Sustainability Science Educational Funbooks
“This is fantastic,” “it’s genuinely stunning,” “I absolutely love it,” are just a few things teachers, parents and children are saying about the DIVERSITY DECK® Funbooks, one-of-a-kind educational e-books aimed at children based on the model of Earth System Science. Our goal is for our books to take you on an immersive journey learning about the deepest depth of our planet to the vast corners of outer space, all the while staying at home.
There is a new and urgent demand from schools, teachers, and parents/carers to have the tools to teach Sustainability Science both at home and in school, which will enable this generation of children to fully understand their environment, the planet and the impact our actions have. Our unique Funbooks are providing the tools to bridge the gap between the national curriculum and the current climate crisis.
The books have engaging content with activities such as DIY terrariums, competitions and games by adapting simple concepts taught throughout the curriculum and giving them a sustainability context. Each Funbook explores how our planet works in detail, the impact humans have and they provide a deep understanding of the need to become more sustainable, which ultimately leads to positive change.
Check out our released Biosphere Funbook which is free to download during lockdown!
Have a go at the science projects, games and do not forget to enter the competition on page 32, where you can win one of our much loved DIVERSITY DECK® collection, which are 16 card games focused on teaching different Sustainability Science topics in a playful way.
The wonderful feedback we have been receiving tells us that we are making a difference, and spurs us on in our quest to spread Sustainability Science to more children. The money raised in this crowdfunding will be used to enable us to carry on our work.
Our fantastic Junior Ambassadors have trialed the books, and this is what they have to say:
“It is not enough with just the adults doing their bit. If everyone in the whole world would help it would make a big difference. Then we could save the planet soon.” Sérafina, 8 years old.
“I have learnt to protect our planet a lot better. I really liked the origami chatterbox from the Biosphere Funbook. It’s important to help the planet. It’s the best planet that we can live on.” Henry, 9 years old.
"I loved making the terrarium, we made one in eco-club with all my friends!" Emyr, 6 years old.
The Funbooks are cross curricular and include creative writing and numeracy as well as science, history, art, and geography. Our resource packs encourage higher thinking skills including logic and creativity and link to topics already widely taught across the curriculum. They also create aspiration for young scientists by promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) careers and broadening their horizons.
Our Funbook's will cover the following topics:
- Biosphere Funbook - Released April 2020
- Cryosphere - Launched this week June 2020
- Hydrosphere I and II
- Earth’s spheres
- Technosphere I and II
- Inner Planets
- Polar Animals
- Endangered Animals
- Bacteria my friends
- Inspiring People I and II
MAINTENANT Sustaining Now is an award-winning Community Interest Company (CIC) founded in 2017. We are a team of committed parents with, at its core, Amell Amatino - Founder, Anna Strand - Head of Operations, and Clare Jones - Education Ambassador. We have come together with our backgrounds in education, sustainability, science and technology produce playful educational resources and running corporate and school workshops about Sustainability Science. Our mission is to empower children, adults, and the whole community to adapt their lifestyles now for a sustainable future.