[CDHC] new children's book available on corals, disease & other threats

Cheryl Woodley cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov
Thu Dec 20 14:31:39 EST 2007

Peppy’s Coral Kingdom by Nancy T. Lucas

Announcing the availability of a children’s book aimed at educating 
students in Grades 1-5 about threats to coral reefs, with a heavy 
emphasis on coral disease and anthropogenic stressors. The book was
created by a young artist in Charleston South Carolina in consultation 
with scientists from the Marine Resources Center at Fort Johnson, 
Charleston SC USA. The creation of this book was originally intended to 
meet a need that local scientists espoused when trying to explain coral 
disease research during ‘career days’ in the local public schools. 
Although the book has a main story-line with identifiable characters, it
is filled with short informational ‘asides’ that could be used by 
teachers to support a short unit on coral reef decline.

Source: www.thirdfloorcell.com

Cheryl Woodley, Ph.D.
Coral Health and Disease Program

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Hollings Marine Laboratory
331 Fort Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.762.8862 Phone
843.762.8737 Fax
cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov

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