Our Recently Sponsored Field Trip Helped Children Both Enjoy and Learn From the WILD

One of our goals under the Love the Wild Foundation mission is to make children better environmental stewards.  We were so happy to be able to sponsor a 4th grade class field trip to the Teton Science Schools where the children learned about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Teton Science Schools provides year-round programming for student groups from across the country.  Their programs combine fun with learning and studying and observing mountains, glaciers and streams.   Students explored Grand Teton National Park on foot and found out about the WILD in the greater Yellowstone area through focused observation and inquiry.  They performed team research and were...

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New Classroom Challenge Teaches Children About Grizzly Bears and to Respect Wildlife From Afar

Our goal is to work with educators and institutions to ensure that the WILD is understood, loved and protected for future generations to come.  With our partners at Green Kids Club, we are sponsoring Inspired Classroom Challenges to teach children about environmental stewardship and being mindful about nature, with a focus on animals and their habitats.  We are so excited about our next challenge, the “Superhero Grizzly 399 Challenge”!  This challenge is based on the award-winning Green Kids Club book, “Grizzly 399:  The Story of a Remarkable Bear” and the real-life iconic bear figure who lives in the greater Yellowstone area of the Northern Rockies.  In the book, children get a glimpse into the world of Grizzly 399 and learn about respecting...

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How We are Inspiring Youth to Care for the Environment

Some months ago, before our world drastically changed, we disclosed out intent to partner with Inspired Classrooms to conduct a series of classroom challenges related to environmental stewardship. This partnership is aligned with our mission to find ways to inspire youth, around the world, to protect, love and learn from the WILD. Now, more than ever, our responsibility to the earth and its inhabitants – both human and animal – is a dire priority. The alarm has sounded, and it’s time for our call to action. We are truly excited to announce our first classroom challenge is underway with the...

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Inspiring youth to reduce waste

Addressing the Problem Of Waste We believe that plastic and other garbage will become a crisis in a few years much like it has overseas.   The Love the Wild Foundation Board feels that by actively reaching out to youth for dialogue and curriculum focused on waste and alternative possibilities will not only raise awareness but has the potential for far reaching solutions such as schools initiating campaigns and students getting parents to recognize aware of their use.   After all, our future generations are going to have the greatest impacts of this challenge so why not involve them in creative problem-solving...

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Love the Wild meets with children in Indonesia

Sylvia Medina, chair of Love the Wild Foundation, met with children from an Indonesian village deep in Borneo. We gave them toys and books and discussed environmental issues and their amazing home. When we were leaving the location there was an orangutan hanging out in the area which provided yet another learning opportunity.

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Sponsoring books for Kids

For the last 4 years Green Kids Club has been bringing books and toys to children at the Holy Cross Anglican School in San Pedro, Belize. The books teach children the importance of taking care of our environment and its animals. This year the Green Kids Club (www.greenkidsclub.com) in conjunction with Love the Wild Foundation shared stories relating to taking care of our water and keeping the island clean from trash. Future environmental stewards of our world!

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Immerse Yourself In Nature

Immerse Yourself In Nature

Now that the leaves are falling to the ground, it’s a great time to take a nature walk and admire the changes happening all around us. Bundle up, and bring a notebook and pencil, or bags to collect items or trash. Record observations, make sketches, pick up a leaf or acorn for further exploration. Talk about what you see, use your five senses (well, maybe not taste!), appreciate how Mother Nature is preparing for winter and storing energy for next spring. Or turn it into a service project with gloves and trash bags to pick up any litter that you...

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