The SeaDoc Society, a nonprofit committed to protecting the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education, recently launched a campaign to put their new book, Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids, in the hands of as many kids in the Salish Sea as possible, regardless of their ability to pay.
The book was written by SeaDoc Science Director Joe Gaydos and board member Audrey Benedict and is published by Little Bigfoot, the children’s imprint of Seattle-based Sasquatch Books. Explore the Salish Sea is filled with beautiful photos by local photographers and stories to inspire the next generation.
You can buy a copy of the book for a child in need through SeaDoc’s Indiegogo campaign, which will continue through the end of April. It takes just a few clicks, and SeaDoc will handle distribution! Watch a one-minute video here.
Starting on Saturday, April 28, 2018 (Independent Bookstore Day), and running through Children’s Book Week (until May 6, 2018), you can also purchase copies at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle to donate through schools. Sasquatch/ Little Bigfoot Books is donating the shipping and distribution to get books to students around the region.
Low-income families are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and often left out of the solution-building process. This book can build that lasting connection and inspire the next generation to care for this incredible ecosystem many of us call home.
Disclosure: NWBL editor Tegan Tigani also works for Little Bigfoot as an editor-at-large and at Queen Anne Book Company as the children’s book buyer and bookseller. This community effort is near to her heart in many ways.