Conservation & The Nature Conservancy

Happy Anniversary, Green Earth Book Award

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Conservation & The Nature Conservancy, Hey Little Ant, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Happy Anniversary, Green Earth Book Award

We congratulate the Green Earth Book Awards on 10 Years of honoring environmental children’s literature and their donation this year of 10,000 environmental books with a message of stewardship to area schools! Phil Hoose was pleased to join the celebrations on two previous years when they honored his books, Hey, Litte Ant and Moonbird. “Being able to deliver engaging material about the environment in such a big way is a perfect representation of our first decade of success,” said Ian Kline, chairman of the board. “We’ve engaged thousands of students with books, outdoor classrooms, and...

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Animals Do Their Part

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Conservation & The Nature Conservancy, Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Author talks to elementary students about shorebirds, preserving nature By Dani Palmer 
The Herald Bulletin FRANKTON, Ind. — Frankton fifth-grader Hannah Smith had no idea what a red knot was until author Phil Hoose stopped by. Hoose was at Frankton Elementary School on Thursday morning to talk to the students about shorebirds, along with a few of the animals they encounter and the importance of preserving nature. The hero of his latest book, “Moonbird,” is a red knot shorebird named B95. Hoose said he wants the kids to “feel some empathy and respect for them, preserve their habitat for them...

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Forever Young

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in Conservation & The Nature Conservancy | 0 comments

Phillip Hoose was pleased to be invited to write an essay for The Nature Conservancy’s new youth programs.  Phil is a conservation planner for The Nature Conservancy where he has been a staff member since 1977. “…the youthful experience of nature itself may be headed for extinction. Children living even in remote villages experience life through headphones, plugged into gadgets whose reach knows no end. Without help, our descendants may not even notice nature, let alone continue our conservation work…” Read the full essay. “Forever Young” at Cool...

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