Below is a list of books recommended by SCA leaders and staff. These books are great resources for campfire reading, environmental education, or to add to a cache library for sharing. If you have a suggestion, pass it on to [email protected].
Deep Survival: Why highly capable & trained people still make stupid mistakes. It discusses how our brains learn the lessons we learn, how they apply those lessons to reality and how/when that screws us up. A navy seal makes a dumb mistake and dies in a guided white water trip; why one mountaineer survives a 3 day white out and his buddy doesn’t; etc. A little morbid but fascinating material.
Ohlone Way: This book is a captivating account and documentation of California prior to European arrival. Although the setting is in California, the theme of the book is easily transferable to a multitude of other geographic regions. The Ohlone Way is a great way to incorporate Environmental Education into your crew curriculum.
The Lorax: Dr. Seuss just seems to have a way with words and kiddos–he’s timeless. 🙂
Lightly on the Land by Robert C. Birkby
Outdoor Leadership by John Graham
The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter (great read aloud!)
Animal, Vegetable , Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver