NextGen Animal Responders

NextGen Animal Responders

Dawn and Shedd Aquarium are working together to inspire next generation of wildlife enthusiasts.

Teachers that teach fifth through eighth grade now have the opportunity to learn about  NextGen Animal Responders. This is a program that focuses on environmental and science literacy, students will work with the Shedd Aquarium to learn and connect to nature. Students who are in an urban setting may not have the opportunity to do this otherwise.

Chicago Public Schools will be able to participate in an in classroom roadshow and contest. Students from 25 selected schools will be able to meet guest speakers from Shedd. During the activities, students will be engaged in learning and even have material to take home to their parents.

I love this initiative and how Shedd and Dawn are working together to make things better on our earth. Kids that are being taught may not have had the experience to do so otherwise. Dawn Dish Soap is known to be the most effective detergent for cleaning oiled animals. It removes the tough grease and makes it easier for animals to go back into wildlife without hassle.

Shedd Aquarium has always worked with partners around the world. The Next Generation Animal Responders are a way to help kids learn and teach students how to protect wildlife.

To support Shedd Aquarium’s Next Generation Animal Response Team and their mission to rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome animals in need, visit You can also follow the conversation on social media via the hashtag, #AnimalResponders.

Want to sign up for an awesome contest? Teachers can sign up here to win the contest of a lifetime. Dawn and Shedd Aquarium are working together to make the world a better place and you can be a part of it.

“Teachers everywhere can download our NextGen Animal Responders curriculum guides for an engaging expert look at animal rescue and recovery efforts.Chicago-area teachers can also enter a contest for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes Shedd tour for their class!”


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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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