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June 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 National Pollinator Week!
Environmental Hero
Rick McIntyre

We proudly honor Rick McIntyre as our Environmental Hero for this quarter! Renowned for his exceptional 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, we inquired about his fascination with wolves and how he developed an interest in them. Rick shared that his love for animals had been ingrained in him from an early age, but it was right after his college years when he secured a position at Denali National Park in Alaska that his connection with wildlife deepened. The park's breathtaking landscapes introduced him to a diverse array of species, including moose, bears, caribou, Dall sheep, and, of course, wolves.

It was the wolves, with their intricate social dynamics within their pack and interactions with other packs, that captivated Rick's imagination. He likened their relationships to that of a vast extended family, each member holding distinct roles and responsibilities. The complexity of their social existence fascinated him, inspiring him to delve further into the study of these extraordinary creatures.

In the mid-1990s, he embarked on a professional path with the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park, where he diligently documented an impressive record of over 100,000 wolf sightings. There he was acknowledged as the "Wolf Interpreter," offering presentations and educational sessions on wolf pack territories, habitats, and the intricate dynamics of their daily lives. His commitment to enlightening others about these remarkable animals has played a significant role in fostering understanding and appreciation for their existence in our natural world.

Since then, he has written a series of books about select wolves he has had the privilege of observing in the wild: 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 about Rick's adventures in our upcoming newsletters.
Upcoming Books
We are excited to announce the upcoming release of our latest book, Learning about Grizzlies! To celebrate, we are offering a limited opportunity to receive a complimentary copy. We will give away copies to the first two people who email us at and share three fascinating topics you wish to learn about grizzly bears. As soon as we receive the freshly printed copies, we will promptly send one your way if you live in the United States. To those who live in other countries, we will send you a version you can read online! Don't miss out on this exclusive chance to delve into the captivating world of grizzlies with our educational publication!
Our books are now on Kindle and Amazon!
Stories We Have Been Following
Photo by Sylvia Medina

Grizzly 399 has a New Cub!

Grizzly 399 woke up from her winter sleep with one little cub of the year (COY).  Green Kids has been following and writing about her for many years. She is the oldest documented grizzly bear in the greater Yellowstone Ecoystem, at 27 years of age! Grizzly 399 is so well known that she has her own Facebook page with thousands of followers.  She is an ambassador for her species! 
Pollinators play a crucial role in our ecosystem, and their importance cannot be overstated! They are responsible for the pollination of flowering plants, enabling the production of fruits, seeds, and nuts. Bees, butterflies, birds, and bats transfer pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts, facilitating fertilization. This process leads to the production of food crops that sustain not only humans but also countless other animal species. It's essential to protect and conserve pollinator populations through habitat preservation, reduced pesticide use, and the promotion of pollinator-friendly practices to ensure a sustainable and thriving environment for future generations.

Check out our book about bees as pollinators: Lili, the Brave Bee's Flight for a New Home!
June Animal & Environment Observances

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Zoo and Aquarium Month

2023 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 19-25, 2023 (Mid June)
  • National Insect Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • National Pollinator Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • Pet Appreciation Week - June 4-10, 2023 (First Week in June)

2023 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Black Bear Day - June 3, 2023 (First Saturday in June)
  • National Animal Rights Day - June 4, 2023 (First Sunday in June)
  • June Bug Day - June 7
  • International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos - June 8
  • World Sea Turtle Day  - June 16
  • American Eagle Day - June 20
  • World Giraffe Day - June 21
  • National Catfish Day - June 25
This Month's Giveaway
To celebrate American Eagle Day this month, be one of the first of three people to email us at with the title "American Eagle Day" and your mailing information and you will win one of our plush eagle animals.  All entries must be in the United States for this giveaway. 
Featured Environmental
ACES Wildlife Rescue

This month we are featuring ACES Wildlife Rescue in Belize! Aces is a non-profit organization recognized by the Belize Forest Department. Their mission revolves around the preservation and safeguarding of Belize's indigenous wildlife and their essential habitats. They provide round-the-clock emergency assistance for injured, ailing, or abandoned wildlife. They also work towards resolving conflicts between crocodiles and humans, employing a combination of scientific research, community outreach, and educational initiatives. Click here to learn more about them or to donate!
In Case You Missed It...

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