Endangereds

The Endangereds Content Pack

WWF has partnered with Philippe Cousteau on his new book, The Endangereds, to educate young readers about the plight of some of the most threatened species on the planet and inspire them to help. For those reading the book, Wild Classroom has created a content pack with classroom activities and worksheets centered around the book’s black-footed ferret characters and their grassland habitat.

Available Toolkit Files

  • BFFs: All About Black-Footed Ferrets

    Reading comprehension and short answer

    This worksheet contains fun reading material about black-footed ferrets, and for those who have read The Endangereds, a set of comprehension questions to assess students' understanding of science concepts and the connections to the fictional storyline.

    (Grade level: 3-5)

    BFFs: All About Black-Footed Ferrets Brochure

  • A Plan to Save Grasslands

    STEM research project

    This intensive research activity challenges students to discover the variety of ecosystem services that grasslands provide and to evaluate how these services are impacted by human activity. Students will then design and present a sustainable, evidence-based plan to help restore grassland biodiversity.

    (Grade level: 6-8)

    A Plan to Save Grasslands Brochure

Teaching Tools

Upcoming Livestream

Kristy Bly and Philippe Cousteau

© Courtesy of Kristy Bly and Philippe Cousteau

Wild Classroom has partnered with Earth Echo International and Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants to host a series of virtual events for middle school educators and students to gain a deeper understanding into the real world conservation threats to the species featured in the book, The Endangereds.

Join us on November 19 at 2pm EST for a virtual book club with WWF's black-footed ferret expert, Kristy Bly, and author of The Endangereds, Philippe Cousteau! Kids can join with their classmates and read along, while learning more about the real-life versions of the black-footed ferret characters and their grassland habitat. Register on Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants.

Support WWF's Global Conservation Efforts

The Endangereds Polar Bear Pack

With a donation of $100 and while supplies last, receive an autographed copy of Philippe's new book, The Endangereds, WWF's polar bear plush, adoption certificate, species card, and gift bag

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About the Book

The Endangereds

By Philippe Cousteau, Austin Aslan, Illustrated by James Madsen

 

The Endangereds follows a group of highly unlikely bedfellow animal characters as they adventure out to save one of their own. The story weaves in educational environmental components like the impacts that climate change and human-wildlife conflict have on polar bears and their habitat – along with more hopeful stories about black-footed ferret reintroduction.

 

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