for visiting the "Other Products & Activities"
section of our site. This section highlights key organizations
and groups which share our vision in raising funds
from the sales of their products and services. It
also highlights other activities in which I am engaged,
ranging from nonprofit volunteer programs to private
workshops. Remember, some or all of the proceeds of
the funds raised from the r products displayed on
this page and/or the activities in which we participate
go to animal, wildlife, conservation, environmental,
or other humane causes. Please endorse those people
and organizations which offer "conscious alternatives"
to traditional products and services. Consider a gift
that really cares.....be accountable, and shop and
act in a responsible fashion.
shirt for AWARE Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort:
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For more information about this wildlife center,
contact them atwww.awareone.org
OUT: Kalahari Raptor Center presents
"For the Love of Wildlife",
a special book written by authors Beverley Pervan
and Chris Mercer, about a Namibian family who founded
the Harnas Lion Sanctuary, and who made extraordinary
sacrifices to save the wild animals of Africa.
order to raise funds to supplement programs of the
center, Bev and Chris offer this incredible book to
help them reclamation the land for wildlife, and follow
in the footsteps of one of their many inspirations.
The story is of a lion fighting to keep his family
alive, the love of a young girl and her beloved lion,
Mufasa and the tragedy which can tear a family apart.
Additionally, there is a tale of Bagheera the crippled
Cheetah who manages to captured everyone's heart.
These lessons are powerful and offer education in
a creative way on why our wilderness is vanishing
at such a frightening rate, and how the existing wildlife
conservation agencies are failing to have any useful
FROM THE BOOK "FOR THE LOVE OF WILDLIFE"
Chapter 1. SIMBA. Almost immediately he saw something
that made his heart skip a beat. There, on top of
his own bootprints were the pugmarks of the lion,
following him. The lion had circled back and come
up behind him only minutes before. At this moment,
certain thoughts which had been lying undisturbed
in the back of Rudy's mind were suddenly projected
to the forefront. These included that he was alone
and unarmed, that the safety of the bakkie was several
hundred meters away and that should he be attacked,
he could count upon one certainty, the Bushmen would
Sample fundraising package: T-shirt and card
Art & Nature Classes for Kids
special weekends throughout the year, Liz volunteers
her time to act as an "animal interpreter",
"art experimenter" and "creative
story teller" teaching unique workshops
with children of all ages around Georgia. Her
sessions include focus on "Art & Nature",
and topic of some of her classes spanned content
about all kinds of beasties such as snakes and
snails, and well...you get the idea. Some examples
are: "Bonkers about Birds",
where she explores spring nesting activities
by resident Georgia song birds, allowing children
to see a real Screech Owl while creating their
own take home nests from natural supplies; pine
needle, dryer lint, sticks, moss and clay. Also
one of the most popular art classes;or "Silly
about Snakes", she explores wildlife
habitats, reviewing facts about Georgia poisonous
& nonpoisonous snakes, and then introducing
the children (and some frantic parents) to one
of centers resident snakes. Above, a brave
girl feels the scales without any fear at a
special snake class!
Liz's animal presentations are between 1-3 hours
in length, and depending on the program, can
begin with a creative folk lore story, where
kids and parents can "play a part",
followed by a crafting session, animal bio-facts
presented in a fun and challenging way, and
maybe a surprise visit with "the real thing".
For more information or if you would like her
to visit your group and present a program contact
her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz with a baby "Sockets" (i.e. blind
Opossum resident at AWARE.)
makes a nest at a "spring bird nesting
class" for toddlers. Classes can be booked
as part of a special event, birthday party or
just for a fun weekend. Adults are encouraged
to participate with their children..
picture to the left and below shows children
participating in a program called "Why
is Ms. Opossums Tail is Bare". These
lucky kids painted recycled paper mache opossums
after they heard a Native American Folklore
story. The best part of the class included an
interactive story telling session, were the
children's grandparents and parents "played"
parts in the story, creation of a unique "take
home" craft, and finally a visit with the
nature centers resident Ms. Opossum up close
the right, kids paint paper mache snakes in
an outdoor wildlife workshop at Arabia Mountain
with AWARE. The workshop consisted of a "folklore"
story about the "Snake Who Had Big
Feet", followed by discussing native
Georgia snakes, painting their own snake, and
finally interaction with one of the centers
animal snake ambassadors.
Liz show here with Smashie, one of the animal
ambassadors at AWARE, enjoys an afternoon on the
porch, and a little nuzzling time. Smashie came
to the center after being treated and rehab'd
following an accident with a car. She is not releasable
because of neurological damage which prohibits
her from amply grasping her food. She lives the
"life of Riley" at the center where
she receives catered meals, enjoys regular outings,
and frequently goes to speak to school children.
Her message offers solid reasoning on why squirrels
are an important part of our ecosystem, in that
she, an all of her kind, are responsible for the
sprouting of new seedlings each spring, maintenance
of the forest floors, and just entertainment for
many of us who have pooches who enjoy squirrel
The release of a juvenile Great
Horned owl who was successfully rehabilitated
and released after she and her sibling fell
out of their nest one windy spring in 2006.
She looks back at me one last time before her
flight to freedom.
you would like to schedule a "Art &
Nature" class, contact Liz directly at
for special groups or new programs throughout 2005
Works is a new company dedicated to ensuring
a bright future for wildlife. WW provides people in
places like East Africa with economically sound alternatives
to poaching, clear-cutting and over-harvesting of limited
natural resources. They've formed an unique partnership
of business, wildlife conservation and community development
concerns to address the single biggest challenge facing
conservation today: how to help communities in developing
areas grow and prosper without destroying precious habitat
and the wildlife that call it home. This is all done
so villages are able to establish schools, much needed
medical clinics and other essentials, and at the same
time, the wildlife thrives too! Read more about how
Wildlife Works is working to help this world, and all
that inhabit it, and how you can support their efforts.
And please visit their marketplace. When you purchase
any of their environmental friendly products, you are
contributing directly to their wildlife and conservation
efforts in rural Africa! And as they say, the purchase
you make feels as good as it looks!