Make a Splash!: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands

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Cathryn Berger Kaye, Philippe Cousteau

  • Make a Splash!
  • Make a Splash!
    Teaches primary kids about the earth's water crisis and empowers them to do something about it.

128 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Level: 3rd Grade Readability
2012
ISBN: 9781575424170

This primary-level counterpart to the award-winning Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands teaches primary 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 service projects for kids to help them make a difference. In fun and age appropriate language, kids are introduced to service learning ideas. Service learning is a rapidly growing teaching strategy that combines academic learning and meaningful service in the community. 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 and a glossary, and a free leader's guide is available.

"Make a Splash! clearly illustrates how various water issues affect people, animals, and the environment while providing young people practical ways to improve their local water sources. Full of great stories, facts, and tools, Make a Splash! is an excellent resource to help youth plan water-focused service learning adventures in their own backyards."
- Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute

"A spirited rallying cry on behalf of the world’s water. Cathryn Berger Kaye’s confidence in the power of kids to turn what they learn into tools for action is a perfect complement to the enthusiasm and curiosity of Philippe Cousteau, a passionate environmentalist and the grandson the famous late-oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Together, the authors conduct a bright and lively tour that reveals the beauty, interconnectedness and vital importance of the wet stuff that covers three-quarters of our planet and makes up three-quarters of our bodies."
- Peter Christie, science writer and author of 50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts

"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