It is with great pleasure that we honor Westchester’s own Jean Craighead George today on her birthday. The Newbery Medal-winning author and environmentalist is an inspiration for children and adults all of the world. Her timeless works include:
Julie of the Wolves
My Side of the Mountain
The Wolves are Back
and over a hundred others! Jean is a cherished member of the WCC "pack," her commitment to children and the wild stirs passion within everyone she encounters. Every time Atka gets to see his dear friend, he's unable to resist singing just for her. Today, we all sing for our hero: Happy Birthday Jean!
Located in South Salem, NY, the Wolf Conservation Center (www.nywolf.org) exists to educate people about wolves and their valuable role in the environment, and to help protect their future in the wild. The WCC is home to ambassador wolves that visitors can observe in spacious natural enclosures. We also have over 20 wolves as part of our participation in Species Survival Plans for critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolves and Red Wolves. To learn more about us or to arrange a visit, please go to our website and follow us on Facebook. Questions about the blog? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org