Welcome to the
Backyard Action Hero Website
Presented by Toyota/Georgetown

What is a Backyard Action Hero?
A Backyard Action Hero (BAH) is a kid who is really into wildlife and habitats and is ready to take action to help protect them.  A BAH cares about the animals and plants in his/her own backyard and in other parts of the world! The Louisville Zoo is a really great place to learn all about plants and animals.

About the Backyard Action Hero Guidebook
The 2014-2015 Backyard Action Hero Guidebook is all about Rainforests! Rainforests account for nearly half of the species on the planet live here.  Combined with the fact that tropical rainforests of the world used to cover about 15% of the earthís surface only 200 years ago, they now cover about 6% due to deforestation. So you can see why this year's issue is dedicated to rainforests.

Click here to download the 2014-15 Guidebook.

Teachers - if you have received and used the Guidebook, click here to take a short survey. Thanks!

Itís full of fun facts and awesome activities that you can do by yourself or with family and friends.  Youíll discover ways that YOU can help protect the environment.  Itís not only cool to help with conservation Ė it can be fun too!

You can also download previous year's guidebooks. (Note, all books require Adobe Acrobat to read.  You can download this program by clicking here.)

2013: Deserts
2012: Ocean
2011: Bears
2010: If I Built A Zoo!
2009: Adventures In The Tundra
2008: Wetlands
2007: Creepy Crawlies (Spiders, snakes, frogs and more)
2006: Deciduous Forests

Thanks to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky and
Publishers Printing for their support of this project.



The 2014-15 Backyard Action Hero Guidebook
was written by Marcelle Gianelloni,
Doug McCoy and Robin Lipsey

Designed by Tyler Murphy

Edited by Marcelle Gianelloni & Maureen Horrigan

Photos by Sara Bennett, Robert Kemnitz and Tyler Murphy

Illustrations by Moonlight Graphic Works / Stephen Sebree

Printing by Publishers Printing

Produced by the Louisville Zoo

The Backyard Action Hero Program and its characters
are owned by the Louisville Zoo.