Inspired to make a difference after the transfer of the horse N6ELS-H "Delegate's Pride" to a ranch in Texas, then 6-year-old, Emma Hubbard, decided to write this children's book to educate visitors to Assateague Island about the importance of following the National Park Service's rules so that horses stay wild and visitors stay safe. Over one year in the making, AIA is honored to partner with Emma and her family to make her dream a reality through the publication of her first book, "Let's Keep Assateague Wild". We hope this book instills stewardship among all age groups and creates a legacy of responsible Assateague visitors.
Published in the same format as AIA's popular "Field Guide to the Wild Horses of Assateague Island", this 8.5x11", 24 page, full color book tells a story of a family visiting Assateague Island and the wild horses they encounter. Through their experience, the reader embarks on a wild adventure while learning the importance of the National Park Service’s Rules such as following the speed limit, keeping a safe distance from the horses, storing food properly, and not feeding or petting the horses. At the end of the story the reader learns what could happen to a wild horse that eats human food and what they can do to help keep Assateague wild.
The book also includes fun facts about some of the island's wildlife, kid-friendly horse observation data sheets, a list of suggested activities when visiting Assateague Island that are favorites of the author herself, and a page to fill in your very own favorite activities!
Emma is donating 90% of proceeds from the sale of this book to support Assateague Island Alliance's mission to promote the awareness, education, and stewardship of Assateague Island National Seashore's wildlife and natural resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Purchases include a donation to AIA and free shipping.