Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to sea turtles and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue is all about. Kids can connect their love of animals with their passion to help save them, discovering amazing true adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more. This introduction to sea turtles provides in-depth information about their habitats, challenges, and successes, so that kids can take action to help save these amazing endangered creatures. Proceeds help National Geographic conservation efforts.
About the Author
KAREN ROMANO YOUNG is a science expert and speaks to schools all over the country. She has written numerous books for children, including the National Geographic Kids Science Fair Winners series and Try This!: 50 Fun Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You. Before beginning to write her own science books she worked at Scholastic News, the classroom magazine. Karen has also written about science for magazines and books like Cricket, National Geographic World, and the Guinness Book of World Records. While researching an ocean book in 2004, she became involved in the extreme research journey the University of Delaware takes to the hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. She spent one month at sea on the R/V Atlantis dove to the bottom of the ocean in a little submarine called Alvin.
DANIEL RAVEN-ELLISON is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and guerilla geographer. He's a lead partner in The Geography Collective, a group of educators and geographers who produce books, websites, and events, to inspire kids about the world around them.
"Spectacular photos, fascinating facts, anecdotes about individual turtles, and updates from field scientists give a thorough overview of the species’ survival threats and current status." -- The HornBook