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
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.
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
to download the 2014-15 Guidebook.
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Teachers - if you have received and used the Guidebook, click
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Itís full of fun facts and awesome activities that you can do by
yourself or with family and friends.
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
2010: If I
Built A Zoo!
2009: Adventures In The
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
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.