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Going Outside (If You’re an Inside Person)

[5/28/2015 // By Courtney Hyde]

June kicks off National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, a summer-long celebration of camping and a signature event of Great Outdoors Month. To participate, all you have to do is pledge to get outdoors and camp this summer. Seems pretty easy …

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Students enjoy exploring and interacting with nature. Photo by Teri Brennan

Teaching a Kindergarten Class in the Great Outdoors

[5/27/2015 // By Guest Author]

How many children get to say that they spent the morning not only in the great outdoors, but doing their part to help wildlife as well? One perfectly sunny, but breezy day in May, my kindergarten class at P.S. 197 …

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Sea Turtle on the Beach

Yield to Wildlife on Your Summer Beach Trip

[5/22/2015 // By Dani Tinker]

Spring and summer beach season is upon us! As you plan your vacation, keep these tips in mind to share the beach with nesting birds, sea turtles, seals, sea stars and an abundance of other wildlife. Give Wildlife Space As with other …

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Bison Grazing, photo credit K Murphy/NPS

NWF Members Give Bison Room to Roam

[5/21/2015 // By Tori Leach]

Right now, NWF members can help achieve important wins for wild bison. In the West, conflict sometimes arise between livestock grazing on National Forests and bison. Domestic livestock graze on public lands that ranchers lease. Wildlife try to roam their …

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Weekly News Roundup: It’s Endangered Species Day!

[5/15/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

Happy Endangered Species Day! Today is dedicated to spreading awareness on the need and importance of protecting our endangered species. For those of you on Twitter, join us in tweeting for wildlife! Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation honored key environmental …

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A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

[5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung]

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

[3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

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Students at PS 179 in Brooklyn. Photo by Teri Brennan.

Students at NWF Eco-School Help Monarchs

[5/7/2015 // By David Mizejewski]

It doesn’t get more heartwarming than this.  Students at PS 179 in Brooklyn are learning about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and helping this declining species at the same time.  The school is a participant in National Wildlife Federation’s …

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