Author(s): Gillian Candler
New Zealand Nature Heroes is designed to inspire and empower New Zealand kids to be naturalists and conservationists. Aimed at the 8-12 age range, the book features stories of 15 different nature heroes, people who, in the past, or currently, are working to protect and understand New Zealand's natural world. These inspirational profiles are complemented with information about key animals, plants or habitats, and then each matched with an authentic activity that kids can do to make a difference.
Ever wondered what YOU can do to help NZ birds and animals? Look no further!
From instructions on how to join up with the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey, be a Citizen Scientist, identify pests or set up a home trapping system, this book has everything you need for homes and schools to help save our unique ecosystem.
You can also discover the great conservationists of yesterday, today AND tomorrow (see the Rangatahi Youth Nature Heroes, page 66), learn about the crazy swimming distances of Stoats (over 2 km!), some ... unusual uses for Weta poo and discover how Gorse can benefit young native plants. Don't believe me? Then check it out for yourself!
An inspirational book for Primary School aged kids from the author of the best books on our native fauna and flora.