Today is National threatened species day and a great day to pull out a book so you can learn more about an animal that is in need of help.
What is a threatened species?
A threatened species is an animal or plant that has numbers which are becoming lower. This could be due to loss of habitat, feral animals or disease.
This day is celebrated in order to raise awareness of how we can start to reverse the decline in numbers and reflect on the past – where we have let animals become critically endangered or extinct.
What can you do?
Pick up some books:
Phasmid by Rohan Cleve
Rhino in the House by Daniel Kirk
One small island by Alison Lester
Create a poster to share with others – check out my blog post on this activity.
Encourage a public speaking competition where children creatively teach others about endangered species
Write your own stories about an endangered animal who has been saved just like Rhino in the House or Phasmid or The Hairy Nosed Wombats Find a new home.
Check out my simple lesson plan here: Writing a non fiction picture book
What will do to to help children learn more on threatened species day?