Scarlett’s SuperstarsBy Anne Cissel
Kids like you can make a difference for wildlife and the environment. Meet some inspiring young heroes who have turned their love of animals into action!
Do you have a story to share about helping wildlife and the environment? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing everyone’s stories, but we are able to feature only a few of them. All submissions become the property of the National Wildlife Federation.
Bees are incredibly important. Without their pollinating power, many flowers, vegetables, and fruits wouldn’t exist! Unfortunately, pesticides, habitat loss, and disease threaten bees’ survival. JP Mackey, 13, of Reston, Virginia, wanted to help. LEARN MORE ABOUT JP!
Have you ever had an idea that seemed too big to become a reality? Well, meet Justin Sather. His idea was pretty huge: Find a way to help frogs all over the world survive. LEARN MORE ABOUT JUSTIN!
Two sisters in England, Asha and Jia Kirkpatrick, watched a news show about threats to orangutans. They found out that a large cereal company still used palm oil from the plantations that destroyed rainforests. The girls started an online petition asking the company to stop doing business with these plantations. LEARN MORE ABOUT ASHA AHD JIA!
Sophia Spencer’s love of bugs began when she was just two years old. When she and her family were visiting a butterfly sanctuary one day, a blue butterfly landed on Sophia’s shoulder. The little creature seemed happy with Sophia—so much so that a guard had to carefully remove it when Sophia’s family was ready to go home! LEARN MORE ABOUT SOPHIA!
A few years ago, 12-year-old Anna Du was looking for sea glass and pretty shells at the beach near her home in Massachusetts. But every time she stopped to pick up something colorful from the sand, she realized it was plastic trash! LEARN MORE ABOUT ANNA!
What would you do to help save an endangered species? Would you let someone throw a pie in your face? How about a whole bunch of pies? That’s what 12-year-old Addy Barrett did—all to help protect mountain gorillas. LEARN MORE ABOUT ADDY!
Genevieve Leroux, 13, is a hero to monarch butterflies. And it all started with Ranger Rick! LEARN MORE ABOUT GENEVIEVE!