WHAT IS THE FLORIE INITIATIVE?

Florie was worried. She was on her way to the Galapagos giant tortoise party. She was all by herself. It had started to rain and the sky was getting dark.

When she got there, she saw no decorations. There was no food. She was the only tortoise from her island of Floreana. The others were all from the island of Santa Cruiz. She did not know any of them. She was frightened.

Most kids

  • Love animals
  • Always want to feel included
  • Are curious about the differences between people

In Florie Finds a Family, appealing animal characters show the reader how painful exclusion can be while it answers questions about why we are all different.

Upset about not looking like the short-necked tortoises that surround her, long-necked Florie discovers what makes her special when a tortoise from the past appears to tell the tale of their Galapagos ancestors, and how evolution made each type of tortoise distinct.

Through the delightful characters in this book this story is an easy-to -understand way for young children to discover the complicated concept of evolution.

All the profits from the sale of this book will go to the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos. Florie will be available for sale at that location and at the Galapagos Conservancy in Virginia

The CDF works to “safeguard the natural resources of the Galapagos and provides the results of scientific research to preserve this living laboratory “

Thank you for your support.

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