Guest Author’s Archive

10 Reasons You Should Love Bats

Lets face it, bats get a pretty bad rep. Many times in the media they are portrayed as scary, blood sucking, rabid creatures. Only about 1% of bats are believed to carry the rabies virus. And quite a few species can be pretty darn cute!

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Kayaking Kids: Nonprofits Give Urban Youth a Chance to Explore

This is a guest post by Denise Poyer of Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. The kids got off the bus and looked around nervously at the flowing river, the trees and the …

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Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You

Guest post by Heather Stephenson.  Be Out There is excited to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors online community to help more kids and families explore the outdoors! By sharing …

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Cloud Forest, Rain Forest: A NYC Eco-School Goes to Ecuador

Guest post by Margaret Palmer This past spring, my high school (Stuyvesant High School), an NWF Eco-School in New York City, gave me and twenty-four other students involved in our Eco-Club the incredible …

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How Are Students Staying Green At College This Fall?

Guest post by Sapna Batish The environment is a significant concern for many of today’s young adults.  As students start or return to college this fall, they will have a …

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The Salad Bar is Open for Backyard Wildlife

Guest post by Amanda Frayer When we moved into our house in Washington D.C., our yard was turf, pavement and invasive species. We knew it wasn’t a true ecosystem, though …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Schoolyard Habitats

Guest post by Margaret Redman. Over 5,000 schools around the world have certified their campuses with the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program. In order to become certified, schools must provide …

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Oglala Lakota Tribe Calls On Tribes to Oppose Otter Creek Coal Mine

Guest post by Joyce Whiting Recently, my Tribe, the Oglala Lakota, passed a resolution opposing the proposed Otter Creek coal mine and Tongue River Railroad in our historical homelands and hunting grounds …

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Which Federal Agency is Keeping Its Head in the (Tar) Sands?

The following is a guest post from Jeffrey Insko, who lives along the Enbridge Line 6B pipeline route in Groveland Township, Michigan with his wife Katy and dog Sam. He …

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7 Wildlife Photo Tips to Never Forget

This guest post by Jim Goldstein is sponsored by BorrowLenses.com. I’ve always felt great wildlife photography mapped well to the Chinese proverb “the journey is the reward.” While I obviously enjoy …

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