What’s In The Book?


You’ll learn that 19 students from the Education College of Western Reserve Unive30-LodgeConstr-roof-framingrsity, and their professor, started a nature club in 1924.  Then, you’ll discover how their desire for a clubhouse led to today’s Look About Lodge.  And, you’ll find out what the Lodge was used for in its early days, and why.


Nature Appreciation

You’ll also learn what presumably motivated these students to teach the natural sciences, and why they were so interested in the subject.  And you will discover what brought about the nature appreciation movement in America.  Then, you’ll find out how the nature appreciation concept has changed over the years.

You will discover how John Bartram became America’s first famous natural scientist and how he gained his reputation.

You will find out why John Audubon  came to the United States, why he had to re-draw all his outstanding wildlife illustrations, and how he became world famous.

You’ll also learn how John Burroughs became a writer, and how he used a little shack in the woods to gain inspiration, write inspiring nature essays, and to entertain a number of famous people.

The book reveals how John Muir got to the United States, and what life-changing experience caused him to pursue a life promoting nature appreciation.

You’ll also learn what brought Ernest Thompson Seton to America, and what prompted him to change from wolf bounty hunter into an ardent nature conservationist.

And then, you will discover what led Theodore Roosevelt to become a nature lover, and how he used one piece of legislation to preserve thousands of acres  of wilderness.

But what TR, and successive presidents after him, have accomplished in natural resource set-asides is all being threatened.  For more information, and to help, go to https://secure.wilderness.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2605

Look About Lodge

Then, of course, you will learn how today’s Look About Lodge came to be, how it was financed and built, and see pictures of its construction in the 1930s.  And, you will learn many interesting facts about the building.

Then, you will discover how the early Science Club members contributed to nature education in Northeast Ohio.

For more details, go to the Lodge Spirit Contents page of this website.

After reading this fascinating book, you will be better prepared to argue for and promote nature appreciation and conservation.




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