Custom-tailored conservation coloring and activity books are an effective method to engage and inform children and adults in topics of local biodiversity, ecosystems, and conservation issues and solutions. I have been designing science education coloring books for over 17 years and am excited about the potential for sharing this tool with as many primate habitat communities as I can reach. Contact me if you would like to have a custom book designed for children in your community!
The first book in my primate conservation coloring book series was written and illustrated for the southeastern habitats of Madagascar, co-authored with lemur biologist Dr. Amber Walker-Bolton, University of Toronto, Scarborough, and published in English and Malagasy. The illustrations (by Kathy West), activities and text provide information on lemur behavior, biology and natural history, and present conservation issues and solutions. Dr. Walker-Bolton has provided a copy of the book to teachers and students in Madagascar in 2018 and Kenya in 2019, with great excitement from the classes, especially on owning their very own book, a first for many of the children (see photos below). Download a free copy of the Berenty edition (2019) RBC Lemur Conservation Colouring and Activity Book.
Just published is a new edition for the PICC project in Masoala National Park, NE Madagascar. It was co-authored by Kathy West and Pascal Elison, translated to the local Malagasy dialect, and customized for the local ecosystems, communities and conservation solutions. Cover art was done by Ambodiforaha students from their PICC session in June 2020. Download a copy here!
Please feel free to download both editions of the coloring book and share with children in your life – we are providing the books open-source so that more students can learn about conservation issues facing the lemurs. If you would like to have hard copies they are available at-cost directly from Corporate Color Printing (www.4printing.net). Glossy cover, perforated pages for easy removal, English & Malagasy. Email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write me with questions!