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 mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are the focus of our latest coloring and activity book for conservation education. Co-authored by Ugandan conservationist Mushamba Moses and Kathy West. Check it out! PICC_BwindiMtGorillaBook2022
- One of our newest coloring books addresses a new part of the world for the PICC program – Panama! This English and Spanish book focuses on the endangered monkeys of the Azuero peninsula and what people can do to protect their habitats and these unique species. Download the pdf here!
- We were pleased to release a new edition of the bilingual Lemur Conservation Coloring and Activity Book – Masoala Edition in 2020. Co-authored by Kathy West and Pascal Elison, the book was translated to the local Malagasy dialect, and customized for the local ecosystems, communities and conservation solutions for the PICC project in Masoala National Park, NE Madagascar. Cover art was done by Ambodiforaha students from their PICC session. Download a copy here! (Use the link above to download a PDF, 56pp) Share your new knowledge with your friends and family!
- Our bilingual children’s educational series Lemur Conservation Coloring Book – Southeast edition is available to download to teach students about lemurs and how to support them in their local habitats. This 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 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.
Please feel free to download all 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 primates. If you would like to have hard copies they are available at-cost. Contact me for details. Heavy cardstock, English & local language.
Over 130 Primary students in the mountain gorilla community of Buhoma/Bwindi, Uganda each received a copy of the Gorilla Conservation Coloring and Activity Book (2022)