Join kids from all over the world in learning about the earth and its citizens, both human and animal kind. Quiz yourself on your animal knowledge, have fun reading and playing games, and challenge yourself to help our planet! Along the way you can earn points and rewards, too.
You are! But you can follow along in the worldwide adventures of boys and girls in our books, too. Maya, Victor, and Tiago are siblings that can talk to animals. In their travels around the globe, they meet all kinds of people and animals that need their help.
Jaguars get their day on November 29, so let's take a closer look at these beautiful jungle cats. Jaguars live mostly in the Amazon basin of South America, but are also found in Central America and southern North America. Unlike most cats, they actually don't mind the water and can swim pretty well to catch some dinner there. They've even been known to dip their tails in the water to entice fish to come closer. And when it comes time to eat, jaguars prefer to drag their food to the trees for privacy.
For many people, November brings to mind harvest time, comfort food, and Thanksgiving meals. But did you know that up to 40% of food in the US is never consumed, and still many Americans don't get enough to eat? Causes of food waste range from "ugly" produce not making the grade for displays in grocery stores to poor planning, over-shopping, and improper storage at home. Food waste is a major problem - filling landfills, using fresh water and energy to make it, and costing us money to buy it in the first place. Here are some ways you can make a change:
Support organizations like ReFED that are redirecting surplus food to those in need, pushing better policies on food labels, and informing the public on how to reduce food waste
And let's not forget about our fishy friends. They may not be as cute or cuddly as other animals, but fish play a critical role in many food chains across the planet. World Fisheries Day, observed on November 21, helps to bring healthy ecosystems and sustainable fish populations to the forefront of the global discussion. And if you are a connoisseur of sushi or fine dining, check out this list of endangered fish before you order.