The Ateneo Wild Releases The City Wild: Urban Biodiversity From A-Z
09 Oct 2020
The City Wild: Urban Biodiversity from A-Z is an alphabet flash card set featuring 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.
This is a collaborative effort of Forest Foundation Philippines, Inc., The Ateneo Wild and the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability to raise awareness for the protection and conservation of urban green spaces. Illustrations and layout were made by Inya De Vera.
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!
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 fullscreen version for use with any electronic device for a printer-free option. Click on each cover to download your copy!
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