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Conservation Tales is ringing in the new year with a new team of talented students who are ready to work on two new books! Look for publication of Tigers and Orangutans in May or June 2020.
Pictured above is Maxim, an Amur tiger, and Max, an orangutan. Both reside at the Indianapolis Zoo, and will be some of the models our team will use is preparing the new books!
As the new semester begins, we invite you to explore our growing collection of books and learning activities. We also invite you to join us for events where we will help readers of all ages learn what they can do to help protect wildlife with local action. We are working on plans for this spring, and we will announce events as soon as we know where we will be!
2020 HASTI Conference
Dr. McConnell will give a presentation titled "Bats and Bees and Manatees: Bring authentic science processes and conservation to your classroom with Conservation Tales." This session will share ideas on how to integrate the books into the curriculum at the annual conference of the Hoosier Assocation of Science Teachers, Inc.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:30 pm
Golden Ballroom 3
Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Dr.
Click here to visit the conference website
Diversity is an important element
of the Conservation Tales project.
Come meet all our characters as they learn about wildlife and conservation!
Caring for the living things that share our planet starts early. Our children and grandchildren will make the choices that may make the difference between extinction and survival for many species. Help them understand the science behind wildlife conservation while discovering potential careers and experiencing inquiry-based science at home.
The Conservation Tales books are more than just stories about animals! Each story is based on the work of real scientists who study the animals in the wild. The illustrations and photos help children learn what scientists do. Each book also has conservation actions you can do at home, and inquiry learning activities for school, home, or after-school settings.
Click the menu links to see more about each book! You can find some educational links and behind-the-scenes photos on the Extras page!
The first volume, The Cerulean Warbler, has been joined by six other volumes! See the Books tab in the menu to find out how to order a copy. Educators, check out the teacher discount if you are ordering for your classroom or nature center.
More books are on the way, too! Keep an eye on our page, or follow us on Facebook to see when new volumes in the series are released!
Conservation Tales in the News!
This article in the BSU Daily News gives an overview of the current Conservation Tales project.
From WRBI, a radio station in
Ripley County, Indiana, featured Mary Brown, one of our educators.
Another story features Sami Pfaff, illustrator on three books in the series. This article is from the Dubois County Herald.
The Ball State Daily News just published a 2nd article about the Conservation Tales project. Read about it here!
The Muncie Star Press mentioned Conservation Tales in an article about the April's 1st Thursday Arts Walk!
The following partners support the Conservation Tales series and our mission to protect wildlife in our communities. Click their logos to visit their websites.