Mims Books Children's Book Week Challenge #2: Environment & Climate Books
Learn About Wildlife Corridors
Remember that we need to encourage kids to read widely while in elementary school! Today’s SuperPower Reading Challenge is to read books about the environment.
Scientists today use corridors to help species survive. A wildlife corridor is like a hallway between two habitats. The habitat might be a stand of woods or a swamp. The corridor lets individual animals travel back and forth between the habitats. This is important because isolated groups may die out, or become genetically unstable. When individuals travel between local habitats, they keep the population healthy.
We build corridors by making bridges or tunnels, over or under a road. Or, we create a protected strip of land along a river where wildlife can travel safely. Read about the Florida Wildlife Corridor: http://floridawildlifecorridor.org/ Think about where corridors are placed. What would happen if a corridor is placed in the wrong area?
In the Mims House book, Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub, a puma (mountain lion) family lives within sight of skyscrapers. Because it didn’t have wildlife corridors, the mother puma is trapped and dies, leaving her cub as an orphan. Read the poignant story of Abayomi, a wild puma cub who is orphaned.
This is an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book.
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- Day 1 - Draw characters
- Day 2 - Environmental Books
- Day 3 - Science & STEM Books
- Day 4 - Arts Books
- Day 5 - Social Studies