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Free Frog book will have kids hopping

Waikato school children will soon be 'hopping' with delight when they receive a free book on New Zealand frogs - Pepeketua, from the Institute of Professional Learning, part of the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato.

NZ Frogs BookThe book aims to educate children in a fun and engaging way about conservation, using our four native, rare and endangered frog species, some of which are only the size of a $2 coin.

The book was a collaboration by a team of people who gifted their time to make the book happen. Rachael Goddard, Environmental & Sustainability Manager at the University, who wrote the book, was delighted when everyone came together to work voluntarily. She says she has tried to make the book fun and appealing, to raise awareness and make science more accessible for children.

Head of Facilities Management at the university, John Cameron, sponsored the printing of the book, saying it was good outreach and engagement with the community, helping to raise awareness on conservation and ecology.

Five-hundred copies of the book are being gifted to schools and local environmental groups. Anyone can download a free PDF version by clicking this link: New Zealand frogs - Pepeketua

Contact: Rachael Goddard

Phone: 07 838 4771