Dawn Rodney is the Chief Innovation and Growth Officer at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). She joins host Mike Palmer to celebrate the 10th birthday of Ranger Rick Jr. and to talk about the work she and team are doing to make wildlife education engaging for kids, families, and educators across the US.
Dawn shares her origin story that spans multiple media brands focused on nature, education, and video. Then we dive into the mission of the NWF and how Ranger Rick Jr. fits into the equation. We explore the importance of getting outdoors and engaging with wildlife for children parents and educators in these challenging times. And we also discuss how access to safe outdoor spaces for everyone is a central pillar to the work of the NWF before concluding with Dawn’s take on where her work and the world of edutainment is heading.
It’s an imaginative and informative conversation about the great outdoors and education that you won’t want to miss.