SAN FRANCISCO, BOZEMAN, Mont., and ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rocket21™ (the new social network where kids explore amazing possibilities for their lives and futures) and the Turner Endangered Species Fund (supporting endangered species conservation efforts) have joined forces to increase awareness of wildlife conservation and recovery, as well as wildlife science careers, through a video competition themed HOWL-o-ween: Dream Big in the Wild.
Now through November 4th, Rocket21 middle school and high school student members have an opportunity to share videos featuring their most inspired, passionate, creative, individual brand of wolf howl to compete for one of two extraordinary family trips to Montana. Winning howlers will participate in a wolf conservation and recovery activity dubbed a "howling party", along with biologists and researchers at Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch outside Bozeman, Montana. Winners will also tour Yellowstone National Park.
Teachers may separately enter their classes, to compete for one of two school-based "Classroom Howling Parties", featuring a team of wildlife experts from Turner Endangered Species Fund in a visit to each of two winning classrooms.
"The challenges involved in wildlife conservation are complex, and require a combination of genius, collaboration, and determination," noted Mike Phillips, Executive Director, Turner Endangered Species Fund. "We're delighted to work with Rocket21 in leveraging the popularity of Halloween as another opportunity to inspire the next generation of our planet's scientists and stewards."
Hundreds of experts, called R21 PROs, from hundreds of fields have been invited to interact with kids on Rocket21. They include explorers, artists, ecologists, business executives, entertainers, scientists, engineers, nurses, doctors, educators, and more – people who do many of the amazing things kids dream of doing.
"Rocket21 is about supporting all kids' dreams, every single day. But we are also scanning the globe 24/7 for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to inspire our members' imaginations and extend their passions, especially around themes related to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M). Our Dream Big in the Wild promotion is one of those opportunities. The winners will remember being with scientists in the wilds of the Flying D Ranch fifty years from now," said Rocket21 President and COO Jodell Seagrave. "Our partnership with Turner Endangered Species Fund brings direct access to world-class wildlife experts to all our youth members, and this promotion is an exciting enhancement."
Representatives from Turner Endangered Species Fund and Rocket21 will serve as judges. Click here for more details. Deadline for entries is November 4th.
Rocket21 provides youth with unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe. Rocket21 is GPS for Your Life.
About Turner Endangered Species Fund
The Turner Endangered Species Fund is a non-profit, private operational charity dedicated to preserving nature by ensuring the persistence of imperiled species and their habitats with an emphasis on private land. The Fund was formed by Ted Turner in June 1997.
For more information about Turner Endangered Species Fund, please contact Mike Phillips at Mike.Phillips@retranches.com.
To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfw1a4YZBP8&feature=youtu.be
Media Contact: Jodell Seagrave Rocket21, 650-839-1105, firstname.lastname@example.org
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