Okay, I’m no Dr. Seuss, but I am quite a bit like the Lorax. I worry about the loss of wild spaces, endangered species and kids becoming disconnected from nature. The Lorax Project is an initiative launched by Conservation International, Seuss Enterprises and Random House to raise awareness of environmental issues and the everyday actions people of all ages can take to help conserve the places and species that are critical to the future of the planet.
The Lorax Project website, with its appealing and familiar whimsical Seuss illustrations, provides many tools and resources to keep the budding environmentalist in your life busy.
- Read information about some of the worlds most endangered forests and use the Lorax Locator to explore maps created from detailed satellite images.
- Learn about the real-life Brown Bar-ba-loots–animal species like red pandas and lemurs that are losing their homes due to deforestation and development.
- Play matching and coloring games featuring real animals as well as Seuss-created creatures.
- Discover activities and ideas for kids who want to help the Lorax and his animal friends.
With a little help from Dr. Seuss, you can encourage a child to make a positive difference with his or her everyday actions. Want even more information and inspiration? Check out books on conservation of natural resources and saving endangered animals from your library.