Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the children in your life? Get Wild Nature Institute's Juma the Giraffe kid's book, and give twice. Juma tells the story of a young giraffe searching for what makes him unique, as he also discovers why giraffes are so special in the animal kingdom. This is a hardcover, 32-page, full color storybook for kids ages 3-7, with an illustrated dust jacket. http://www.jumathegiraffe.com/buy-juma.html
All funds raised from the sale of the book goes directly to Wild Nature Institute’s research and conservation of wild giraffes in Tanzania, including giving a Swahili version of the book to thousands of Tanzanian children.
What better message to send to children for the holidays? Please support our work by buying a book.
On the Juma website you will also find fun giraffe facts and games, quizzes, and free downloadable posters and lesson plans for teachers and parents to explore the concepts raised in the story. You can also purchase a limited-edition Juma growth chart.
Thank you for sticking your neck out for giraffes! Please share this with your friends, and very happy holidays to you.
This video describes Wild Nature Institute's giraffe-themed educational materials for school children and their teachers. These materials are being used by more than 5500 kids near Tarangire and Ruaha national parks. The giraffe can be used to teach multiple subjects from biology, geography, and science to math and even language skills development. We developed a storybook Juma the Giraffe, an activity book Giraffe and Friends, a poster describing the anatomy and behavior of giraffes, and accompanying lesson plans and activity guides. We are providing free workshops for educators to facilitate effective use of these materials. These workshops help teachers meet the Tanzanian government mandate for environmental education in primary and secondary schools. As the national animal of Tanzania, giraffes are inspiring the next generation of Tanzanian conservationists.
Wild Nature Institute is proud to announce that we have assessed and offset all of our carbon emissions for 2016, and our projected emissions for 2017, with the the help of Carbon Tanzania.
Funds from our carbon offsetting will support forest conservation as well as rural economic development. Carbon Tanzania develops REDD+ projects (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) together with people who are living within and depend upon Tanzania's forests.
These efforts are critical because Tanzania has the highest rate of deforestation in Africa, and one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. We are especially cognizant of the importance of trees, because not only do woodlands and forests store carbon and provide us with oxygen, but giraffes (and many other browsers) depend upon trees for food. Conserving forests is vital for life on this planet.
Yesterday, Wild Nature Institute's Dr. Derek Lee participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session at the /r/AskScience subreddit. More than 220 comments were generated by the good people of Reddit. Check it out to learn more about our work and Dr. Lee's viewpoints of a wide variety of topics.
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