MM- Operation Wild Child

8302Exploring nature with a positive curiosity helps create a generation of wildlife warriors who care for and understand how vital it is to protect our planet. In this months mission we introduce Operation Wild Child offering parents an opportunity to encourage their children to appreciate wildlife and feel empowered to take action, knowing their efforts are essential to the future of this earth.

The Mission: Integrate elements of the natural world into everyday family life. Embracing a new action attitude and the wildlife warrior way!

Objective: To help children find their voice and believe in their ability to influence change.

Important Information:
Guide to Teaching Young Children about Wildlife
Educating Kids About Wildlife

Resources: Curious Children make excellent students and information that is interactive offers an engaging platform to study the wonders of nature.  The following list includes quality resources that make learning about wildlife fun!

ARKhive: A visually rich treasury of natural history for your little ones to explore.
Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures: “Jungle Jack” Hanna takes television viewers around the world, teaching them about animals and having exciting adventures.
CBBC Children’s Animal Zone: Games, wallpapers, lessons in pet care and more.
Wildlife Watch:An environmental action club for kids.

Wildlife Activities for Kids: After site surfing has established a virtual interest in wildlife, its time to take the troops outside for a real life experience in nature.
Wildlife Gardner: explore the backyard and have an adventure at home.
Lets Go Outside: Neighborhood explorers creating memories outside.
Children and Nature: Building a movement to reconnect children and nature.

Become a Fresh Air Family: Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend Fresh Air Fund camps.The Fresh Air Fund Fact Sheet

OWC_logo_2Join Operation Wild Child and help raise funds and awareness for wildlife.

“Children are natures first and best defense but it is only through Action that they can make a difference”

OWC Fact Sheet

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Inga Yandell
Explorer and photo-journalist, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide educational resources and a platform for science exploration.
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