Tales Under the Tree
Tales Under the Tree
Gather the kiddos and settle in for a story to spark their curiosity about science and nature! Join us in person at The Bishop at 3pm every Saturday and Sunday for a special story time.
Tales Under the Tree takes place under the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation Mighty Oak in the Mosaic Backyard Universe and features a different science or nature-themed book each month, followed by a craft, game, or fun facts related to the story. At the end of each month, a video of the book reading will also be featured on The Bishop’s Facebook page.
In the meantime, check out these past stories!
“Professor Astro Cat’s Space Rockets,”
by Dr. Dominic Walliman
“The Salamander Room,”
by Anne Mazer
“Bone by Bone,”
by Sara Levine
“Rosie Revere, Engineer,”
by Andrea Beaty
“At Home with the Gopher Tortoise,”
by Madeleine Dunphy
“Here We Are,”
by Oliver Jeffers
“We Build Our Homes,”
by Laura Knowles
“Earth, My First 4.54 Billion Years,”
by Stacy McAnulty
“If A Dolphin Were A Fish,”
by Loran Wlodarski
“Fur and Feathers”
by Janet Halfmann
“What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?”
by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins
“Where Should Turtle Be?”
by Susan Ring
“The Night at the Museum,”
by Milan Trenc
by Jannell Cannon
“Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes,”
by Nicola Davies
“Diary of a Worm,”
by Doreen Cronin
“No-Song the Indri,”
by Allison Jolly
“I Like Myself,”
by Karen Beaumont
“Follow the Moon Home,”
by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson
“A Day in the Deep,”
by Kevin Kurtz
“Henry the Manatee,”
by Claire Lawrence
Additional Recommended Resources
- Smithsonian Learning Lab has a plethora of videos and pictures, with resources specifically geared to distance learning.
- Don’t miss WEDU PBS At-Home Learning for resources suitable for kids of all ages. WEDU Kids has events, games, activities and more.
- Be sure to check out Manatee County’s Soar in 4 Manatee Community.
For earth science, physics and space:
- Try the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s education page and the U.S. Geological Survey’s resources for teachers page.
- For more out-of-this-world science, check out NASA’s astronomy pages, its site for middle-schoolers and, for younger kids, space place.
- For engineering and math challenges, try the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
For animals and the outdoors:
- Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has plenty of good info and downloadable activities on Florida wildlife.
- Audubon has some great outdoor activities
- The Florida Museum Natural History has a whole suite of resources — from coloring pages and videos to keys and identification guides.