The incredible coral reef
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"The Incredible Coral Reef is packed with activities to bring coral reefs alive. The book features clear and accurate explanations with appealing pic-tures. The resource features engaging activities that challenge children to learn."
“Kids will love it! Toni Albert’s book will inspire youngsters to explore the ever changing world of coral reefs. Kids of all ages are going to learn to save our coral reefs—and our planet.”
Joe Strykowski, Marine Naturalist, The Star Thrower Foundation
“This book, with its clear and accurate explanations and its appealing pictures and activities, will bring coral reefs alive to all children.”
Daphne Gail Fautin, Professor and Curator, The University of Kansas Natural History Museum
"The Incredible Coral Reef is a compilation of activities that provide a page-by-page introduction to the coral reef community, explain how ancient coral reefs are reeling from the effects of human carelessness, and help kids discover what they can do to protect [them]."
The Midwest Book Review
"[A book] that combines learning about the environment and fun.... The Incredible Coral Reef uses experiments, puzzles, riddles, mazes, and crafts to inform children about the plight of the world's coral reefs."
"A complete resource for teaching about the ecology of coral reefs, how they're threatened, and how to protect them."
"This workbook includes readings, puzzles, and activities to help students learn about the coral reef ecosystem. It begins by introducing the worldwide locations of coral reefs, the environments that support them, and the organisms that make them. Many of the sections include a Reef Report, a short diary entry by the author about captivating experiences on coral reefs. For example, the section called 'The Great Barracuda' describes how this predator camouflages itself, and is accompanied by a Reef Report describing a close encounter with a barracuda."
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the incredible coral reef
This book invites kids to explore dazzling coral reefs, to hop on an underwater merry-go-round of gaudy colors and crazy shapes. Page by page, kids get to know the reef community. They learn how ancient coral reefs are reeling from the effects of human carelessness. And they discover what they can do to help protect these brilliant oases in the sea.
Toni Albert has explored coral reefs in Hawaii, Florida, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Belize, Panama, and Granada. To research this book, she made notes underwater in a plastic notebook with an ordinary pencil and then spent hours studying reef field guides. She swam with stingrays in the open ocean, visited an endangered sea turtle farm, swam with nurse sharks, and explored a sunken wreck. Her goal is to introduce children to the dazzling world of reefs and to awaken them to the terrible loss when reefs collapse. By suggesting ways that children can help save the reefs, she unleashes their concern, energy, and ideas.
Excerpt from the author's "Reef Report" - The Incredible Coral Reef, page 49
“I didn’t collect all the trash I saw [on the beach]. It probably would have taken hours. But at least I tried to undo some of the mess that careless individuals had made. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by how big environmental problems seem to be and we wonder, ‘What can one person do?’ Well, one person can at least undo what one other person did. One person can encourage other people to act differently. And one person can get together with others and really make a difference. Remember, massive coral reefs are built by tiny individuals working together, and the structure they build sustains all the life on the reef.”
inside the incredible coral reef
The Incredible Coral Reef invites kids to explore the dazzling coral reefs and to learn how we can help protect them from the devastating effects of human carelessness. The book includes the author’s “Reef Report” about her underwater adventures exploring a coral reef, beautiful photos and artwork, and loads of hands-on activities to help children understand the reef community. It includes a glossary, a bibliography for kids, and lists of environmental organizations and coral reef exhibits.
Packed With Activities! Kids can:
Packed With Activities! Kids can:
- make a wave bottle
- make a fish print
- learn how to keep a pet hermit crab
- adopt a sea turtle
- make a coral reef sun catcher
- explore a tide pool with a viewing box
- play a card game called "Reef Partnerships"
- learn how to snorkel and keep a dive log, and more