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Conservation 101 with Ms. Tracy

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Did you ever plant a tree or pick up a piece of litter from the ground? If you said yes, then you are helping to conserve the planet.

Conservation means protecting nature and the environment. When humans conserve, they help to save earth’s natural resources. Natural resources include animals, plants, forest, wildlife, water, soil, and minerals. An example of conservation is turning the lights off when someone leaves a room. The turning off of the light will help to not use a lot of electricity. The following groups of material talk about protecting the planet and conservation. 

The following titles are available through Hoopla and our website 

Don’t have a library card? You can get one online!

The following are available as eBook titles to check out:

Waste and Recycling Collector by Czeena Devera

Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta

The World Around Us: Mountains by Cecilia Minden

The Grizzly Mother by Brett D. Huson

The Boy Who Grew a Forest by Sophia Gholz

Solar Energy  by Christine Taylor-Butler

Save the Planet: Helping Endangered Animals by Rebecca E. Hirsch

Save the Planet: Compost It by David M. Barker

Save the Planet by Cecilia Minden

Protecting Ecosystems by Leanne Currie-McGhee

Organic Farmer by Tamara B. Orr

Jasper’s Story by Jill Robinson

If We Were Gone by John Coy

Earth Hour by Hanette Heffernan

Curious George Plants a Seed by H. A. Rey

Crafting with Recyclables: Even More Projects by Dana Meachen Raw

Can You Hear the Trees Talking by Peter Wohleben

The following are available as audiobook titles to check out:

The Clue In The Recycling Bin by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Berenstain Bears’ Nature Rescue by Stan Berenstain

Save the Planet by Various Authors

Every Day Is Earth Day by Jane O’Connor

The following are available as comic book titles to check out:

Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Creatures by Matt Dembicki

Older Than Dirt:  A Wild but True History of Earth by Don Brown

I’m Not a Plastic Bag by Rachel Hope Allison

Hubert Reeves Explains Vol. 1: Biodiversity by Nelly Boutinot

Earth Before Us Vol. 3: Mammal Takeover! By Abby Howard

The following is available as a television title to check out:

Magic School Bus, Springs Into Nature Season 1

Additional Resources to learn about conservation include:

My Plan to Save the Planet on is a music video to help children clean up the Earth.

Earth Day Mission To Save the Planet from Metro Focus on is a video clip highlighting Julian Lennon sharing his ideas about an environmental book he wrote from 2017.

Seed Soaring is a game to play from the television show Nature Cat on PBS Kids that shows how seeds speeds spread in the environment.

Park Builder is a game to play from the television show Nature Cat on PBS Kids that shows how to create a park by planting trees, shrubs and plants in an environment.

Nature Cat’s Adventure is a game to play from the television show Nature Cat on PBS Kids that let children help Nature Cat help animas find food in nature.

Break It Down from Plum Landing on PBS Kids is a game that shows and teaches how to change dead matter into nutrient soil.

Mountain Scramble from Plum Landing on PBS Kids is a game that shows how to create an ecosystem to help animals find food which includes other plants and animals.


Hello! My name is Ms. Tracy and I am a librarian assistant in the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Library. I am a new librarian assistant and I enjoy reading nonfiction books about travel and animals. My favorite part about being a librarian is helping all of the wonderful people that I get to meet.