Further to our last news item about the Wilderness Society’s information about the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (EACL), we can now post a link to the 2015 Shortlist of fiction, picture book and non-fiction titles. That’s 11 Australian books all acknowledged for the way they ‘capture children’s imagination… whilst encouraging them to treasure and protect Australia’s unique natural environment’ (press release).
To supplement this announcement, the EACL has produced a range of educational resources aimed at supporting the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability. These lesson plans also have an art component, offering the students the opportunity to enter a competition to win prizes!
Another exciting addition to the awards program is the Puggle Award, which runs parallel to the main award. For the first time, children will be able to vote for their favourites, and there are valuable resources to make this a worthwhile teaching and learning experience in your classroom or library. It’s a great way to engage children and encourage their love of nature!