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50 Things to Do at the Beach

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Having lived on the Delaware Bay for 25 years I thought this title looked like a great read.  Easkey Britton is an environmental scientist and surfer.  He has a through understanding of the ocean beach ecology.  This book is part of the Explore More series.  It has lots of kid friendly activities that the whole family can enjoy. Lots of illustrations enhance the text.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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I loved reading “50 Things to Do at the Beach”. There are thousandths of books written about the ocean out there, but this is the first one that actually focuses on the message of ocean literacy. No matter where we live, all human life depends on the ocean.  The ocean influences climate and the air we breathe. It also does wonders for our mental health. Yet, the pollution released into the ocean increases every day. The only way to protect the ocean is to teach ocean literacy and show the next generation its wonders and importance.
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I grew up in a beach family. While I may not have always been geographically close, we made a point to travel to one as often as we could. I was well adept at entertaining myself at the beach, so when I saw this book, I was rather curious what others have come up while they are at the beach. This is short, but very informative read. It is more than things to do, but a mindset to embrace as well. There are fifty informative sections, each short enough to read in one sitting. Aimed at preservation and increasing awareness, there are lots of tips and suggestions for making better decisions to safeguard the seas. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own, freely given.
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This isn't the book I expected it to be. I expected a light book for children's activities to have fun at the beach and it is more of an in-depth book for the whole family. It is very text heavy and some sections are definitely better suited for older kids or adults, while some activities are child-centered like a scavenger hunt and making a sand boat (which sounds delightful). The book is only done in black and white with teal illustrations. It's very educational and rather esoteric. It would be a great gift for an ocean lover, a wonderful nature study book, or a fun coffee table book for ocean homes and rentals.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
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I enjoyed this book. I've always loved the beach but now that I have a little one (2 years old), when I saw this book, I thought it would be good to provide some ideas of things to do with him at the beach that I may not have previously thought of. It definitely gave some great ideas for when we go on vacation at the beach next month. It has many great ideas how to stay busy and stay outside and enjoy the beach.
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Ths is a really great book for families vacationing at the beach during the summer! Lots of fun activities for the whole family to explore.
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As a beach lover, I very much enjoyed reading 50 Things to Do at the Beach by environmental scientist and professional surfer Easkey Britton. The book is divided into sections: Reading the Sea, What the Sea Does for Us, We Are Ocean, The Power of the Sea to Heal, The Sea is Calling, and Things to Do for the Sea. My favorite section was The Sea is Calling which included activities such as Beachcombing, Egg Case Hunting and Shark Conservation, and Discovering Seashells. As an avid collector of sea beans, I was surprised to see these mentioned in the book as so many people have never heard of them. #50ThingstoDoattheBeach #NetGalley
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Whether you live near a beach or want to make the most of a vacation...this is the book for you. I love the scientific facts in this book and the ways you can experience small experiments and ways to become closer to the water.
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