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JULY 2013

Volume 13-4



In this issue

Nature is calling for your help!

Meet Animals Superhero Sam!

Bake Tasty Dog Treats!

Ignite Good!™ Story Contest!


How will YOU make a difference?

Doing What Comes Naturally! s e l t r u T nd u o r a en e b s! r e a v e y ha ion l l i m 5 1 e 2 v i r l o n f e ev e m o S an h t r e old e b o t s. n a m u h


500 different types of animals (called species) around the world are in spiBdy weight, er web sil k i s danger of extinction. stronger and tougher t han steel.

ricans e m A f o f l a h t Almos , but g o d a n w o ) (39% dogs e s o h t f o % 0 only 1 are adopted.

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Meet Sam Vokurka,

Animals SUPERHERO! Our Superhero of the the Month for June is Sam Vokurka. He is 4 years old and we found him through a Superhero of the Month Contest at a toy store in Louisville, Kentucky, called Brilliant Sky. Sam inspires us with his love and care for animals! Sam, how do you help animals? I give them food, water and a house to live in. I make sure I don’t move them too much so they don’t get dizzy.

Fast Facts About Sam: Age: 4 Hometown: Louisville, KY Superhero Quality I Want: I would like to be able to hop like a frog so that I was fast enough to catch all the animals. Favorite subject: Drawing pictures Favorite Animal: Frogs Favorite TV Show: The Wild Kratts What I want to be when I grow up: Animal Rescuer Hobbies: Going on a bug hunt with my friends and catching frogs. My heroes: The pet store workers.

Wow! That’s nice. Have you gotten any friends or family to help you do nice things or to do nice things on their own because they were inspired by you? What have they done? Yes, my Mom and my Dad and my brothers and my big family. I teach my friends to be nice to all insects and not step on them. The pet store workers taught me that. Sounds like you’re great at teaching people. Do you have any advice for the kids out there that you don’t know? I tell them not to hurt them by hitting them, stepping on them, or biting them. What are your favorite charities? I like Second Chances Wildlife Center because they help rescue animals that are hurt. I like the zoo and Henry’s Ark. I like Dare to Care because my Aunt, Laura works there and I got to tour the big warehouse.

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I saw that your favorite TV show is Wild Kratts - why do you like it so much? That’s where I learn all about the creatures. I’ll have to check it out. So, tell me a little bit about your family. My mom, my dad, Max is 6 and Ollie is the baby. My Dad knows a lot about fish and my mom mostly likes furry animals. Max wants a kitten. What’s up next for Sam? I like helping animals and next I want to help hatch baby chicks and grow sea monkeys. Check out our tiny turtles!

THANKS BRILLIANT SKY LOUISVILLE! Me with my brothers Max and Ollie.

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Charities That Help Animals Sam’s Favorite Charities!

Second Chances Wildlife Center’is a nonprofit that provides wildlife rehabilitation and safe release of injured, displaced, or orphaned animals. We serve as a resource for wildlife information through phone calls, web pages, and education programs within our community..

The Louisville Zoological Gardens, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to its mission to “Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet” by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in conservation education. The Louisville Zoo is dedicated to providing stimulating environments for Zoo animals to enhance their well-being and enrich the quality of their lives. Dare to Care partners with over 300 local, social service agencies to distribute food to those in our community who need it most. In the past year, Dare to Care and our partners provided over 13 million meals to over 192,000 people. The mission of Dare to Care is to lead our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need.

Henry’s Ark is an eclectic menagerie that includes camels, llamas, sheep, bison, yaks, goats, peacocks, zebras, emus, waterfowl, buffalo and more. Free to the public. Visitor-supported.

More Choices The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. We help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics. Global Game Changers Vol. 13-4

Match the Animal With Its Species! Do you know what kind of animals these are? Match them up!

amphibian bird reptile mammal fish

Bake Tasty Dog Treats! Directions

Preheat oven to 300째F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.


1 banana, peeled 1 cup oat flour 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup dried parsley 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1 egg, beaten

Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely (Store in the refrigerator.) Make sure to get an adult to help you make these treats. Global Game Changers Vol. 13-4





BIODIVERSITY The existence of many different plants or animals in an environment


A B I T AT The nat u ra l e nv i ro n me p l a n ts a n t w h e re nd anim als l i ve .


Host an Animal Badge Party E R WO R P U



HUMA NE Kind, symp athet ic, and consi derat e towa rd other s or anima ls.

1. Play the memory game “I’m Going to the Zoo.” The first person says “My name is X and I’m going to the zoo to see [animal that begins with the same letter as first name].” The second person says the same thing (with his/her own name) and also says what the first person will see at the zoo. Continue around the circle and test your memories! 2. Learn about the Animals badge. 3. Bake dog treats (recipe on previous page) to deliver to your llocal humane society or pound. 4. Teach guests tips for caring for their pets. 5. Watch a movie about animals (Suggestions: Free Willy, Homeward Bound, 101 Dalmatians, Charlotte’s Web, Shiloh, Two Brothers). ANIMAL SNACK MIX Mix together Cheerios, pretzels, nuts and raisins with animal-themed bites like Animal Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Goldfish, and animal-shaped fruit snacks.

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Enter to WIN the


We’ll feature a different charity badge each month!

Check out great GGC products, like our Make Me A Superhero! Activity Kit. It has everything a superhero needs to Ignite Good!™, including a book, cape, activity book, Mission Up! Card Game, and MORE! Global Game Changers © 2013 Pixel Entertainment, LLC. Louisville, KY 40202. All rights reserved.

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Superhero Times Volume 13-4: Animals  

Learn all about the Animal Badge and our Superhero of the Month, Sam Vokurka! Thanks to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Louisville for helpin...

Superhero Times Volume 13-4: Animals  

Learn all about the Animal Badge and our Superhero of the Month, Sam Vokurka! Thanks to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books in Louisville for helpin...