What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, Texas, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in South Africa? The two new friends turn their adventures into a photodocumentary book encouraging kids everywhere to advocate for wild animals!
Let’s Go on Safari! invites young readers to hop in a 4x4, experience the thrill of a safari in the South African bushveld, and discover how kids can get involved in saving endangered animals.
The mission of Let’s Go On Safari! is simple – to turn the natural love that children have for wild animals into advocacy!
In the text, young Kate is inspired by safari guide Michelle to observe animal behavior and study tracks, but also is encouraged to think about the impact of human-wildlife interaction, poaching problems, and more.
The book then highlights some practical ways that young people can do things to protect wild animals. We are introduced to the work of some leading international wildlife conservation organizations, including the Jane Goodall Institute with its active Roots & Shoots program for youth; to the respected David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, working to save orphaned elephants in East Africa; and to efforts by Global Wildlife Conservation, an organization working around the world to save endangered animals.
The book also highlights examples of small-scale efforts that kids can do in their own communities and schools, from local fundraisers to educational awareness projects.
The message is clear: after the family vacation is over, kids can become influential advocates in their own communities for wild animals, helping to protect endangered creatures and their critical habits around the world!