Maria Snyder, Top Model, Eco-Activist and Eco Boys and Girls® Books Promoted at NEA for Environmental Education to be Featured at Brooklyn Children's Museum

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Maria Snyder, top model and eco-activist, and her ECO BOYS AND GIRLS® BOOKS will be a featured reading event at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKS focus on environmental education for Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade and introduces 5 animated characters who encourage youth and families to be better stewards of the environment and each other. The books are being promoted by the National Education Association’s Read Across America, Earth Week and World Literacy Day in 2013.

The 5 characters, who each have his/her own mission, include: Ernie Earth character (mission: Earth Stewardship); Ray Recycle character (mission: Recycling & Reusing); Sammy Sun character (mission: Energy Conservation); Lulu Love character (mission: Healthy Eating, Exercise & Compassion) and Patsy Peace character (mission: Conflict Resolution & Empathy). Each book is layered with specially designed “Take Action” spreads that reinforce key concepts and curriculum through game play.

The event will include a special reading of the first book, “MEET THE ECO BOYS AND GIRLS,” a short, animated introduction to the characters and interactive activities.

About Eco Boys and Girls (

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS are young leaders in environmental education. Our mission is to engage youth and families around the world to be aware of, involved with and connected to each other and the earth and to empower them to take ownership of our planet, learn about the environment and explore creative new ways to live in harmony. An eco edutainment brand of five delightful characters introducing core environmental and societal lessons while also educating and entertaining young children, ECO BOYS AND GIRLS has partnered with and been endorsed or cited by top worldwide education, environment and science organizations, such as the National Education Association (NEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), United Nations (UN) and Liberty Science Center Museum (LSC).

About Creator (

MARIA SNYDER is an internationally renowned model, trailblazing designer, eco-fashion pioneer, artist and activist. Maria is recognized as a Visual Communicator and Thought Leader, which is reflected in her brands focused on sustainability and interconnectedness: ECO BOYS AND GIRLS, ECOBRANDS, PEACEARTH, A MESSAGE OF LOVE and IAM.

About the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (

A pioneer in education, the BROOKLYN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, founded in 1899, it is considered the first museum in the United States and some believe, the world, to cater specifically to children, and in September 2008 became the first green museum in New York City. Its success sparked the creation of similar institutions around the globe, and today the Museum continues as a world-class institution.

About The National Education Association (

THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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