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Who are the Green Kids Club and what do we do?

Green Kids Club focuses on spreading the word about environmental issues relating to people and animals through storytelling. We do this by working with conservation groups such as Elephants Without Borders, Saving the Survivor, and Blood Lions as some examples, and writing children’s books related to environmental issues they are experiencing. After publishing a book with one of these conservation groups we donate part of our proceeds to their organization. We also promote the story and issue through social media and by classroom experiences (virtual or real). Often our books are also given to children around the world to educate them about animals and their environment (we do this through our non-profit arm – Love the Wild Foundation). We hope the work we do will make a difference in this world and its animals!

Lek the Elephant Whisperer and Learning About Grizzlies

New Book Releases from Green Kids Club

Discover the inspiring journey of Lek Chailert in Green Kids Club's new children's book, "Lek, the Elephant Whisperer," authored by Sylvia Medina. Based on Lek's life, this captivating story showcases her remarkable resilience and dedication to Asian elephant conservation, from her early encounters with wildlife to creating the Save Elephant Foundation. The book, available now, not only celebrates Lek's achievements and the establishment of elephant sanctuaries but also educates young readers about the importance of wildlife protection. Beautiful art by Andreas-Wessel Therhorn, past Disney animation artist. Order now! 

You can find out more about Lek Chailert and her mission by watching Love and Bananas - see the trailer here.

Learn a strew of facts about the amazing grizzly bears. Learn about what they eat, where they live, what to do if you encounter one in the wild, and more. Written by Sylvia M. Medina, Illustrations by Morgan Spicer, and photography done by Thomas D. Mangelsen. Learning About Grizzlies is available to order in hardback and paperback versions starting at $14.99.


Spring 2024 Discounts!

SPRING IS HERE!

Celebrate the season, the planet, and the animal ecosystem with Green Kids Club. Check out our library of beautiful, fun, and educational books. Learn about Grizzly 399 in Yellowstone or about the elephants in Africa, and get 20% off your order using code SPRING2024. The discount code is only available until May 1st.

Join us this spring season with the Green Kids stories you'll love!

Danger in the Arctic and White Wolves of Yellowstone

Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce multiple upcoming Green Kids Club books, including Danger in the Arctic and White Wolves in Yellowstone

Danger in the Arctic

Danger in the Arctic is a revised and re-illustrated version of a Green Kids Club Classic, Balto Saves the Arctic. Follow the Green Kids as they travel to the Arctic and meet with their friend Iluak, and his dog Balto. They learn the troubles of climate change the the emissions that cause it. Can the Green Kids help the Arctic animals? Written by Sylvia M. Medina and Illustrated by Andreas Wessel-Therhorn. Danger in the Arctic is set to release in 2024.

White Wolves of Yellowstone

White Wolves of Yellowstone is currently set to release in 2024.

The Wolf Matriarchs of Yellowstone

The Wolf Matriarchs of Yellowstone is a story written by Sylvia M. Medina and Dough Smith. The story will be available in 2024 after the release of White Wolves of Yellowstone.

 

Environmental Hero Series Books

The Environmental Book Series includes Green Kids Club stories that are based on real stories, animals, and people. They include beautiful illustrations and heartwrenching, dramatic stories. Environmental Hero books are often made in collaboration with other organizations.

The bees are in trouble! Set in Botswana, Africa a new farmer is using pesticides on the plants and hurting the bees and bats that live in the area. Princess Lili and her friends go out searching for a new home to get away from the bad farmer. On the way, they encounter an angry dwarf mongoose and escape from the clutches of a black mamba that keep them from finding a home. Follow Lili as she searches for her new home!

Elee and the Shining Star - Noah Text Version for Dyslexic and struggling readers!

Our Latest Story with Grizzly 399 which highlights habituation issues and the impacts on bears. Learn how you can make a difference!

Tau, a brave young lion cub, Lives on the African Savanna with his mother and two brothers. When his brothers are taken by poachers, Tau fears for their lives. Though his mother tells him to simply "hope for the best," Tau is resolved to rescue his siblings. He strikes out to do just that, in time learning a great deal about his lion world while discovering a lot more than he bargained for!

 

Check Out the Environmental Hero Series Books

Douglas W. Smith PhD retired as Senior Wildlife Biologist in Yellowstone National Park in 2022 after 28 years of service to Yellowstone.

He supervised the wolf, bird, and elk programs – formerly three jobs combined into one under Doug’s supervision. His original job was the Project Leader for the Yellowstone Wolf Project which involved the reintroduction and restoration of wolves to Yellowstone National Park. He helped establish this project and position.

Doug received a bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Idaho in 1985, a Master of Science degree in Biology at Michigan Technological University in 1988, and a PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno, in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology in 1997.

He is most recognized for his wolf research and management, working with wolves for 44 years across North America and Europe, most notably in Yellowstone and Isle Royale national parks. Besides wolves, he has decades of experience studying and researching beavers and birds.

As a result of this work, he has produced over 100 peer-reviewed publications, tens of popular articles, six books, and thousands of interviews, including 60 Minutes, several BBC and National Geographic specials, and several live national television broadcasts. Two books, Decade of the Wolf and Yellowstone Wolves, received awards – the Montana Nature Book of the Year and the Wildlife Society’s Best Edited Wildlife Book for 2020. Yellowstone’s Birds out in late 2023 is only the third bird book in the park’s 150-year history.

Doug is also an in-demand public speaker, having given approximately 2000 talks on wolves, birds, and other wildlife. He was selected as a National Geographic Live speaker for 2024. Since retiring and besides public speaking, Doug is consulting on several wolf management programs and helping with public outreach and media about wildlife conservation issues in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Other than wildlife research and conservation, Doug is an avid canoeist paddling some of the most remote regions on the North American continent, including four trips lasting a month. He and his wife, Christine, live with their two sons in Bozeman, Montana.

Doug Smith Interview

Watch Our 2024 Interview with Doug Smith

Watch our full interview with Doug Smith or watch in parts separated by question. Doug talks about how he got into his career and his "retirement." He speaks about the history of wolves in Yellowstone, the struggles they've faced, killing contests, and more. Learn more by watching the interview.

Who is Doug Smith?

Environmental Hero Doug Smith Interview Parts

Watch our interview with Doug Smith in parts. Doug answers questions about who he is, his career, wolves, his PHD, and more. Watch the interview parts to learn more!

Become A Wild Green Kid!

Our club is expanding! The Green Kids Club is taking its love for the wild and evolving into our newest, most interactive and educational place for kids of all ages…Wild Green Kids! Venture into the great outdoors with educational quizzes, puzzling animal mazes, wild coloring pages, and animal highlights to learn all the coolest facts about wildlife and their environments. Click our link below to visit the most wild animal club for kids!

“The experience of seeing 399 in the wild will change a child’s life forever. Hopefully, this book will be a small entry into her world and make us all more considerate, tolerant and protective of bears and all of our earth’s special creatures.”
- Thomas D. Mangelsen, Grizzly 399
“Humanity has an abusive relationship with the environment and all other species, and much of this is due to a lack of appropriate education and awareness during our school years. The Green Kids Club and books, such as A Tail of Three Lions, play such a significant role in filling this gap. In addition, by supporting the book you are also supporting lion conservation in the wild and efforts that are aimed at securing the survival of Africa’s most iconic species.” 
- Ian Michler, Blood Lions

Watch our Livestream Q&A with Ian Michler here.

Check Us Out on Goodreads

Sylvia M. Medina's books on Goodreads

Grizzly 399‛s Hibernation Pandemonium - Hardback Grizzly 399‛s Hibernation Pandemonium - Hardback
reviews: 2
ratings: 9 (avg rating 4.56)
EWB Kids
Photo by EWB
EWB workers
Photo by EWB
Saving the Survivors with Moyo
Saving the Survivors
Johann and Rhino
Saving the Survivors
Orang Utan Republik Kids
Photo by Juli Yanti

Green Kids Club Supports

Non-Profit Organizations

For the last several years, Green Kids Club has been promoting educational materials and story lines with Elephants Without Borders (EWB). We have also co-written books with the Orang Utan Republik Foundation, Blood Lions, Cougar Fund, and Saving the Survivors. We believe these groups, and other organizations like them, are doing very important work on the front lines to save our wildlife for future generations. You can help make a difference too! When you purchase anything from our store, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the wildlife organization of your choice.

Green Kids Club founder Sylvia M. Medina, also has created their own non-profit, Love the Wild Foundation. You can find out more by going to the website.

 

Learn more about all of the non-profits we support on our Non-Profit Initiatives and Organizations We Support pages.

 

Photos by Sylvia Medina, EWB, Juli Yanti, Ry Emmerson, Cath Jakins, Johan Marais, and Sue Cedarholm.

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