Solano County

Nonprofit turns to Kickstarter to publish children’s nature book

By From page A6 | July 30, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Tuleyome has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish a children’s nature book based on the organization’s Tuleyome Tales, the nonprofit announced Monday.

Tuleyome Tales are informative, educational, entertaining articles written predominantly by Tuleyome staff members and distributed to the local press as feature articles. Past articles have included coverage of native bees, local bird populations, slime mold, fire safety and outdoor recreation areas in the region.

The children’s book will take several of the tales and condense them down to simple paragraphs with a bold photograph and a probing question for readers to answer.

Acknowledging that there is something of a “nature deficit” among young children in the region as kids spend more time indoors with their computers and cellphones, the book Tuleyome seeks to publish will engage children ages 6 to 12 with a book based on nature in the local region, according to a press release to announce the campaign.

Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland. Its activities extend into Solano County.

The organization seeks to initially publish 300 copies of the book, which will then be made available to the public, according to the release. The Kickstarter campaign is focused on gathering pledges and funds specifically for the publication if the book alone and ends Aug. 31, 2014.

The nonprofit’s goal is to raise $2,500. For more information about the book, see Tuleyome’s Kickstarter page at www.kck.st/1nzhmAx.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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