Conservation Tales adds another "series" to the collection.
The Africa series includes two books:
Giraffes is based on work of scientists in Tanzania! Come meet James as he travels back to his birthplace to see his favorite animal and learn that he can help conserve giraffes! Content consultants included the Indianapolis Zoo and Derek Lee and Monica Bond of the Wild Nature Institute!
Elephants shows the work of other researchers in Tanzania and Kenya. Join Olive and she travels with her family to learn how her mother studies elephants. Content consultants include Charles Foley of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Indianapolis Zoo.
Conservation Tales Junior is a new addition to the project's catalog! Written for pre-school and primary grades, these books are revisions of the original CT books designed for beginning readers. Shorter text and less detailed scientific content make these books more accessible to younger children. This series is based on the creative ideas of students in the Fall 2018 Immersive Learning course - Alaina Page, Jessica Bockover and Megan Reneker. Look for the CT Junior Badge, and check out these new books!
Diversity is an important element of the Conservation Tales.
Come meet all our characters as they learn about wildlife and conservation!
First Thursday ArtsWalk
The Conservation Tales Team wraps up a very busy and productive spring at the May ArtsWalk! Come meet team members and see the original artwork and photographs created by them as they developed the new Conservation Tales books: Elephants and Giraffes! These books are about to join the two CT Junior books as our new releases, and this ArtsWalk is preview!
We'll have snacks and activities, and you can purchase Pre-Release copies of Elephants and Giraffes!
First Thursday ArtsWalk
Made in Muncie Pottery
313 S. Walnut St.
5:00 - 8:00 pm
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.