We are proud to announce that Heidi Rader's book Moon Over Bioko, Sea Turtles of Bioko Island has received the following awards:
2012 Green Book Festival, Children's Category, Honorable Mention
2012 International Book Awards (IBA), Award-Winning finalist in the Children's Picture Book Hardcover Fiction category and Award-Winning Finalist in the Best New Children's Picture Book category.
2012 National Indie Excellence Awards, Winner- Book Cover Design- Children's Picture Books.
The Endangered Sea Turtles of Bioko Island
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Education Department is proud to announce the addition of the Endangered Sea Turtles of Bioko Island program. Travel with us to the black sand beaches of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. Here we will encounter four species of sea turtles. During the dry season, on the black sand beaches, these marine turtles come ashore to nest as they have done for countless generations. In this special program, Heidi Rader, Expedition Research Assistant for the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, will share the physical characteristics, nesting habits, behavior, diet, and threats to the survival of these gentle animals.
As an Expedition Research Assistant for the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, an academic partnership between Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) and Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial ("UNGE", Malabo, Equitorial Guinea), Heidi first traveled to Bioko Island in 2006 to participate in a three-week expedition working with Ureca villagers to collect sea turtle data. In January 2008, Heidi returned to work with a team of four photographers and a journalist from National Geographic Magazine as they conducted a "RAVE" (Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition) of the biodiversity of Bioko Island. An engaging presenter, Heidi will provide both a vivid account of working to save wildlife in a primitive area and also insight into the lives of a species struggling for survival.
*Just out in hardcover, Heidi's new children's book, Moon Over Bioko: Sea Turtles of Bioko Island! Heidi will have books available for purchase following her presentation, and will autograph student copies.
* $150 per classroom of up to 30 students, $10 Travel & Transportation Fee per class
* $375 per large group presentation of up to 75 students, $10 Travel & Transportation Fee per class
The program offering, "Endandered Sea Turtles of Bioko Island" fullfills the following PDE Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology under 4.7. "Threatened, Endangered and Extinct Species"
4.7.7.A Describe diversity of plants and animals in ecosystems.
4.4.7.C Explain natural or human actions in relation to the loss of species.
4.7.10.A Explain the significance of diversity in ecosystems.
4.7.10.B Explain how structure, function, and behavior of plants and animals affect their ability to survive.
4.7.10.C Identify and explain why adaptations can lead to specialization.
4.7.12.A Analyze biological diversity as it relates to the stability of an ecosystem.
4.7.12.B Examine the affects of extinction, both natural and human caused, on the environment.
4.7.12.C Analyze the effects of threatened, endangered, or extinct species on human and natural systems.