In Great Smoky Mountains National Park
by Sandra D. Aldrich
illustrated by Ryan Webb
foreword by Kim DeLozier
Keep Them Wild
How do we protect wild animals for the enjoyment of those after us? The answer is simple… just keep them wild.
I spent more than 30 years as a wildlife ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park trying to protect the animals by keeping people food and garbage away from bears, deer, elk, turkeys and squirrels. It’s a battle but wildlife is worth it.
In the story of Stuart the Squirrel, you will see how Stuart chooses the easy way of finding food while learning that going the easy route is not always best. Stuart’s story is a great start in spreading the word that people should eat people food and wild animals should eat wild foods.
– E. Kim DeLozier
Stuart Squirrel Learns a Lesson
Sandra was born in Miami, Florida, and taught for a total of twenty-eight years in both Miami and in North Carolina. Sandra and her husband, Jay, now reside in east Tennessee and have been volunteers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the past eleven years. They work in Resource Education and participate in many other special projects within the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which they absolutely love to do!