Origami Endangered Animals Kit: Paper Models Of Threatened Wildlife [includes Instruction Book With Conservation Notes, 48 Sheets O by Michael G. LaFosseOrigami Endangered Animals Kit: Paper Models Of Threatened Wildlife [includes Instruction Book With Conservation Notes, 48 Sheets O by Michael G. LaFosse

Origami Endangered Animals Kit: Paper Models Of Threatened Wildlife [includes Instruction Book With…

byMichael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander

Hardcover | May 14, 2019

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Through the intricate art of origami, LaFosse and Alexander succeed in educating all ages about wildlife conservation and the importance of preserving our Earth's endangered animals." -Jack HannaA portion of the proceeds benefit wildlife conservation.An interactive way to foster appreciation and understanding of our planet's endangered species! Origami Endangered Animals Kit, from master origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander, is designed to educate and entertain in equal measure.This origami kit includes everything you need: - 48 large sheets of high-quality double-sided folding paper - A full-color 64-page instruction book - Free online video demonstrations - Educational notes about endangerment and threatened speciesThe 12 animals featured in this kit range from the diminutive Macaque to the massive Blue Whale, and also include: - The Leopard: These big cats are the victims of shrinking habitats and trophy hunters. Only 12,000 to 14,000 remain in the world. - The Rhinoceros: These animals are frequent targets of poachers. There are 28,000 to 30,000 individuals remaining. - The Macaque: These clever primates suffer from disease and shrinking habitats as farmlands expand. - The Gorilla: These critically endangered primates are being rapidly hunted to extinction. - The Sea Turtle: Ungainly on land, these reptiles are victims of beach development, bycatch, poaching, marine debris, and more. - The Tiger: A ferocious apex predator, these big cats suffer from shrinking habitats, hunting, and poaching. Only 8,000 to 10,000 individuals remain, half of them in captivity. - The Elephant: The largest land mammal, these massive herbivores are threatened by habitat loss and poaching. - The Great White Shark: These impressive predators are critically endangered due from overfishing, and slow reproductive maturity. Only around 3,500 individuals remain. - The Blue Whale: The largest animal on earth, tipping the scales at over 120 tons! These giants were nearly hunted to extinction and are now recovering their numbers, but face many environmental challenges. There are estimated to be 10,000 to 25,000 individuals remaining in the world. - The Emperor Penguin: These majestic flightless birds live exclusively in the southern hemisphere. Not yet endangered, but severely threatened. - The Giant Panda: These cuddly bears are threatened by habitat pressure and low birthrates. Only around 1,200 remain in the world. - The Australian Sea Lion: These mammals spend most of their time in the water and are heavily hunted, their food sources heavily fished out until recently. Fewer than 15,000 individuals remain.These fun-to-fold paper animals are an ideal way to bring natural beauty into your home or office, while also highlighting the plight of endangered wildlife species. Animal figures are the most popular form of origami, and now anyone can use them to learn more about these important species."
Michael G. LaFosse decided he would be an origami artist in 1971, after reading (and rereading) a Readers' Digest article by Leland Stowe, about the amazing folded art of Japanese Master Akira Yoshizawa. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and t...
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Title:Origami Endangered Animals Kit: Paper Models Of Threatened Wildlife [includes Instruction Book With…Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:8.5 × 8.5 × 1.35 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 8.5 × 1.35 inPublished:May 14, 2019Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804850267

ISBN - 13:9780804850261

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Through the intricate art of origami, LaFosse and Alexander succeed in educating all ages about wildlife conservation and the importance of preserving our Earth's endangered animals."-Jack Hanna, Host of Into the Wild and Wild Countdown, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium"LaFosse and Alexander's origami offers a wonderfully creative and memorable encounter with some of the world's most vulnerable animals! What better way to inspire us to help protect what is irreplaceable in nature?"-Jane Winchell, The Sarah Fraser Robbins Director of The Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum"This kit provides hands-on and minds-on experiences with a dozen threatened animals from land and sea. It includes ecological notes about each animal and how to become involved with protecting them. Another sure hit from the masterful team of LaFosse and Alexander!"-George D. Buckley, Co-founder of the Sustainability and Environmental Management Program, Harvard University Extension School"As with all Tuttle Publishing books and activities, they always add a little extra, and in this kit, children (and adults) can learn more about each of the species that they are folding [Kids] think they're just having fun, while we know that they're busy engaging their brains and fine motor skills at the same time (win-win)!"- Castle View Academy blog"I liked the fact that the models aren't super simple because each one requires a bit more of a time investment, keeping the kids occupied for longer the kit also gives you access to free online video demonstrations which are awesome. This kit is definitely a win, especially if you have kids who are interested in animals and/or craft projects."- LA Fuji Mama "The animals are fun and with the provided paper, look adorable I love that a portion of the proceeds benefits wildlife conservation with this kit I also like that there is information about the animal with the instructions This makes learning about endangered animals fun and informative."- Crafty Moms Share "