National Wildlife Week

- By: Safia Ohlson

National Wildlife Week

It’s National Wildlife Week! This year, the National Wildlife Federation and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom are joining forces to promote wildlife conservation and inspire people to take action to protect America’s wildlife and wild spaces.

According to the National Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Week dates back to its first celebration in 1938. As its longest-running education program, National Wildlife Week connects budding conservationists of all ages to the awesome wonders of wildlife. Now more than ever, these connections serve as a vital component to recovering our nation’s most vulnerable wildlife.

Every species plays an important role in keeping our ecosystems healthy and thriving. Learn how we can live in harmony with our wild neighbors through this series of videos they’ve put together.

This week speaks to our hearts, as we offer young adults scholarships for three-week wilderness adventures through Colorado Outward Bound School. One of the most profound gifts we can give our youth is time spent in the outdoors. Many kids have no access to vast, raw wilderness and the life-shaping perspective that comes from experiencing it firsthand. We believe that when young people get to know and appreciate the beauty of nature, it shapes them to become conscious leaders within their own communities. 1% of our sales go toward this fund. To learn more, go here.  Happy National Wildlife Week!