GO WILD IN NEW YORK CITY
Go Wild in New York City is a
production of the Urban Nature Media Workshop and Nurture
New York’s Nature, Inc. These nonprofit foundations
were established to create public awareness of the importance
of nurturing New York’s nature for the health and
well being of all its inhabitants, and to extend that mission
to other cities around the world.
Nurture New York’s Nature was founded
in 2002 by Theodore W. Kheel with proceeds from an exclusive,
world-wide, royalty-free license granted by the artists
Christo and Jeanne-Claude for the Gates Project for Central
Park. Additional support has been provided by Deutsche Bank,
the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Verizon,
and the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Nurture New York’s Nature sponsors research, books,
lectures, conferences, publicity campaigns and events, and
encourages alliances among groups and organizations dedicated
to resolving the conflicts between nature and development
that arise in the urban environment. The Urban Nature Media
Workshop is a production house dedicated to furthering that
mission. For more information, visit nnyn.org.
Go Wild in New York City, the book, was published by the
National Geographic Society Children’s Book
division. The Society is oneof the world’s
largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations,
founded in 1888 “for the increase and diffusion of
geographic knowledge.” Fulfilling this mission, the
Society educates and inspires millions every day through
its magazines, books, television programs, videos, maps
and atlases, research grants, the national Geographic Bee,
teacher workshops, and innovative classroom materials. The
Society is supported through membership dues, charitable
gifts, and income from the sale of its education products.
This support is vital to national Geographic’s mission
to increase global understanding and promote conservation
of our planet through exploration, research, and education.
For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Producer Jessica Marshall,
Ph.D., mother of two and senior partner of Eye
Candy Books, cooked up Go Wild in New York City with
fellow mom Amy Zilliax in the firm belief that once you
know how mind-bendingly cool urban nature is you’ll
do everything in your power to take care of it—no
matter how young you are.
Author Brad Matsen is the
writer of the award-winning Incredible Ocean Adventure
series for children and the upcoming Descent: The
Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, among many others.
Designers Kate Thompson
and Katherine Dillon have conspired to
produce award-winning work in every medium. Previous children’s
books include The Great Southwest Nature Factbook,
O Is for Orca and Raptors, Fossils, Fins
& Fangs. Katherine Dillon is yet another New
York mother of two, and the only member of the team to
have won an Emmy. www.dillonthompson.com
Illustrator Paul Corio’s
drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, Entertainment
Weekly and Nickelodeon Magazine among many others.