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Ohio Arbor Day 1913: Arbor and Bird Day Manual Issued for the Benefit of the Schools of our State by Grace R. Clifton is a comprehensive and informative guide that celebrates the importance of nature and instills a sense of environmental responsibility in its readers.

Clifton's manual serves as a valuable resource for educators and students alike, offering engaging activities and insightful information about trees, birds, and conservation. The author's passion for nature is evident throughout the book, motivating readers to appreciate and protect the natural world around them.

One of the notable strengths of this manual is its organization. It is divided into sections that cover various aspects of arbor and bird day celebrations, making it easy to navigate and find relevant material. Each section is well-structured, providing a clear overview of the topic at hand before delving into specific details and activities.

The content of Ohio Arbor Day 1913 is both educational and practical. Clifton presents a wealth of knowledge about different tree species, their importance in maintaining ecological balance, and ways to care for them. This information is then complemented by engaging bird-related content, such as identifying common birds, building birdhouses, and creating bird-friendly environments.

What sets this manual apart is its emphasis on hands-on experiences and interactive learning. Clifton includes numerous activities, ranging from tree planting to birdwatching, that encourage readers to immerse themselves in nature. These activities not only educate but also foster a deeper connection to the natural world, fostering a sense of responsibility and stewardship.

Furthermore, the manual provides helpful resources for educators, such as sample lesson plans, activity guides, and suggestions for further reading. These additional materials enhance the practicality and usability of the book, making it an invaluable tool for teachers seeking to incorporate environmental education into their curriculum.

While Ohio Arbor Day 1913 primarily caters to the educational community, its accessible language and engaging content make it suitable for anyone interested in nature and conservation. It successfully educates readers about the significance of Arbor and Bird Day celebrations and inspires them to take action in preserving the environment.

In summary, Ohio Arbor Day 1913: Arbor and Bird Day Manual Issued for the Benefit of the Schools of our State by Grace R. Clifton is a valuable resource for both educators and nature enthusiasts. Through its well-organized structure, informative content, and interactive activities, Clifton's manual effectively promotes environmental consciousness and encourages readers to develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

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[Illustration: OHIO ARBOR DAY 1913]



In Accordance with Section 358 of the General Code of Ohio this

Arbor and Bird Day Manual

is Issued for the Benefit of the


Compiled by


Issued by the


APRIL 1913

Columbus, Ohio: The F. J. Heer Printing Co. 1913


Executive Department



By authority of the law of the State of Ohio, Friday, April 4th, 1913, is hereby named and set apart as


The statutes provide that those in charge of public schools and institutions of learning are required to devote at least two hours to giving information to the pupils and students concerning the value and interest of forestry and the duty of the public to protect the birds thereof and also for planting forest trees.

It is well that our people have come to a full appreciation of the commercial, as well as the sentimental value of these things. This appreciation was arrived at through the proper inculcation into the minds of the young of the importance of observing the matters of nature upon which we are all so dependent.

But let us not confine our observance of Arbor Day alone to the schools and institutions of learning... Continue reading book >>

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