BY CAROLYN JOHNSON
The Nature Place Day Camp will host a book-signing party to celebrate their Founder/Director Ed Bieber’s new book “What Color Is the Wind?” The event will be held at Threefold Café, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge on Tuesday, April 3, at 3:30 pm.
Gourmet Chef Anthony Lo Pinto will be cooking up tasty finger foods to nosh on while guests peruse the book. Guests will mingle with other book/nature lovers, purchase signed copies of “What Color Is the Wind,” and enjoy the combination of good food, music and a good book.
Out of over 40 years of experience as a naturalist/educator, director of the Nature Place Day Camp, and Green Meadow Waldorf School parent of six, Ed Bieber has collected his thoughts about the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of exploring nature with children, which can mean nothing more complicated than just venturing out into the backyard.
Dozens of creative and imaginative activities for each season of the year combine Ed’s inimitable sense of humor with his deep love and reverence for the outdoors. Wise words by great thinkers from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Calvin and Hobbes are sprinkled throughout, and the sturdy spiral-bound hardcover can be taken along on outdoor explorations and used as a notebook, with blank pages for personal reflections or sketches.
“What Color is the Wind: A Feel Guide to the Out-of-Doors for Parents with Young Children” is self-published by the author, distributed by WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). The activities in this book are intended for children, parents, or anyone seeking a path for their own deeper relationship with nature. The message of this book is one that Bieber thinks all parents today need to hear: Get outside with your child.