The students at Guildford Public School used Daniel and William’s talk today as inspiration to commence their own investigation/projects utilising the Tears in the Jungle – Stage 2 sustainability conceptual unit by the Department of Education. Continue reading
The 2019 Independent Book Publishers Awards, held in New York, USA, has awarded a Gold Medal to Daniel and William’s second book, Fight for Survival. The Independent Book Publishers Awards, known as the IPPY Awards, is the worlds largest independently published book awards. Continue reading
On Monday 4th March, Jayden O’Brien, Teacher at Hoxton Park Public School, invited Daniel and William to come and speak with the students about their quest to save the orangutan. The school also took the opportunity to show the boys what they are doing to help get the message out.
After the success of having educational modules developed using our books, we were invited to speak at the 2019 Environmental and Zoo Education Centres (EZEC) Conference this week at Miramare Gardens at Terrey Hills, NSW.
This short story is simply brilliant… bringing awareness of orangutan habitat loss through illegal logging for palm oil plantations.
Through Orangutan Eyes
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The students at Singleton Heights Public School (Hunter Valley, NSW) in years 2 to 4 had just completed a geography/science unit called, ‘It’s In Our Hands’. This Project Based Learning (PBL) unit of work allows students to discover how our actions and decisions affect wildlife around the world.
Stage 2 students (Years 3 and 4) at Eastwood Public School have been raising awareness of orangutans throughout the school by holding a couple of orangutan fundraisers this term. An ‘Orange Fun-day Monday’ was very successful with students coming to school in mufti for a gold coin donation.
Stage 3 students at St Patrick’s Primary School, Blacktown, organised a fund raiser at the school after studying Daniel and William’s books this term. It was an ‘Orange Day’ where everyone wore something orange and gave a gold coin donation . The students raised $775 with all money raised going to orangutan conservation and protection. Their teacher, Mr Justin Browne, said how the students have become very passionate about the plight of the orangutans with the whole school becoming aware of the issues facing the orangutans and the students being very knowledgeable about the products containing palm oil. Continue reading
Oakhill Drive Public School invited Dan and will to present to their Year 3/4 classes today (around 220 students from Year 3 and 4).
After learning about the orangutans throughout Term 2, using an integrated English Unit, the Year 3/4 classes wanted to engage the whole school by holding a ‘Colour Me Orange Day’ (Authentic Task) to raise funds for the orangutans. Every student could colour their hair or wear orange clothes for the day. They had a fantastic day and raised $1,021.30. They have decided to donate the money raised to The Orangutan Project. Continue reading
The Education for Sustainability program came to an exciting climax today when four schools gathered at Chisholm Catholic Primary School to present their sustainability projects and listen to Daniel and William’s quest to save the orangutan.
Mr Bran Lazendic, Principal of Penrith Lakes Environmental Education Centre, has used Tears In The Jungle as a key Project Based Learning (PBL) tool across several schools and brought them together today to share their findings.