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Help Fund Kids Books About Trees

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Raised by 7 people in 35 months
As a certified arborist and a tree advocate, I have been spreading the word about protecting and maintaining mature trees as a valuable resource for many years.

Trees are one of the few things that do a better job as they get larger and older.  It became clear that it is important to educate and influence children about the importance of trees- to get them interested in protecting trees. Children are the future - we need them in this challenge.

Children are constantly bombarded with the idea of being a great music idol or an athlete - but why not try to get kids interested in being an arborist or just developing a love of trees?  Why not share something that fits in with STEM and is attainable and critical to our planets' survival!

In my work with school children about nature, I began to develop short stories that revolve around a 5 year old named Jake as a way of teaching them about the importance of mature trees.  Jake's father is an arborist.  Each story provides fun facts and education through Jake's adventures in learning about nature, trees and arboriculture.

My stories are developed in a way that young children can understand them, yet provides enough history and facts that adults and educators learn, too.   My Jake stories inject lessons about trees that will have a lifelong impact on the readers and our planet. My knowledge of tree care, from over 20 years experience, is the basis for these stories.

Jake's adventures are informative, humorous and real. While there are no zombies in the Jake stories - there is plenty of excitement in learning how trees provide oxygen, shade and food!

Our goal is funding this project is to cover the costs of developing illustrations (work is being donated-yeah!) but we want to fund, paper, ink and markers.

Additionally, we want to be able to publish the stories both digitally and in print to be distributed to home schoolers, public and private school educators at a low or no cost.
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We are printing some more books! Thank you!
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Happy Arbor Day! Help us support out mission to provide STEM based stories to children through schools, home schools, groups and troops - for free. Trees are the key to saving our planet! Let's educate children about the value of protecting & maintaining the trees we have! Sponsorship's of press runs are available!
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First editions are complete! Help us fund the color digital printing of the books! Here is the cover image...
Jake and the Arborist!
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According to a study recently published in Nature magazine, at the current ratio of destruction/planting, all the trees on Earth will be gone in 300 years.

http://grist.org/science/earth-has-way-more-trees-than-we-thought-but-not-nearly-as-many-as-it-used-to/

Don't let the headline fool you! Please read the whole article. Now more than ever we need money to help publish our book and get the word out to kids and adults about the importance of maintaining and increasing our urban canopy.
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Raised by 7 people in 35 months
Created March 21, 2015
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I appreciate your expertise.

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