Conserve Our Wild is an environmentally friendly organization dedicated to improving child literacy and wildlife awareness. Funded in part by Sierra Club.
- Ages 4 to 10
- Improve Reading Skills
- Learn About Animals
- Enjoy What You Read
- Improve Comprehension and Retention
- Greater Student Engagement
- All Ages
- Improve Your Writing Skills
- Support Child Literacy Worldwide
- Help Children Appreciate Wildlife
- You Can Make a Difference
- Become A Published Author
Online Reading and Writing Programs
- Reading programs for ages 4 to 10.
- Writing Programs for all ages.
Wildlife Books and Materials
- Wildlife books and materials are uniquely developed to improve reading skills while learning about wildlife.
- Stunning wildlife photographs depict the actions of the story.
- Readers can identify the main idea and details.
- Readers ask and answer questions about the actions of the characters.
- Detailed, supportive photographs.
- High-frequency words.
- Repetitive phrases support our reading materials.
- Guided Reading Levels.
- Lexile ratings.
- Fountas & Pinnell certified.
- Improve reading skills. Great for early emergent readers, beginning readers, struggling readers, ESOL, ELL, and more.
This letter is to inform educational stakeholders that Conserve Our Wild's emergent readers, storybooks, and online support resources are now available to all Palm Beach County elementary school teachers within the School District of Palm Beach County. We are delighted about this collaboration and look forward to continued success in our conservation education initiatives.Palm Beach County School District10th Largest District
I want to thank you for your great emergent readers. Our students really like them and keep asking to read them. We appreciate your books.Rebeca BenarrochSchool Director, EcoKids Bilingual Preschools
Wow, How! You've got IT! I get more out of reading your books the more I read them.Marla ConnRead-Ability
The Sierra Club supports your efforts to improve child literacy and wildlife conservation awareness. Conserve Our Wild is a valuable educational conservation resource for children and families at school and in the home. We value your emergent readers, storybooks, and online reading platform for Prekindergarten to Fifth Grade adn their families about the importance of wildlife and conservation.Sierra ClubLoxahatchee Chapter, Wildlife Professional
These wildlife books contain stunning photography, great stories, fun facts, and conservation tips. The emergent reader book photographs depict the actions of the story. Readers can identify the main idea and details as well as ask and answer questions about the actions of the characters. Detailed, supportive photographs, high-frequency words, and repetitive phrases support these early emergent readers.Everglades FoundationWildlife Professional
The books are very informative! I’m sure the kids will love them!Haley PasseserLion Country Safari, Wildlife Professional
Perfectly written for children. How could a parent not love reading this to their child.Alisa JaffeColumbia University
As an environmental educator, I am always on the lookout for environmental children's literature. I was delighted when I discovered Howie Minsky's Everglades Wildlife Series. I love Howie's Everglades picture books! These books provide young learners with totally captivating photography and text that immerse them in the lives of so many of the animals that call the Everglades home. Howie's books are such an important resource to connecting learners with this national treasure, our Everglades, and can serve as a springboard for learning more about how the health of the Everglades is important not only to wildlife, but to our quality of life as well.Susan TothEnvironmental Educator
BRAVO Howard! I'm very captivated by your adventurous stories. Your photos are amazing!Deanne DeforestWildlife Painter
I love the Conserve Our Wild leveled readers! Most children are visual learners primarily and the vibrant and detailed visuals in these readers are engaging, beautiful, and educational. Students are drawn into the worlds of these animals and are using their sight word knowledge to decode each animals personal story. I highly recommend these beautiful books to any schoolLacey FoxTeacher, kindergarten
...Our fifth graders read your wildlife books using the online platform and really enjoy them.Jennie BennettTeacher
I like that your books are about wildlife. I like that there are emergent readers for Levels A, B, C, and D. Students can listen to the text independently and see which words are being read. The speaker button for students to click to listen is consistent with other programs. The highlighting of words while the voice reads is pretty smooth.Cara VelaTeacher
The images are excellent and the non-fiction text informative. I also like that the story can be read to the students.Gayle ZavalaTeacher
My students really like your books. I like how the books can be read to the student. This is great for emergent readers, ESOL students and students that struggle with reading. I also like that there are different levels available for students to access. This way students can challenge themselves or just enjoy the book read to them.Donna LeechTeacher
I like how colorful the pages are displayed. It is easy for the students to navigate. Having to log in with each book is cumbersome especially for younger readers.Jennifer BennettTeacher
I love your books - the content, the photographs, engaging topics! The online platform is definitely beneficial for emergent readers and ELL learners.Monika MoormanTeacher
My students love your wildlife books!Susan CarranzaTeacher, 1st grade, Senegal, Philippines
…the pictures are absolutely breathtaking!Isabella MayoProducer, Theater
These books are awesome!Kelsey HillElementary school teacher
My daughter and I truly enjoyed it, and we love those photos!! We really loved your stories!Stephanie ArinikoParent