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D R E A M

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THE FOREST WILD

To Kids, Teachers, Families and Friends:

Thanks to the ongoing dedication of so many, The Children's Eternal Rainforest (El Bosque Eterno de los Niņos, BEN) and its inhabitants have been wild and safe for 25 years. We hope reading about the forest, and the amazing story of how it was first saved, will remind you that ALL of us are interconnected. The future of rainforests, and our planet, depends on everyone.

Join the
KIDS' BOOK PROJECT:


Illustrate

DREAM THE FOREST WILD
How Children Saved a Rainforest

By Sue Memhard with Jim Crisp, BEN founding Director.......

for your own class book "edition"


(Check out the
SCHOOLS/ART page for submitted art samples. We regret that for the time being we are no longer posting art here, but you can post yours in your classroom school, and community).

How does making pictures help
the rainforest?

When you make pictures of the rainforest and its wild creatures, you
are getting to know them in your mind, heart, imagination and dreams. When you imagine something, it becomes close to your heart, and, in a sense, becomes a part of you. If we all understand that we are not separate from each other or nature, we will
take better care of our home the Earth.

THE PROJECT:

FIRST READ THE STORY HERE.

• THEN, DOWNLOAD THE STORY
(text only). Your teacher can do this,
and you can start imagining your
own illustrations.

LEARN ABOUT RAINFORESTS---why they are so important for our future. Check our contacts and credits pages for some great educational resources. ALSO check out our new Rainforest Fun Facts pages, and send us YOUR Fun Facts.

•Have fun making YOUR PICTURES. (BEN founding Director Jim enjoys drawing his animals, and doesn't mind it if no one recognizes them).

Suggestions for Kids:

Use empty spaces on the story pages for your art.

•Use the back of the pages. Save trees (paper) and make MORE ART.

•You can cut and paste the text in different ways, print the text in your own handwriting, etc. Go wild!


Remember to invite the BEN and all its wild creatures into your dreams.


 

 Suggestions for Teachers (click)

 


"WE ARE A
GLOBAL FAMILY."

---Paul Hawken
 

Remember to click on the images

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WHERE did I put my art supplies?

photo by Mattias Klum
Courtesy of National Geographic
Kinkajou with Balsa Blossom

Jim's Rainforest Animals

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Rainforest Reading Group l

"All the rainforest animals reading Dream The Forest Wild with hopeful (and happy) hearts."

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Rainforest Reading Group II

(Is that a coatimundi reading a book?)

"As a wrap up to our studies, my students illustrated your book, and created a PODCAST of the story to share."

--Senora Jennifer Littlefield
Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center
4th Grade Spanish class

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Hummingbird
photo by Frans Lanting
Courtesy of National Geographic

"We made a GROUP COMMERCIAL about why & how to save the rainforest."

--Washington Elementary School

"...we added a book sale!
The parents loved the books."

--McFadden School of Excellence

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SPREAD THE WORD

photo by Gary Wexler
Howler Monkey Howling for You

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DREAM THE FOREST WILD: How

THANK YOU FOR DREAMING THE FOREST WILD

next (to the STORY)

by Sue Memhard with Jim Crisp

Rainforest FUN FACTS

DID YOU KNOW?


Dear Dreamers:
The story is free, but the cost of maintaining the
site and Project is not. Please help us keep the Dream alive by supporting the site with a donation. Any amount will help ensure
that we reach many young caretakers of the Earth.

THANK YOU (click to see how)
 

WATCH THIS!!

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