The Wild Life

is creating a podcast that blends science, nature, & the human experience
Select a membership level
Wildling
$1
per month
  • Become a Wildlife Ambassador! Pick a species that means something to you and we'll divert 10% of your membership each month to a relevant conservation program or research effort. We'll feature you and your chosen critter on thewildlife.blog with a lifetime tracker of your conservation contributions!
  • Access our Discord server, a voice and text chat app that you can use to chat with us and other listeners about the latest episodes, blog posts, or ask questions!
  • Submit questions to podcast guests before we record! Think about it. You could finally learn why wombats have cubed poop! 
  • An "Executive Producer" business card. If anyone ever questions you, we'll back you up ;)!
  • A sticker of impossible power!
  • A shout-out on social media and the show's credit forever and always!
  • You’ll get random sneak peaks at a crowded Google Sheet and future guests
Includes Discord rewards
Echinoderm
$5
per month

 ...because you're a star!


Of course, you get all of the previous stuff, but also...

  • We’ll send you a personal postcard with a sketch every 3 months, and a birthday card on your birthday for your birthday!
  • Also, you can submit podcast topics suggestions and vote on future episodes!
  • You can submit and vote on merch designs
  • Devon will legit give you his number so that you can ask him science and nature questions as soon as they pop into your head!
Includes Discord rewards
Lichen you, buddy!
$10
per month

Of course, you get all the previous perks, but also...

  • Also, we will tweet a tweet of your choice as long as it is at least "school appropriate". Devon is a teacher, after all!
  • Monthly "campfire chats". Will there be an actual fire? Sometimes. In the summer for sure!  Once per month, we'll do a Google Hangout to chat with you about the show, life, random wonderings, and whatever else comes up!
  • A personal thank you video in which we may look very tired
  • and a t-shirt!
Includes Discord rewards

7

patrons

$74

per month

About The Wild Life

The Wild Life is a weekly podcast and blog, but it's also so much more than that! We host hikes in partnership with HIKEhoppers, have a growing community on iNaturalist, shine a light on the intersection of art and science with #SundayFishSketch and other SciArt series, and aim to reduce the nature-accessibility gap through showcasing the weird, wonderful, sometimes invisible, and often unappreciated connections we all share with earth's other inhabitants an the planet we all share.

Meet Devon Bowker. Devon founded The Wild Life in January of 2017 with a mountain of a goal: to build a community that reconnects people and the natural world in meaningful ways. He’s an ardent naturalist and science educator, a sci-fi fanatic, science writer, and curator of all things geekery.  Devon lives with his wife and sons in the central Minnesota.

Meet Richard Bowker. Richard is a space science student, video game connoisseur, and a technological guru. He has been making films since he was 10 years old and has several years of broadcast and production experience under his utility belt. He is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast with a casual interest in geology that continues to grow with his increasingly impressive collection of rocks. Like Devon, Richard is a proud geek. Richard lives in Southeast Texas.



Goals
$74 of $100 per month
When we reach this goal, we can donate to research or an organization that thematically matches our longer episodes featuring our special guests in addittion to our overall donation policy. Also, we could afford to thank our special guests with cool merch!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 13 exclusive posts
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Updates