Category Archives: Learning

Disneynature’s Born in China Comes to Theaters

Disneynature’s latest movie, Born in China, comes to theaters April 21! This epic film takes viewers to some of the most spectacular wildernesses in China and features three of the country’s most iconic creatures — the giant panda, golden monkey and the snow leopard. Just as Travels with Gannon & Wyatt brings “the magic of the natural world and […]

Earth’s Wildlife Vanishing

The earth’s wildlife is vanishing. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report, there has been a 58 percent decline in vertebrate populations between 1970 and 2012. At this rate, it could be 66 percent by 2020. Vertebrates include mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. So, what’s killing off the world’s animals at such […]

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Authors Visiting Schools Across America!

Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet visit elementary and middle schools across the country. Conducting research for this adventure series, Wheeler and Hemstreet have traveled to the far corners of the globe. During school visits, the authors tell captivating stories, discuss the writing process, read an excerpt from one of the books, show photos and video from around the world, and explain to students the importance of reading and writing.

I Am the Hummingbird

Wangari Maathai was a great champion of human rights and environmental conservation. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which helped replant tens of millions of trees in Kenya, and started the Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away in […]

Journal Entry: Grizzly Trek, Great Bear Rainforest

The following journal entry was written by Keith Hemstreet during a 2009 research trip in the Great Bear Rainforest. September 2, En Route to Gribbell Island Woke early and prepared my equipment for today’s grizzly trek.  Got dressed, went upstairs and stepped outside into total darkness. Looked at the clock in the mess hall.  It read 4:35 AM.  Turns out I […]

The Words of Rachel Carson, Environmentalist

With the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, author Rachel Carson raised important questions about the impact that human beings have on nature. The book was widely read and made Ms. Carson an internationally recognized advocate for the environment. On a recent walk along Rio Grande Trail in Aspen, Colorado, I came upon a rock embedded on a hillside […]

A Voice for Mother Nature

Browse the weekly news and you are certain to come across articles on topics such as climate change, air pollution, oil spills, melting ice caps, sea level rise, acidification of oceans, and deforestation. Scientists almost unanimously agree, the earth’s climate is changing and our actions are contributing to this change. In their latest ad campaign, the non-profit organization […]