Category Archives: Kids Corner

How to Draw a Macaw

Let’s Draw a Military Macaw!

I created this fun step-by-step guide to drawing a Military Macaw as part of my volunteer work in Mexico. The conservation organization, Macaws Forever, will use this in their educational programs in local communities. Feel free to download a copy and share it with your bird-loving friends!

How to Draw a Military Macaw-Spanish Version (Download this high resolution pdf)



How to Draw a Military Macaw-English Version (Download this high resolution pdf)



How to Draw a Woodpecker

Step-by-Step Tutorial on Drawing a Woodpecker Get a pencil and paper and follow along to this quick tutorial.   How to Draw a Woodpecker Coloring Page Woodpecker-How-To-Draw (pdf) All You Ever Wanted to Know About Woodpeckers The Peterson Reference Guide to North American Woodpeckers by Stephen A. Shunk This 300-page book includes chapters on the anatomy,… Continue Reading

Young Naturalist’s Songbook

Link to download A Young Naturalist’s Songbook (load time might be slow, it’s a big, colorful file!) I designed and illustrated this song book for children based on the songs of my dear friends,Stephen Hein & Kristen Strohm. I created it to accompany the nature education programs I provide through various organizations. The songbook includes the words to 14 nature-based songs for kids written… Continue Reading

Caribbean Birds Coloring Book

Caribbean Birds Coloring Book

Inspiring children to know & protect their avian friends I’m honored to be collaborating with BirdsCaribbean, the leading bird conservation organization in the Caribbean. We’re creating a children’s book (working title: Endemic Birds of the West Indies Coloring Book) that will be distributed throughout the islands. Below, you’ll find some of the initial drafts of the pages I’m illustrating for the book,… Continue Reading

Nature Coloring Pages for Kids

Here are some coloring pages and other environmental education resources I’ve developed over the years for use in working with children, who learn best by doing. Feel free to download and copy them for your nonprofit educational uses. And if your children enjoy them, I’d love to have you share photos with me! Parts of a Bird… Continue Reading

The Jolly Robber Jay

Using A Multisensory Approach to Environmental Education When I’m leading kids’ environmental education programs, I enjoy incorporating all the senses in order to help cement the concepts I’m teaching in a fun and engaging way.  I try to include movement, crafts, storytelling, and song,  Although I am admittedly the world’s worst singer, the kids never seem to… Continue Reading

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