These are free downloadable resources to help you learn more about the diverse campus wildlife.
The City Wild: Urban Biodiversity from A-Z
Urban Green Spaces are pockets of nature in the city, which are partly or completely covered by grass, trees, and any kind of vegetation. These may be patches of land, like city parks, cemeteries, school campuses, private gardens, and vacant lots; and they may host a wide variety of plant and animal life. These also provide ecosystem services, such as purifying the air, absorbing excess rain water, growing food, controlling pests, and cooling down the surroundings, and are valuable for nature education. Spending time in our urban green spaces also has mental, spiritual, and recreational benefits, and provides an opportunity to cultivate wonder and awe for the natural world, especially for young Filipinos!
This alphabet flash card set features examples of Philippine urban wildlife and concepts to help young learners get to know and appreciate our rich local flora and fauna even in the city! The City Wild provides a hands-on educational experience with each card featuring an organism, concept, or physical component of urban biodiversity, an eye catching illustration, a short description, and an activity that children and their parents or teachers can enjoy together.
We hope you have fun learning new words and knowing more about the wildlife around us through these colorful and educational cards. This is a collaborative effort to raise awareness for the protection and conservation of urban green spaces.
The online versions of The City Wild: Urban Biodiversity from A to Z can be downloaded for FREE in the links below. You will have the option to print the back-to-back flashcards with additional information, the letter cards only, or the full screen version for use with any electronic device for a printer-free option. Click on each cover to download your copy!
Bask in the magic of birdsongs and learn how to recognize the calls of different urban birds. Use Dawn Chorus to guide you in your exploration of space, landscapes, and soundscapes. This set has 27 different urban birds to learn about! Get to know what they sound like by scanning the QR code in the corner, and try out vocalizing their birdsong yourself using the phonetic cues on the cards.
Digital and Ready-to-print versions of these flashcards can be found for FREE here: