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July 2023 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! 

Photo to commemorate Coral Reef Awareness Week!
Environmental Hero
Rick McIntyre

We proudly honor Rick McIntyre as our Environmental Hero for this quarter! Renowned for his expertise in studying and writing about wolves, Rick's dedication to observing these magnificent creatures spans more than four decades. 

During our interview with Rick, he told us how wolf packs operate a little like human families. He shared a great story about Wolf 8, who had a difficult life. Rick said Wolf 8 started as the runt of the litter, with a dull greyish coat - almost more like a coyote. His three brothers all had beautiful black coats. Rick said Wolf 8 was bullied and picked on by his brothers. One day, Wolf 8 and two of his brothers were out looking for food and one of the brothers came upon an elk that had been killed by a bear. The grizzly chased the wolves away, but Wolf 8 turned around and stood up to the bear! The bear actually stopped chasing the wolves and turned around to go back to the elk. Wolf 8 later went on to be a leader of a famous pack. Rick tells more stories about the lives of wolves in the books he has written: The Rise of Wolf 8, The Reign of Wolf 21, The Redemption of Wolf 302, and The Alpha Female Wolf

Click here to listen to our interview and stay tuned for more from Rick in our upcoming newsletters!
Wild Green Kids Club
Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen

Calling all Junior Photographers!

Enter our summer photography contest! Take a picture of an animal (or even a bug). Email us the picture at and tell us:
  1. Where you took the picture
  2. What is the animal or bug 
  3. Two interesting facts you learned about the animal
The contest ends August 31, so you have plenty of time! We will have prizes for first, second and third place. When you take photos, make sure and give the animal space and don't intrude upon it. Be safe!  See this link with Earth Wise Aware before you go out and take photos! 
Upcoming Books
We are working on an exciting new book, featuring the story of Lek Chailart, the founder of Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. Read her story and how it brought her to have a lifelong commitment to these iconic animals. Click here to learn more about her and stay tuned as we share more from our upcoming book!
Our books are now on Kindle and Amazon!
Stories We Have Been Following
Photo by Sylvia Medina 

Grizzly 399 and Her Beautiful Cub

This is Grizzly 399 with her new cub!  Many of us weren't sure she would come out of hibernation due to her age. But not only did she come out, but she brought a beautiful COY (Cub of the Year) with her!  At 27 years old, she is the oldest recorded wild grizzly bear momma, with 18 cubs over the years. Her last litter, in 2020, was quadruplets!

In the Green Kids Club books about Grizzly 399, we tell her story, and we have had the honor to feature pictures from renowned photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. Recently, Mangelsen authored an article for The Mountain Journal, sharing captivating insights into 399's endearing interaction with her adorable new cub. In his article, Mangelsen marvels at the undivided attention and playfulness that 399 bestows upon her single offspring, who enjoys the luxury of not having to contend with siblings. Notably, 399's previous litter in 2020 comprised quadruplets. Mangelsen has also captured breathtaking photographs of 399 and her new cub together. To read Mangelsen's insightful article and see his remarkable pictures, please click here! See our children's books on 399! 
Coral Reefs
This month we celebrate Coral Reef Awareness Week. Climate change is making the oceans warmer and many coral reefs have been negatively impacted. One estimate is that up to 90% of the coral reefs will die off completely in the next 25 years. To combat this, several organizations, including Grass Roots Belize, whom we work are creating coral nurseries to try to save the species.  Watch the video here!
July Animal & Environment Observances

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Bison Month
  • Wild About Wildlife Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Coral Reef Awareness Week - Third Week of July
  • National Moth Week - July 22-30, 2023
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • American Zoo Day - July 1
  • Shark Awareness Day - July 14
  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day - July 16
  • World Snake Day - July 16
  • International Tiger Day - July 29
Featured Environmental
Wolves of the Rockies

Wolves of the Rockies is a non-profit dedicated to protecting and defending wolves. They provide education about wolves and advocate for people to accept wolves living in Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Click here to learn more. 
This month we will give out a copy to 3 lucky winners of our book, Gorilla's Roar (new and updated version) with illustrations by Andreas Wessel-Therhorn.  First 3 people who email us at
In Case You Missed It...

We want kids to join our Wild Green Kids Club!  Children learn about animals and their environment and they can win books and toys through fun contests! Click on the link to find out more!

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