PHOENIX, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Earth Day approaches, many well-meaning environmentalists end up scaring children with constant talk about devastating climate change. Children are eager to protect the environment, but why not teach them by using humor and fun activities to get the point across?
Professional cartoonist and environmental activist Drew Aquilina is bringing fun and laughter to the 2011 Earth Day project "A Billion Acts of Green" with his new collection of nature cartoons in his book Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up. He enjoys teaching children to appreciate the environment through his wetland cartoon characters that include a claustrophobic turtle, a pesky but lovable dragonfly, a bullfrog whose DNA was altered by pollution, and a friendly raccoon.
Aquilina emphasizing the importance of reaching out to kids, saying, "With a new generation of people who find more reasons to be inside with technology than outside with nature, we could be setting back green movement through environmental apathy." He seeks to instill a positive perspective with his audience by teaching respect for nature by reconnecting with it. Aquilina's message focuses on the premise that the more people go outside to learn about the world from nature's perspective, the more they'll understand and want to protect it.
Invite this passionate and entertaining guest to answer:
- How can parents get their kids off the computer and outside in the fresh air?
- What are 5 fun Earth Day activities that kids of all ages can enjoy?
- Why is there so much confusion and anxiety about the state of the environment?
- How have carbon credits affected the mission of protecting the planet?
CREDENTIALS: Drew Aquilina is a professional cartoonist and the author of the entertaining and educational book Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up. His mission is to teach children about appreciating and protecting the environment in fun ways through the use of humor. Aquilina has been featured on radio shows nationwide.
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