Drawing Australian Gliders Children’s Book
Primary school-aged children can learn about the threatened gliding possums and other Australian animals in a beautiful new book, Drawing Australian Gliders. Drawing Australian Gliders was created by Canberra-based artist Kate Smith and Kate’s ecologist parents, Dr Peter and Dr Judy Smith. The book is published by P & J Smith Ecological Consultants. The book aims to teach children about the Greater Glider, the tiny Feather-tail Glider and the Sugar Glider. The book introduces these species and provides information on their unique habits, history and other interesting facts. Then it teaches some essential drawing tips, and finally, the reader is taken on a drawing adventure, learning how to create a masterpiece by seeing the world through an artist’s eyes. K2W Glideways Petaurus Connections project is supporting the project which is jointly funded by the NSW Government Saving our Species (SOS) program and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW). All of the proceeds from the book’s sales will be put back into the conservation efforts along the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala wildlife corridor, an important migration route between the Greater Blue Mountains and Wyangala Dam.