In living organisms, including our own human bodies, there is a system called homeostasis. This system exists to make sure each element in your body stays balanced with all the other elements. It ensures that your body, as it exists, remains in a constant state that is compatible with life. When one element is thrown out of whack, we have compensatory mechanisms that gear up to balance this out. Our bodies are amazing machines when it comes to homeostasis.
With the National Park Service being in the news lately for finding a way to tweet around President Trump’s recent gag order, and with H.R.621, the recently introduced bill to sell off federal lands, it was hard for me not to review the book: The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
Aimed for 1st-3rd graders, this book tells the story of what inspired Theodore Roosevelt to protect America’s wilderness.