Just like any other raccoon, the National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick is adaptable.
I grew up reading printed issues Ranger Rick magazine. They were a special part of my childhood and helped shape my connection to the environment. I remember loading my bookshelf with the old issues.
In the digital age, publishing has changed a lot, and the wily ranger is adjusting to those changes. The magazine has a digital version available for tablets through Barnes & Noble. And now, a new, interactive version is available for the iPad.
The interaction and reading takes place in Ranger Rick's tree house. Children can play games, earn badges, and learn about wildlife.
It's great to see one of my favorite raccoons settling in nicely to the 21st century. I know he'll be around to touch the lives of many more children.