With a background as an art activist that cares deeply for endangered species, I am pleased to present this darling poster from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which illustrates some of our planet’s most threatened species. Now you can educate your children, in the classroom and out, about modern day extinction and what we can do to prevent it. Entitled What’s Weird, Wonderful, and Needs Help? this educational illustration asks questions such as: “What does a Black Warrior Waterdog look like?” How about a Spectacled Eider? Ever see a Running Buffalo Clover, or something like it in a field?
This new endangered species poster is for kids and the young at heart alike. In their own words:
“The free poster features 14 strangely-named or otherwise unusual plant and animal species. Most are endangered or threatened, and several are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Inspired by their names, fanciful artwork illustrates what you might imagine the species to look like. The other side features photos of the same species with some fun facts.”
Image courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The dimensions of the poster are 24 X 21 inches. It’s folded to fit into a standard notebook pocket (8.5 X 11 inches) so students can carry it around to show friends and family. To get your copy, call 1-800-344-WILD or go to http://library.fws.gov/fws_posters.html.