The Website: Wildaboutpets.net
This website is the place to see beautiful, striking and cute photographs of pets and wild animals and continually learn something new about both of these groups of animals.
It also serves you by being the visual companion for the Internet Talk Radio show, The Wild About Pets Radio Show. An explanation of the show follows below.
The heart of this website is the "Look while you Listen" feature.
While listening to the weekly internet radio show, at the same time you can view photographs of the animals being discussed. You will also find written information about our guest speakers, resources and other material that supports, enhances and expands the topics.
The radio show and this website will cover a wide scope of topics. We will explore basic pet ownership issues, getting along with our wild animal neighbors, the bond between humans and animals and everything else in between.
Use this website alone or while listening to the radio show on TalkZone.com. It's just a click away and you can listen on demand 24/7 to any of the archived shows.
You will find the schedule of upcoming show topics and guest speakers on this website so make sure you check it frequently so that you don't miss one of your favorite topics or guest speakers.
Join in the conversation with me and fellow animal lovers in our community blog.
Please return again and again to wildaboutpets.net as it will grow with many new weekly features such as amazing stories of animal behavior, questions and answers by experts and opportunities to post your own photos on the site in our photo contests.
The radio Show: The Wild About Pets Radio Show
Once a week for an hour on Fridays at 12:00 noon (Central Standard Time), you can log in live to TalkZone.com, a leading Internet Talk Radio site. Listen to and call in your questions as Susan Frank interviews pet and wild animal book authors, experts, professionals and famous personalities.
As many different animals there are in the world, so too are the topics we will be talking about. You may be introduced to wild animals you have never heard about or seen, find surprising new facts and information about your pets and discover more about the animals that live in your neighborhoods or across the globe.
You will never have to miss a moment as you can listen to the past shows on demand 24/7 by going to the show archives that are stored permanently at TalkZone.com.
The "Wild About Pets" home page on TalkZone.com allows you to choose from a list of all the past shows categorizing by the topics and the guest speakers.
We invite and welcome you to become a regular listener and caller as we take an in-depth look into the amazing connection we have with all the non-human creatures that so captivate our interest and hearts.
The Host of the Radio Show: Susan Frank
Susan Frank is a naturalist (one who teaches about the natural world) and an educator. After teaching in public and private schools she began her career in environmental education at the Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, IIlinois.
Her credentials include having worked for the United States National Park Service as an Interpretation Ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, an educator at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, and a Docent Coordinator at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.
As supervisor of educational programming at Spring Brook Nature Center in Itasca, Illinois, she developed programming and taught all age levels to increase their understandings of and deepen their relationship with the natural world. She is currently obtaining her Masters of Arts degree in Educating Adults and holds a Bachelors degree in later elementary education.
Her passion is for helping people increase their understanding of and appreciation for all animals.