and EarthEcho International 
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects
Barbara A. Lewis 

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The Complete Guide to Service Learning
The Teen Guide to Global Action

What People Are Saying

“After perusing this book, I got all geared up to build an owl box, identify my local squirrel highways, and play camouflage tag. Wonder what I’m talking about? Guess you’ll have to get the book and Get Out! for yourself!”—DK MommySpot Blog