You can visit the Handbook of Nature Study blog to read about how to participate in this study. The Handbook of Nature Study book by Anna Botsford Comstock has a great chapter on the constellations.
We also used the Glow In The Dark Constellations: A Field Guide for Young Astronomers by C.E. Thompson. We have had this book for as long as I can remember and finally used it to its full potential...not just taking it into a dark closet or unlit bathroom but looking up positions of certain constellations and then finding them outside!
The night sky is really dark around us. We live in a smaller town, far enough from the city to not get a lot of light pollution. We could see the starts perfectly tonight, a beautiful clear sky. I couldn't take any good photographs though...they all came out black like this:
But I did get one of the kids lying on their blankets, before I joined them. They were so excited to do this!