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July 2022 Newsletter
Hi Green Kids!

Welcome to the Green Kids Club Newsletter where you can keep up with the Green Kids Club happenings each month, learn some new things, and challenge yourself as a true Green Kid ambassador for the planet (adult or child)!  Celebrate the month of the Horse!
What's New with Books!
Our new book about Grizzly 399 and the ventures of her new cubs is now on sale!  Beautiful photos by Thomas D. Mangelsen and wonderful illustrations by Morgan Spicer.  Part of our proceeds go to the Cougar Fund and to JH Bear Solutions. To order click here.
We are excited to announce we are working with Storypod - which has an educational product where children can learn through a screen-free approach. Our book, Princess has just launched!  We hope you get an opportunity to go in and view this product and perhaps purchase it for a child you love. 

Green Kids News
Green Kids Club Wins Award

Green Kids Club Wins Purple Dragonfly Award! Green Kids Club are proud to announce that two of our books, Grizzly 399 and Her Four Hungry Cubs and Jade Elephant have tied for first place for the 2022 Green Book/Environmental Dragonfly Award! To quote from official sources, The Dragonfly awards are a “worldwide book competition that celebrates the best in Children’s books in over 56 categories.” (Story Monsters Book Awards) Books that are submitted to this competition are judged by its content, innovation, and overall readability. Out of all the other books in this category, ours were selected to win first place!, accessed 11 July 2022
Update on Grizzly 399 Bear Family
Grizzly 399 Cub Euthanized

We are very sad to report that one of the now subadult quadruplet cubs of Grizzly 399 was euthanized by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. The Game & Fish stated that Grizzly #1057 (as he was referred to) had become habituated.  We wish that the authorities could have tried to relocate the bear and see if this would have been effective in reducing people bear conflicts. After all the work 399 did to ensure her cubs survived - this is what happens. I pray the other cubs do not end up like this. 

See story here 

Photo Courtesy of Bruce Becker - Teton Photo Works.
Environmental Hero (Heroine)
We are so happy to announce that Lek Chailert, founder of Save Elephant Foundation is our Environmental Hero for this quarter.  Lek has helped to save the lives of hundreds of elephants in Asia through her work where she educates elephant owners and helps them to transition their businesses away from having their elephants be ridden, perform for circuses, and other harmful venues.  Lek's work has received international recognition through mainstream media.  She recently was involved with a story called Love and Bananas' - see the trailer - where she teaches us about the plight of the elephant.  Lek is known as the Elephant Whisperer of Thailand.  Thank you Lek for all your wonderful work - go to this link on our homepage to hear our entire interview with Lek!   
What We're Following...
Bison are not Pets

I live close to Yellowstone National Park. And every year we hear of incidents where people fall into geysers, fall off cliffs, get mauled by bears, or get gored by bison.  Some of this is by accident - wrong place at the wrong time, unprepared, etc. But some incidents happen out of sheer stupidity or maybe just ignorance (don't know any better). 

Summer is barely half over, and we have already had 3 bison goring incidents.  I would say that probably the bison are getting tired of people getting close to them and not respecting their space. The National Park requires that people stay a distance of at least 25 yards away from all large animals including deer, bighorn sheep, and bison.  So, if you go to places where there are wild animals do your homework before you get there and respect their space! 

See Article.
July Animal & Environment Observances
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Miller - Naturally Wild Photography

  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
  • National Bison Month
  • Wild About Wildlife Month

2022 Weeks: 

  • Celebration of the Horse Day - July 15-17, 2022 (Third Weekend)
  • Coral Reef Awareness Week - Third Week of July
  • National Moth Week - July 23-31, 2022
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21

2022 Days: (Date Order)

World Orca Day 
July 14th is World Orca Day

Our Newsletter is a tad late for this day - but we still celebrate the day of orcas knowing that we will soon have a book out highlighting the story of an orca named Skali.

Saving Skali follows the tragic but ultimately hope-filled story of a young orca who is brutally snatched from her family pod from the ocean off Seattle and sent to perform in a marine circus in Miami. Over the course of 50 years, Jeff, the young hunter, who captured Skali, meets and falls in love with a Native American girl, who teaches him the error of his ways about her tribe’s oneness with nature. Jeff resolves to go and rescue Skali who’s spent 5 decades in a tiny tank in Miami…and return her to her native waters off the Pacific Northwest to be reunited with her family.
Based on a true story written by Phil Fairclough and Sylvia Medina.
Environmental Non-Profit or NGO Highlight

Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots

Green Kids Club would like to do a shout-out to Jane Goodall and all her efforts to protect chimpanzees and spread the word to help save our animals and the world from environmental loss. Jane is considered an ambassador for animals and inspires people to help conserve our natural world. She is the force behind the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots which promotes environmental education for children. 

I was fortunate enough to be able to go and hear Dr. Goodall in Missoula, Montana a couple of weeks ago. She is one of my inspirations for the environmental work we do with the stories we write!

Hear this special message from the amazing Jane Goodall!  

Click here!


To commemorate Shark Week, we offer a free copy of the book "The Shark and the Volcano" as a giveaway to the first three people responding to Contact us.

Complete the information and let us know you are submitting for this giveaway, and you will receive a book from us!

In Case You Missed It...

Our Livestream Interview with Ian Michler of Blood Lions

Princess storytelling with Dr. Gary Shapiro - click here

Hear us read Grizzly 399
and  A Tail of Three Lions told by Ian Michler and Sylvia Medina

Our first E-book out on Amazon Kindle Books – Grizzly 399 – you can take this book anywhere you can carry your phone!!!!

Calling all Educators – Including Home Schooled Children!

 If you are interested in an online class to teach children about wildlife, especially grizzly bears, go to our online class about Grizzly 399, through Inspired Classroom. We plan to add in some additional classroom challenges as we get into the winter.  If anyone is interested in participating in this challenge go to Inspired Classroom to learn more. Feel free to email us questions as well, if you would like to get involved in our challenge! 
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