Love the Wild is a non-profit foundation with a mission to teach children and adults how to learn from, love, and protect the wild.
We do this through sponsoring unique, accessible educational programs and supporting conservation efforts with the next generation in mind.
Join us in our efforts to ensure wild lands and wildlife can be enjoyed by generations to come. Learn more at www.lovethewild.org.
We are excited to announce that we are changing our newsletters from quarterly to every other month! There is a lot to share with you these days, so keep an eye on your inbox for the latest from Love the Wild.
Stories We Are Following
NEW WOLF PACK DISCOVERED
Recently, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife made an exciting announcement. They found a brand-new group of endangered gray wolves in Sequoia National Forest. This pack includes five wolves and is now the southernmost group of wolves in the state.
Pamela Flick, who is the California program director for Defenders of Wildlife, expressed her enthusiasm by saying, "California has achieved another important step in helping gray wolves make a comeback."
Katmai Peninsula in Alaska is home to some amazing bears. Click here to check out webcams that let you watch the brown bears. You can learn more about Fat Bear Week and this year's bears by clicking HERE sogo vote for your favorite today!
What We Do...
Love the Wild supports environmental education at schools in Enkong "Nirok Village in Kenya (located close to Kilmanjero). We have donated a laptop and cell phone to our new Program Manager. We are starting an environmental club for children in the village and participating in a food support program for the village. We are also looking for donations to help them install a well for the village people, their livestock, and wildlife in the area. The well will provide so much needed water for them. To donate, or learn more about our efforts, click HERE.
The State of Alaska has done an amazing job of protecting wild lands for animals! After a trip to Katmai National Park, Love the Wild is hoping to partner with some villages in the area to work on future environmental education projects.
Photo taken at Katmai National Park by Sylvia Medina.
We are pleased to announce we are recipients of a grant from the Deidre Bainbridge Wildlife Fund! This will allow us to provide sets of our Grizzly 399 books and Learning about Grizzlies book, along with lesson plans, to 2nd graders at select schools in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We hope this will lead to our ability to provide more of these learning opportunities to children! Stay tuned for more on this exciting opportunity!
OUR BOOKS Donations, Presentations, and Readings
We love donating books, but we also enjoy the privilege of doing presentations and readings! We are excited to be working with Guardian Lane, an organization that specializes in helping children deal with grief. We provided two readings of our books: Princess and Molelo, The Fire Elephant, both of which deal with loss various types of loss.
Contact us at [email protected] for more information about book readings, presentations or book donations for your classrooms. We would love to connect with you!
We want to give away some of our books! We will send this book to the first three people to contact us at [email protected] with the subject line "Grizzly 399 and Her Four Hungry Cubs."
This book highlights the story of 399 and how she spends the second summer with her 4 cubs teaching them how to get food so they are ready for hibernation. With so many mouths to feed she has to find more food than usual, so she takes her cubs into populated areas, teaching the cubs how to access human food. The end of this book has a learning section about what we all must do to ensure we manage food storage and trash so that animals do not become conditioned to this way of getting their food. This book also has beautiful photos by Thomas D. Mangelsen.
Wild Green Kids Club Summer Photography Contest
We asked kids everywhere to send us pictures from nature this summer and tell us a little bit about them. These are the winners!
Join Wild Green Kids Club!
Know a child who wants to learn about animals and their habitats? Help them join our club! ClickTHIS LINKto learn more.
How You Can Support Us
SHOP OUR WEBSITE AND GIVE TO THE WILD
Love the Wild is the non-profit arm of Green Kids Club which donates a percentage of profits from the sale of all their books to Love the Wild Foundation (as well as other partners they work with). In addition to books about animals and environmental stewardship for children and adults, we also have apparel and accessories in our Love the Wild Foundation shop. The proceeds from sales will be donated to the Foundation to support our education and conservation initiatives!
You can also support us by purchasing an item from artists who donate a portion of the sale to our Foundation! Eric Thorsen Gallery created this sculpture in honor of Grizzly 399 and we will have it available for sale soon! Also artist Jessica Becker is donating a portion of the sale of this darling fox picture to us!
As with any non-profit, we rely on contributions and donations to fund our work. You can learn more about us and donate at www.lovethewild.org.