I am very excited to share this info from Aleesah Darlison:
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"If you only book one video conference this year … it has to be this!
A must-read story. A must-see presentation.
Hunting for the Last Wild Thylacine
I am the last of my kind. This I know.
Once, we roamed the land. We owned the land. We called it Home.
My story matters. I am the last living female Tasmanian tiger.
7 September 2016 is National Threatened Species Day and commemorates the 80th anniversary of the death of the last known (captive) thylacine.
If you are looking for ways to help you can find out more about Saving Our Species, and take a short quiz to find out how much you know about our threatened flora and fauna visit the Threatened Species Day website.
Stripes in the Forest by award-winning author, Aleesah Darlison, is a poignant and emotive story of an iconic species lost. Told from the perspective of the last wild, female Tasmanian tiger, it provides readers with an insight into the rare beauty and uniqueness of these amazing animals, explains their fight for survival and provides important lessons for future generations.
Join author, Aleesah Darlison, and Australian Museum Outreach Manager, Karen Player, as they take you on a journey of discovery and discussion about the thylacine and other endangered Australian species. What was the thylacine really like? What artefacts remain of its existence? And do thylacines still roam the Tasmanian wilderness today? Includes a multi-media PowerPoint presentation, museum displays, book reading, discussion and question time.
Stripes in the Forest is a stunning book that contains many layers of storytelling and will generate rich discussion and raise important questions for young minds.
Bookings can be made at: www.dartconnections.org.au or queries to: Aleesah Darlison, email:firstname.lastname@example.org. "
Director, 2016 NSW Writers’ Centre Kids & YA Literary Festival
Winner, 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature