Things Kids Can Do

Enjoy coloring in the 63 species that have gone extinct since the 1700s. Study the key and see how many species’ names you can learn.
Download the Extinct Species Coloring Sheet here.
Click on the link to zoom in on the Isabella Kirkland painting, “Gone”.



Brains On! Radio
Interview with Ben Novak about The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback




TEDxDeExtinction talks
25 speakers from around the world talk about de-extinction.




De-Extinction – Bringing Extinct Species Back to Life, National Geographic.
Find out more about de-extinction and the stories behind the extinct (for now) species emerging from a beaker on the front of the April issue of National Geographic.



What animal would you like to see brought back?faq-heading
We want to know what animal you would like to see brought back from extinction. Visit a natural history museum and take a photo of yourself next to the extinct animal of your choice … or draw a picture of the animal you choose. Send us the photo of yourself and the animal using the web form below. We will post some on our web site.


A Nenets boy touches a mammoth carcass outside the Shemanovsky Museum in Russia. Photograph by Francis Latreille, International Mammoth Committee/National Geographic

Teaching Resources

Learn more about the causes of de-extinction.

Informational Websites

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™
The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization and the force behind the definitive international standard for species extinction risk.

The Sixth Extinction
Information on endangered and extinct species and conservation projects

National Geographic – Information on de-extinction
Bringing extinct species back to life.

Project Passenger Pigeon
Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

I am new to the topic of de-extinction but I find it fascinating and I think it would make a great topic of study for the Gifted and Talented students in my area.
– Heather Brown, student teacher

Parents & Teachers

What would you like to see on this page?
Revive & Restore often receives questions from kids and teachers interested in learning more about de-extinction and genetic rescue. We’re currently building our K-5 educational resource web page.

How you can help

Teacher Focus Groups
San Francisco Bay Area Teachers Wanted
We are currently engaging with K-5 educators in focus groups to gather information about what resources teachers need in order to bring genomic science into their classrooms. If you are a K-5 educator, you live in the Bay Area, and you’re interested in this opportunity, please read the informational letter here and sign up using the email form below. Focus groups will be held in November 2013.

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