Laurie Rubin taught first and second grades in Ithaca, New York for twenty-three years where nature study became the heart of her curriculum. She currently consults and presents on a variety of education topics including literacy and critical thinking skills. She continues to connect children to the natural world by teaching school and community based workshops.
Informed, informative, superbly organized and presented, To Look Closely is very highly recommended for Natural Studies school curriculums and supplemental reading lists. - Wisconsin Bookwatch "Throughout the book, Rubin gives example after example of her students learning and growing and becoming scientists in their own right." - A Writer's Journal blog "This is a heartwarming and extremely practical guide that would be useful in any grade level." - VOYA As students increasingly plug in to smartphones and tablets, it is more important than ever to expose them to the outside world. If you aren't sure how, then get your own copy of Laurie Rubin's To Look Closely and begin your journey today. Your students across the grade levels will thank you for it! - MiddleWeb