Get lost in our special issue of Wilderness Journal, all about storytelling and nature. You'll find fascinating feature articles, stunning photography and a poem!
Every year, we celebrate tales about our natural world, featuring beloved Australian authors, illustrators and storytellers.
Nature Book Week is a time for readers of all ages to celebrate nature writing in its many forms—from science writing to poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Join us in September for a series of talks and events, culminating in the announcement of our 2023 Karajia and Environment Awards for Children's Literature winners!
Telling stories to save nature
Wilderness Society CEO Matt Brennan talks with First Nations author and astronomer Karlie Noon, who recently co-authored Astronomy: Sky Country with Krystal De Napoli
Better Reading’s Nature Book Week-themed Facebook Live hosted by Adrian Beck, featuring special guest authors Samone Amba and Nat Amoore
Ask a scientist: Kids’ nature questions answered! With ecologists Professor Jen Martin, Dr Euan G. Ritchie and Dr Kylie Soanes
Why we need stories: In conversation with Uncle Bunna Lawrie and Boori Monty Pryor
Own your own copies of the best new nature-themed children's books from our 2022 Karajia and Environment Awards for Children's Literature shortlists!
We enlisted the help of three beloved Australian authors—Michael Gerard Bauer, Samantha Wheeler and the late Narelle Oliver—to inspire kids to get writing (or drawing!). This activity is perfect for an English or Art class, or as a school holiday project. We also have lesson plans for teachers!
“When we read about our natural world, we feel more connected to nature. And feeling connected to nature helps us all to understand how precious our natural environment is, and how important it is we protect it.”
From creating a 'Nature Book' section to hosting a green reading challenge, here are 5 ideas to help grow a love of nature in readers of all ages—during Nature Book Week and beyond 🌱📚 You can even take this printable list to your local school or library!
As part of Nature Book Week the Wilderness Society is working with First Nations communities and schools, like the Nawarddeken Academy in Arnhem Land and Deadly Science, to give the fantastic nature books we received for consideration a good home.
“The Nawarddeken Academy is thrilled to be receiving a donation of books from The Wilderness Society. Being located on an Indigenous ranger base in west Arnhem Land, we have limited access to quality printed texts that embrace the natural environment,” says Olga Scholes, Nawarddeken Academy Executive Officer.
“Our country is our classroom and local ecological knowledge is critical to Indigenous Language and Culture. In a remote bicultural school like ours, reading stories about nature from other parts of the world highlights the importance of caring for our local environment.”
Corey Tutt CEO and Founder of Deadly Science says the donation of books is “Incredible! Books are freedom. To provide these Deadly books to our students is just amazing. Who knows, maybe this might be the thing that helps our students find their deadly passion.”