Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
Color Me a Conservationist

December 23, 2009


Division of Public Affairs
External Affairs
Telephone: 703-358-2220

What is wildlife habitat? What kind of habitat do certain animals need? How can children help? Youngsters can learn the answers to those questions and many more in the pages of a new National Wildlife Refuge System Coloring Book, designed for children in grades 2-3.

Illustrated by a student from the Art Institute of Washington, D.C., the coloring book contains simple pictures of crocodiles, bears, eagles and other wildlife, as well as images of a variety of habitat types. On each page, children can find fun facts about wildlife species and the refuges they call home. The youngsters can also learn about the employees that protect these special places.

Children will want to hunt for the blue goose, the emblem of the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is hidden on many of the book

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