Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Read Across the Americas explores creatures of the rainforest thanks to the Audubon Zoo at the Pebbles Center

June 17th, 2019

Last week, 59 participants of all ages had the opportunity to learn more about rainforests during the Explore the Stories and Creatures of Latin America program at the Algiers Regional Branch of the New Orleans Public Library on Thursday, June 13. This collaboration between the Pebbles Center and the Audubon Nature Institute was an opportunity to explore the creatures of the rainforest through books. Audubon’s Zoomobile introduced several animals native to Central and South America and shared how our conservation efforts and the arts can help preserve these animals’ ecosystems.

Do not forget to join us during the Read Across the Americas Summer Program every Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the Algiers Regional Branch of the New Orleans Public Library and every first and third Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Children’s Resource Center Library. A summer reading list provided by the Pebbles Center will explore the diverse geography of Latin America. If readers read all books by the end of the Summer Reading Program, they will be presented with an honorable award during the annual Celebración Latina at the Zoo on October 6, 2019.

Sponsored by the Audubon Nature Institute and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

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