Louisville Zoo’s Free Electronic “Backyard Action Hero” Guidebook Now Available for NTI

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)

Presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky/Georgetown

The Zoo’s Backyard Action Hero guidebook is now available for parents and teachers as a resource for NTI, home school and beyond. This year’s theme of the conservation-minded guide is “Learn How to be a Scientist” and the booklet is available at the Zoo’s website at LouisvilleZoo.org/BAH.

“Like so many organizations, the Zoo has pivoted in the era of COVID-19. Many of our education programs went virtual this year including our Toyota Backyard Action Hero Guidebook, helping to make teaching science easier for parents and teachers as they engage in non-traditional instruction,” said Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak. “The heart of what we do is teaching our community about the precious animals that share our planet and the things we can do to help protect them. Backyard Action Hero guidebook is just that, teaching kids how we can be scientists and conservation heroes in our very own backyards.”

The Guidebook is a colorful, kid-friendly online magazine produced through a sponsorship grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, who has supported this program since its inception in 2003. This guidebook will allow children to engage in fun science activities, assist with non-traditional instruction at home, and help families discover ways they can help protect the environment. Fun facts and experiments that children can do with their teachers, by themselves or with family and friends are also included.

Other conservation educational resources for parents and teachers are included at louisvillezoo.org/bah where you will find the Toyota Backyard Action Hero Guidebook.  Filling out a short survey on the site will enter you into a behind-the-scenes tour at the Louisville Zoo.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).