Make a Splash! (Paperback)
A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands
Free Spirit Publishing, 9781575424170, 128pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
This elementary-level counterpart to the award-winning Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands teaches elementary kids about the earth’s water crisis and empowers them to do something about it. Filled with facts about our waters, their inhabitants, and the threats they face, Make a Splash! presents inspiring stories of kids in action and practical tips for making a difference. In fun and age-appropriate language, kids are introduced to the ideas behind service learning—a rapidly growing teaching strategy that combines academic learning and community service. Kids interested in nature and the environment will enjoy Make a Splash! Service learning groups, youth groups, science teachers, and teachers of conservation and environmentalism units will find it a valuable resource. The back matter includes book and Web resources as well as an afterword for adults, and a teacher’s guide is available online.
About the Author
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., is a former classroom teacher and a current international service learning consultant. She works with state departments of education, universities, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of education issues such as service learning, student leadership, and respectful school communities. Cathryn’s other books include The Complete Guide to Service Learning and Going Blue. A sought-after speaker, she lives in Los Angeles.
Explorer, social entrepreneur, and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau is the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He is founder and CEO of EarthEcho International whose mission is to foster extraordinary leaders to take action to restore and protect our oceans. Philippe is a special correspondent for CNN International, and he is the chief spokesperson for environmental education for Discovery Education. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Ocean Conservancy among other organizations. Philippe lives in Washington, D.C.
Praise For Make a Splash!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands…
“This excellent book not only gives readers interesting information that is presented in a clever and engaging way, but it also empowers children by showing them that there are lots of things that they can do to save the world’s water.” —Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Review
“Fun and motivational! Kids will love learning about our important, fragile, and challenged water planet. Make a Splash! will inspire them to do what they can to protect, restore, and advocate for all natural systems that support life.” —Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation
“An inspiring and kid-friendly introduction to the challenges facing our oceans and waterways, Make a Splash! gives kids all the tools they need to become champions for the environment and really make a difference. A great resource for anyone who wants to protect our waters—and have fun doing it.” —Greg MacGillivray, IMAX Producer/Director, MacGillivray Freeman Films and Founder of One World One Ocean