Hi there rainforest lovers!
Above is the front cover of an educational coloring book written by Bibi LeBlanc. It was given to Jennifer, co-founder of Kids Saving the Rainforest and there was a colorful, personal shoutout to Jennifer written at the beginning of the book!
Not only are there wonderful drawings that can come to life through the colors of the imagination, there are also amazing environmental facts that you can learn as you flip through the book. There is even a section where you can learn about the story of Kids Saving the Rainforest! If you want to get your drawing and learning on, you can get the book on Amazon by clicking here!
Below is an excerpt from the book.
Can children make a difference? Yes! Here is one organization started by children: Two 9-year-old girls founded Kids Saving the Rainforest in 1999. KSTR invites participation by schools, children's organizations, and individuals worldwide so they can learn about the rainforest's ecological importance and set up programs to preserve and protect the rainforest and its wildlife. KSTR also encourages sound environmental practices in homes, schools, and communities.
Like these girls, you can make a difference. Find an issue you care about. Identify a problem that needs solving. Become a member of an organization that works for the environment. Help protect an endangered animal. Use your imagination and creativity to discover you specific environmental mission.
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world!
Hi Rainforest Lovers!
We'd like to give everyone an introduction to Loop Abroad! Loop Abroad is a student travel organization that began with a singular mission: provide the best hands-on study abroad for students pursuing careers working with animals.
There are groups of students over at Loop Abroad that have been or will be coming to visit Kids Saving The Rainforest. What's great is that one of the groups worked on a public education project and created a website all about KSTR!
Sections of the website include: Myth vs Fact, Kids in Costa Rica, #StopAnimalSelfies, Don't Feed Wild Animals and more!
Each student created a separate section of the website! Here's a sneak peek of one of them.
You can check out the website here:
You can also check out Loop Abroad's website here:
Thanks to Breezy Brock for creating the website and thanks to all who contributed. Help spread the awareness! The animals and forests need you!
This classroom of Fifth Graders, led by Mrs. Cornelius at Carl Schurz Elementary in New Braunfels, Texas, put together an amazing collection of quotations about why trees and rainforests are important and should be protected! We paired their inspirational quotes with photos of some of the special rainforest animals who have received help from our rescue center or sanctuary. We are so impressed by the thoughtfulness and passion of these kids, and the teacher who taught and inspired them!
Music: Carl Storm - Young Me Dreaming
Six-year-old Clark and four-year-old Ruth hosted a plant sale to benefit sloths. The siblings raised $172 at their plant stand and donated all proceeds to Kids Saving the Rainforest.
Clark is a budding conservationist who loves sloths. He is in first grade in Houston, Texas and attends Travis Elementary school virtually. During the extra time at home, he and his sister have enjoyed gardening. They propagated dozens of plants and nurtured them for this project.
Clark and Ruth invited family, classmates, teachers, and neighbors to their outdoor, socially distanced plant stand. The spring plant sale for the sloths couldn’t have come at a better time, as many in Houston lost plants during the historic freeze this winter. Patrons were excited to replenish their gardens, while supporting the important work of Kids Saving the Rainforest.
Hello Quepolandia! This is Dani :)
This month, I am going to tell you some stories about the animals in our sanctuary. I hope you enjoy them!
We are taking care of a Cotamundi who was born blind. In her living area, there are a bunch of obstacles, trees, jumps and ramps - and I think it’s really cool how she can navigate around the enclosure using just her nose. We use the obstacles to make sure she gets enough exercise, and to have more fun!
In the sanctuary, a lot of the animals don’t like just eating out of a bowl every day - so sometimes we do a different method of feeding. Sometimes, we put the food in a coconut, sometimes we put the food in jars, sometimes we use toilet paper tubes!
And for the holidays, we even made them Christmas goodies! This makes it so that when the animals eat, it’s not so boring and brings them some extra happiness.
In the sanctuary, we also have a Green Parrot, and on his neck he has no feathers - because he used to be a pet, and his owners had a dog. One day, he got loose from his cage, and the dog found him and attacked him. After that, the owners called KSTR, and we took him in with happiness and joy.
KSTR is a great place and we try our very best to make sure the animals in our sanctuary are happy, entertained and well taken care of! If you live in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area, I bet you’re not too far from KSTR. Go take a trip there and volunteer, - you can meet lots of incredible animals, each with their own special story. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!
Hi Rainforest Lovers!
Coyote Peterson and the Brave Wilderness crew visited KSTR once again for another episode! Below you can get a "taste" of what's going on behind-the-scenes. This is an exclusive that you can't get anywhere else! Get your buckets ready.
Photo credits go to Chip (CFO and Operational Director)
For any questions or if you just want to say hi, you can email Chip at email@example.com.
An experienced horticulturalist, a senior writer at DIY Garden, and a mother...
Rachel Brown has written an extremely easy-to-read and informative guide to deforestation, and what we can do to help prevent it. She's on a one-woman-mission to help raise awareness!
Rachel's expertise stems from a passion to teach her children about the benefits of outdoor play and how to protect the environment. She has been growing plants, fruit, vegetables and crops on her parents farm in Devon since she was a child. Her passion for sustainability and living off the land is shared by her husband and two kids. Rachel loves teaching others everything from sowing seeds to harvesting.
Whether you've saved hundreds of forests in the past 50 years or you're a complete newbie, anyone can benefit by going back to the basics and learning about what you can do to help save our forests. Click the link below to read Rachel's guide!
Hi everyone! My name is Dani, and I am the spokeskid for Kids Saving the Rainforest.
We live in Manuel Antonio right now, and every day when we go outside, there’s a large guard dog! Well, he isn’t really a dog - he’s a Green Iguana, and he’s a big boy! We shouldn’t try to pet him, and we should respect his space just like we are social distancing these days. Except we always have to social distance with him, not just during a pandemic. We are lucky to live in a place where there’s lot of beautiful jungle. And we have to share this space, because we are in the *animal’s* jungle, not the other way around!
Another reason we should give wild animals space is because, if you get too close to them they might try to hurt you. You never know when you’re looking at a mommy or daddy, and there’s a baby nearby and out of sight. I know if somebody tried to steal me, my mom would hurt them! Most wild animals don’t want to hurt people, but if they are feeling scared or protective, they might try to hurt you.
It’s also important not to engage with wild animals because we can change their behavior and make them more like pets, and less like the wild animals that they are. At KSTR, there’s a spider monkey named Darwin, and before he was at KSTR, someone had kept him as a pet. And now, he cannot be released into the wild, because he learned that he needs to be dependent on humans for food, and wouldn’t be able to find his own food in the wild. Since Darwin was a pet, we don’t know who his mom and dad are, and so we can’t reunite him with his family. Darwin is also aggressive with new people, (maybe because he remembers bad things his previous owners did to him, or maybe because he’s a wild animal and just doesn’t like new people!). While we would all love to have a bear, a tiger, or a macaw as a pet, making a wild animal a pet is bad for the animal and dangerous for you!
In summary, don’t get close to wild animals and give them the space they need and deserve in this wonderful rainforest! If you love them from a distance they will always come back to see you!
The Kids Saving the Rainforest staff