The Arctic, Sequoia National Park, the Hudson River valley, Yosemite Valley, the Everglades. These special places provide habitats to plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. They are also home to rich mineral resources, vast timber reserves, and valuable oil and gas fields. These extraordinary environments endure through the efforts of conservationists. In each engaging Conservationists biography, readers will meet men and women who have worked to preserve Earth's fragile ecosystems. Readers will follow their lives from childhood to education to careers and beyond. They will learn what compelled these green pioneers to act, how they overcame challenges, and what impacts their efforts continue to have. Each title features hard-to-find photos and an engaging narrative that will help readers identify with role models in the conservation movement. In an era of massive oil spills, disappearing green space, melting polar ice, and global climate change, these books will inspire future conservationists to engage in preserving our planet.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
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|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007110, JNF037020, JNF051100|
|Subject||Biographies, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Sigurd R. Olson, Will Steger (Conservationists) – Library Media Connection
The books reviewed cover the ordeals and achievements of two people responsible for the preservation of wilderness areas. The font is large and clear, engaging the young reader into the lives of these pioneers. The author examines the impact and legacy of these nature idealists and the organizations they founded. Photos of some of the animals whose habitats are saved will touch the children. Recommended.