|Kristen Bullard at SI Autumn Conservation Festival|
As they did at the recent SERC event, visitors learned about SI Libraries, the Gallery of Images and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Our younger visitors were able to color BHL coloring pages, and earned call number stickers by answering a question about how to find a particular book (Giant Pandas) at a library. SIL staff member Anne Graham helped make this educational activity a success by creating the very popular stickers.
|How does a child envision an octopus? These coloring pages from BHL, provided to younger visitors at the Autumn Festival, are quite revealing, particularly when compared with the original image!|
|And what about a pear? Compare a child’s imaginative rendition of one to the original, from BHL.|
|Call Number Stickers at the SI Conservation Festival|
In addition to learning about SI Libraries, visitors to the SCBI Fall Festival had direct opportunities to learn about conservation issues, exotic animal care, and the exciting and often ground breaking research being conducted by our Zoo researchers.
|Kristen Bullard interacting with visitors at the SI Conservation Festival|
We hope many of our SIL colleagues will join us next year for this fun and educational event! Such venues serve as an excellent opportunity to spread the word about powerful initiatives like the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Indeed, the coloring pages we used at the Autumn Festival are available in the BHL Pinterest at this location: http://pinterest.com/biodivlibrary/bhl-past-events-posters-flyers-videos-etc/. Any new coloring pages we make will also be available on that page.
If you do use these for elementary school classes, we'd love to see the results! If you'd be interested, we'd be happy to feature them on our blog! To discuss this possibility further, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Are these (or other BHL coloring pages) available anywhere on the web? (I couldn't find them). We'd like to use things like this for an elementary school class.
Thanks very much for your great work and site!