The National Wildlife Federation Invites DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Families to take a Literary Break with Nature’s Most Iconic Ambassador
--Special Sweepstakes Now Open for a Chance to Win Prizes and Ranger Rick Gift Packs--
(Reston, Va.) – On September 8, the National Wildlife Federation and its beloved wildlife ambassador Ranger Rick are inviting area residents to connect with nature and the joys of reading during Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick Day! Taking a page from research findings about the physical and emotional benefits of spending time in nature, this new campaign and sweepstakes encourages families, groups, schools and anyone with a child in their lives to pledge to conduct story time outside with Ranger Rick magazines, books and content, and to participate in an outdoor nature activity. Printable Ranger Rick stories and activity guides are available for the big day on RangerRick.org.
Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick Day is made possible through the support of 92.5 WINC FM, Stohlman Subaru, Blue Star Education and Teacher Created Resources.
“The importance of reading and connecting with the great outdoors have helped Ranger Rick engage millions of kids over the past 50 years, and remain two of the simplest ways to help today’s young adventurers understand how they can take an active role in caring for our natural world,” said Maureen Smith, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Brand Promotion & TV Development, The National Wildlife Federation. “The fun-filled and informative escapades of Ranger Rick and his friends are the perfect reading material to inspire a day of exploring and discovery outside.”
Leading up to Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick Day on September 8, participants can go to www.rangerrick.org and find the Read Outdoor with Ranger Rick button to pledge online and be eligible to win Ranger Rick Prize Packs with Ranger Rick books, magazines, plush, binoculars, bookmarks, and gift cards, as well as free subscriptions to a Ranger Rick magazine of their choice. Those who pledge are encouraged to nominate a local elementary school to be entered into a drawing. The winning school will receive the Grand Prize of 12 Ranger Rick curriculum kits complete with free professional development training for their use, two Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick backpacks for the school library, and enough Ranger Rick classroom décor and supplies for two classrooms provided by Blue Star Education and Teacher Created Resources and valued at over $7,000.
Listen to 92.5 WINC FM every Wednesday morning at 8:10am for Wildlife Wednesdays when National Wildlife Federation Naturalist, Dave Mizejewski, shares exciting tips and facts about local wildlife and encourages you to read outdoors with your kids on Friday, September 8th for Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick.
Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick is based on research that shows outdoor time helps children stay active, enhances imaginations and attention spans, and boosts classroom performance. Children who spend time in nature regularly are also shown to become better stewards of the environment (http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature/Why-Get-Kids-Outside.aspx). In addition, studies have shown that the content in Ranger Rick magazines help children in their ability to read basic information with a critical eye and understand differences between fact and fiction or hypothesis and conclusion, as well as supporting learning core concepts of natural science.
About the National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization, uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To learn more about The National Wildlife Federation and Ranger Rick, please go to www.nwf.org .
About 92.5 WINC FM
92.5 WINC FM is the region's most listened to station reaching 4 states and 40 counties! WINC FM is programmed for adults 25 to 54 with a primary focus on females and other working professionals. To learn more, please go to www.winc.fm.
About Stohlman Automotive
The Stohlman Automotive family has been serving the Washington DC community for over 80 years. We understand our community is made stronger by initiatives like Reading with Ranger Rick. We sell a great selection of the most capable SUV's, CUV's and cars to get you to the great outdoors. For more information visit us at stohlmanauto.com or find us on facebook.
About Teacher Created Resources and Blue Star Education
For nearly 40 years, Teacher Created Resources has produced quality supplemental materials for early childhood, elementary, and middle school classrooms. We also help teachers create stimulating learning environments by producing colorful bulletin boards, awards, postcards, banners, name plates, charts, and stickers. Blue Star Education, a division of TCR, creates curriculum programs that make education both engaging and effective while meeting evolving educational challenges. To learn more, please go to www.teachercreated.com.
Teacher Created Resources, a leading publisher of supplemental educational materials, announced today that they have acquired Edupress, a Wisconsin-based publishing company. Edupress publishes standards-based language arts, math, science, and social studies materials for PreK through eighth grade. They have a diverse line of learning materials, including reading comprehension and literacy tools, classroom games, and top quality classroom décor.
"We are excited to be able to continue offering a brand of products that has been trusted by teachers for over 35 years. Teacher Created Resources and Edupress have always had the same goals, to provide creative and innovative materials to educators. Now that Edupress is part of the Teacher Created Resources family, their award- winning products will continue to be available to teachers everywhere," said Darin Smith, president of Teacher Created Resources. "The similarities between the two companies make it a natural fit and give us an exciting opportunity to expand our offerings."
The Edupress line of best-selling products, including Splat™, My Own Books™, In a Flash™ series of flashcards, and materials featuring the beloved Pete the Cat™® will now be sold and fulfilled from the Teacher Created Resources offices in Garden Grove, CA.
We are pleased to announce the TCR Customer Service Team was the winner of the Superior Customer Service Award at EdExpo 2015. This is the second consecutive year in a row that TCR has won the prestigious award. We are truly appreciative and honored to have an outstanding customer service team.
WESTMINSTER, CA. September 4, 2013. Teacher Created Resources, a leading publisher of supplementary educational materials, announced today it has acquired the decorative and handwriting product lines of Frog Street Press, a Texas-based publishing company. Frog Street is known for its "couture line" of classroom decorations. The acquisition launches Teacher Created Resources' new Signature Line of upscale products for use by teachers and parents.
"We are pleased to be able to offer these beautiful and effective products to our customers. Frog Street has built a significant presence in the marketplace, publishing for more than 20 years. We will build upon their success and seamlessly place their products in our existing markets," said Darin Smith, president of Teacher Created Resources. "The similarities between our companies make it a natural fit and give us a great opportunity to expand our offerings to teachers and parents. We've been in this business for over 35 years, but it's always exciting to be able to offer new products to our customers."
Among Frog Street's best sellers are Double-Sided Borders, Create & Decorate packages, Pop-Outs with Pizzazz, Sassy Font Letters, and Smart Start™ handwriting products. Effective immediately, orders for these and other Frog Street decorative products will be fulfilled from Teacher Created Resources' distribution center in Westminster, California. For more information, visit www.teachercreated.com
Ron Chase, CEO of Frog Street stated, "Since the launch of the Frog Street Pre-K curriculum in 2011, we've been on a journey that has transformed us into a content company focused on creating the very best early childhood curriculum. The sale of our decorative and handwriting product lines enables us to move toward our goal of developing more content that will support early childhood teachers and help assure the success of children ages 0-8."
About Teacher Created Resources
Teacher Created Resources is a leading publisher of supplementary educational materials for use at school and at home by students at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. The company has published quality books and decorative products for over 35 years and distributes those products through retail stores and websites around the world.