We have created and sold artwork to protect the habitat for African elephants, donated to the Truckee Donner Land Trust to save open space for our local black bears in Truckee, CA, and adopted South Padre Sea Turtles. You can donate too!
Helping the Wild is an organization started by students of Glenshire Elementary School in Truckee, California with local Artist in Residence Nancy Tieken Lopez.
Our goal is to use art as a way to help bring awareness to endangered animals around the world. The students, third, fourth, and fifth graders, and parent volunteers are passionate about helping our planet’s inhabitants from becoming endangered or extinct.
Every week, students research endangered animals and create paintings, sculptures, books, with “fun facts” about the animals they’re focused on. They do this to bring awareness about the perils that some animals face as their species approaches extinction.
Bringing awareness to endangered animals is our cause
Helping the wild adopted baby sea turtles and purchase a foundation brick for the new rescue center in South Padre, Texas. It's an Ridley. We named one of the turtles Tahoe Sugar, but Sugar for short. It was born and raised in South Padre Island (thats an island in the Gulf) and Sugar will return there when its all grown up.
Helping The Wild Books
Helping The Wild student have created three books and more are on the way. These great books are a fabulous way to appreciate the wonderful art that students are creating to commemorate an endangered or threatened species. Take a look at these fabulous books!
2014 Helping The Wild Animal Books
Wild Animals & Their Stories
Students from Glenshire Elementary School study animals through art.