Amanda Cooke’s Archive

Backyard Campout: The (mis)adventures of one mom, her kids, and a trampoline

Blogger Suzanne Delzio writes about her family’s Great American Backyard Campout—five families split between two yards.

America’s Great Outdoors: Outdoor Nation!

Chris Fanning, Executive Director of the Outdoor Foundation ( talks to National Wildlife Federation about New York City’s Outdoor Nation youth summit in June 2010.

Survive the summer months with Be Out There’s new seasonal guide

Take the pledge and access the free Summer Survival Guide

Ranger Rick Magazine Wins Education Publication Award

Ranger Rick Magazine win K-5 periodical of the year by Association of Educational Publishers.

Let’s Move Outside!, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Launched

NWF and a broad community representing businesses and non-profits announced a new national coalition, called the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), aimed to address the growing divide between children and families and the natural world.

Gear Up: The Great American Backyard Campout Is June 26

Have you ever roasted marshmallows? Do you remember catching fireflies? When’s the last time you stargazed? National Wildlife Federation’s 6th annual backyard campout event on June 26 is an easy way for families and children to connect with nature and create new memories of outdoors experiences

Panther Pride! Take Action On Endangered Species Day With Eco-Schools USA

Currently, there are 1,324 endangered species listed in the United States—750 plants and 574 animals. What can you do to get involved?

Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors

First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.

A Cajun Call for Clean Energy

This past weekend, about 200 residents from the New Orleans area signed a huge banner with bold personal messages to express deep concern over America’s continuing addiction to oil.

Mother Nature and nature’s mothers

NWF’s Be Out There campaign has great last-minute suggestions for fun family activities this Mother’s Day weekend.

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