The Africa Series Team
The most recent books in the Conservation Tales series are part of the "Africa series." These two books, Elephants and Giraffes, were created with support from the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Zoos, and two teams of researchers working in Tanzania. The hope is to add to this series in future years.
Meet our team who helped create the books!
Natalie Rokosz, studied Visual Communications at Ball State. The Africa series was her third round on the Conservation Tales as she designed for Giraffes. She worked on both the Gulf Coast and Midwest Series teams, too. Natalie also created the Conservation Tales logo and much of the team's promotional materials.
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Jessica Bockover studies Elementary Education and Special Education. She helped to develop outreach programs and leads education activities with the Conservation Tales Team. She also has been helping to develop the Conservation Tales Junior volume about Bees, and assisted in story development in the Elephants book. Jessica has a strong interest in animals and environmental issues.
Braeden Raymer is a freelance artist out of Syracuse, NY. He graduated in 2019 from Ball State University School of Art in Muncie, IN with a BFA in Drawing, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts. His work can be found in the Giraffes book.
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Alaina Page studied Early Childhood Education with a Special Education concentration, and was a volunteer contributor on Giraffes. She worked on the team to develop and facilitate outreach activities and began a new experiment in the series, "Conservation Tales Junior: Bats," for primary grade children. Alaina has a minor in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and has lived in Panama where she helped develop sustainable farming practices.