The need for conservation education for America’s youth is a broadly held concern. Securing the future of our fish, wildlife and natural resources depends on recruiting and educating a new generation of stewards and outdoor enthusiasts who will invest their time, talent, passion and money in the conservation of the America’s fish and wildlife.
Wildlife Forever has an established partnership with Adventure Publications of Cambridge, Minnesota for the development of the Critters Pocket Guide Series. Wildlife Forever underwrites the cost of researching and writing new guides while AP underwrites the costs of layout and design. As a result, local partners are able to obtain and distribute the high-quality youth pocket guides to local students in a very cost-effective manner.
The Critters pocket guides profile wildlife and bird species that are native to a particular state. Each species profile contains a color photograph and information on habitat, home range, physical characteristics, and feeding and reproductive behavior. Each species profile also includes a segment titled “Did You Know” highlighting interesting facts such as speed, defense mechanisms, population trends and status.
In addition to the 50 species profiles, complete with full-color photographs, Critters pocket guides contain page space to record and list dates, times, places and notes when species are sighted; an eight page glossary of wildlife terms; and a ruler along the back cover to measure length and width of wildlife tracks. The easy-to-use, hands-on format of the guide will foster an interest in wild things and wild places, resulting in greater awareness of and appreciation for wildlife in urban, suburban, and rural areas alike.