News and Fun from Kids4Cheetahs
AND HOW KIDS CAN HELP SAVE THE WILD CHEETAH!
Remember Ella? Ella raised $350 by riding her bicycle 200 miles this past year and having a Cheetah Birthday Party (read more here) . Ella just met Dr. Marker at the Oregon Zoo during the 9th Annual Big Cat Fundraiser.
Above: Tabby, a 12-year old Southern California resident was the winner of the life size plush toy cheetah raffle drawn at the recent fundraiser that took place at the California Pizza Kitchen in Torrance, California (August 18-19, 2010). When Tabby learned from Marisa Katnic of the newly formed Southern California Chapter for CCF that all raffle proceeds go to benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, she said with her winning smile, that it makes the cheetah all the more special to her. Tabby, an up and coming conservationist and CCF supporter said, “Animals are important. We care about helping people with cancer and we should care about cheetah’s too.”
Florida, USA: Five Year-old Lora Beth's Cheetah Party Raises Awareness and Funds for CCF—read all about it here. For more stories about amazing Kids4Cheetahs and ideas on how you too can help, click here.
See what Cherrydale Primary School in washington is doing to help the cheetah on Earth Day!!!
As Cherrydale Cheetahs, we’re committed to “helping others”, which is part of our school-wide PeaceBuilders Pledge (see www.peacebuilders.com ). One way we help others is to raise money each year to send to the Cheetah Conservation Fund in
On Earth Day this year, the Cherrydale PeaceBuilder Committee staff and students will be participating in a “Cheetah Walk” from 1:30 to 2:20. Students will be able to collect donations from their community, then walk the nature trail on our campus as many times as possible during the time frame. Afterward, we’re having a very special assembly with a visit from Wildlife Safari from Winston Oregon (thank you PTA!). The visit will include a cheetah and learning all about her! There will be two 20 minute assemblies. One from 2:30 to 2:50, another from 2:55 to 3:15.
CHEETAH FUN FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
- Don't miss the October 2008 issue of Ranger Rick Magazine! Published by the National Wildlife Federation, the article Cheetah's Best Friend is an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director of CCF. Dr. Marker explains lots of fascinating cheetah facts, and the work being done by CCF to conserve the wild cheetah. The magazine is available only at bookstores/newsstands, or by subscription, so ask your parents to help you get it!
- Click here to take the Cheetah Quiz on Animal Planet's website.
- Watch the PBS Show DragonflyTV, and see how Mickey and Caroline helped take care of cheetahs and do research at CCF Namibia: "Cheetahs by Mickey and Caroline"
- CHECK OUT Cincinnati Zoo's Activity Guides for Primary & Upper Primary levels—Visit our Page on Education Aides
- Check out Rosanna Hansen's Report of her Volunteer Stay at CCF available online at Highlights.com for Kids: Cheetah Central. Click here to enter.
Products for Sale that Support CCF: "KIDSLOVEANIMALS.COM'S AFRICAN SAFARI" - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on an African Safari? Join animal lovers Melissa, Kieran, Dylan, and Dessia as they take you on an exciting safari though some of Kenya's best game parks and reserves, including Samburu, The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, in an exciting new family video called "KidsLoveAnimals.com's African Safari." KidsLoveAnimals.com will donate 1% of the list price from the sale of this DVD to the Cheetah Conservation Fund to save endangered animals.
Working on a Cheetah Project at School?
If you are a student, or the parent or teacher of a student doing a project on cheetahs, please take the time to look for the information you need on our web site. Just about everything there is to know about the cheetah is found here, so please study our site carefully and thoroughly for your research. An excellent place to start is the section About the Cheetah.
The Virtual Tour of CCF's Cheetah Museum includes everything anyone needs to know about the cheetah: its history, its biology, and the efforts to save it from extinction. You can take the Graphic Tour or the Text-based Tour
You can also check out a list of recommended reading, click here!
If for any reason you cannot find the information you need, please feel free to e-mail us with questions you might have. We will do our best to help you.
We also receive many requests asking how young people (of all ages!) can help us save the wild cheetah. You CAN help CCF by writing articles and giving talks, educating the public at large about the plight of the wild cheetah, its 'run for survival.' In addition, with support and guidance from parents and guardians, students can raise funds for CCF, as Brittany, Kylie and other young people around the world have done, or perhaps organize a special 'cheetah' event at your school or local community organization. Click here to read some of the creative ways in which Kids4Cheetahs are helping. Of course, students can also support us by 'adopting a cheetah' or buying some of our logo products, and encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to buy or donate. Visit our section How You Can Help!
It is your generation that will, in the end, save the wild cheetah. We so much appreciate your offers of help and your interest. AND, you Kids4Cheetahs, good luck with your studies!