Project Description

Are you a teacher, an educator, or a parent looking for some optimistic stories and resources tailored for children? We’ve got you covered! Click on the links below to access the different sets of resources.

1. Get inspired by an incredible bunch of conservationists: the 2021 Whitley Award Winners
2. Learn all about penguins and what penguinologists take with them in the field
3. Find out about 10 species that are making us optimistic

Inspiring conservationists:

We teamed up with the Whitley Fund for Nature to create a series of posters and draw-along videos about their 2021 Whitley Award Winners tailored for children. Check them out below!

Iroro Tanshi

Kini Roesler

Lucy Kemp

Paula Kahumbu

Nuklu Phom

Pedro Fruet

Thank you to our summer interns from the University of Oxford, Alicia Hayden, Emma Felin, Hannah King, Jennifer Crompton, and Liz Brown, for their help developing those resources. You can download the full pack of resources as a PDF document below:

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All about penguins:

We teamed up with the penguinologists from Penguin Watch to create this content.

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Colouring Sheets:

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10 posters of species that are making us feel optimistic:

In English:

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Colouring Sheets in English:

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In Chinese:

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In Spanish:

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In French:

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In Portuguese:

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In Russian:

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In Bahasa Indonesia:

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We also have a quiz (Which Conservation Optimism Creature are you?) for adults and children alike (we know you all enjoy quizzes!), and if you are multi-lingual, we are currently calling for help translating these posters into as many languages as possible- just get in touch!

Enjoyed those resources and would like to support us to carry on our mission? If you and your organization value the work that we do and would be interested in helping to ensure we are able to continue to put out these kinds of projects, we would be honoured to discuss partnership opportunities with you. You can also donate directly below.

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