Mongabay has released a beta version of a new education site to inspire and inform kids on ecology, wildlife, and conservation. The new site is located at kids.mongabay.com. Mongabay Kids includes environmental news articles, lessons, and activities geared toward specific age groups, from elementary to middle school. The site leverages content from Mongabay’s main news site and extensive library of nature photos. The site’s creators, biologists Megan Strauss and David Brown, spoke with Mongabay about the project. Mongabay has released a beta version of a new education site to inspire and inform kids on ecology, wildlife, and conservation. The new site is located at kids.mongabay.com and all content is freely available. Mongabay Kids includes environmental news articles, lessons, and activities geared toward specific age groups, from elementary to middle school. The site leverages content from Mongabay’s main news site and extensive library of nature photos. Mongabay Kids features a pair of mascots that “host” the site : A Ceiba tree named Sofia Ceiba and a dung beetle named Doug Beetle. Sofia Ceiba and Doug Beetle introduce kids to topics in conservation and wildlife conservationists via a series of illustrated virtual “adventures” and “field trips”. Mongabay Kids was developed by […]

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