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Be Out There: Kids’ Activity Guide for “Where The Wild Things Are” Film

10/14/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Federation, through its new Be Out There Campaign, has teamed up with Warner Bros. by providing educational support for the new feature film — Where the Wild Things Are — based on the renowned childrens' book by Maurice Sendak. The film will […] Read more >

Celebrate National Wild Rumpus Day

10/14/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

We will kick-off the Be Out There campaign with a “National Wild Rumpus Day” event at a  Washington, D.C. public school, featuring invited local leaders, members of Congress, administration officials, NWF leadership, and Where the Wild Things Are stars Catherine […] Read more >

Be Out There: Five Great Online Tools For Parents To Increase Their Kids’ Outdoor Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Moms and dads who want to increase the amount of outdoor play time their kids are getting each week can find valuable help from the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There parents’ education program by using five terrific online tools.
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Be Out There: Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such as "stranger danger."   While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >

Be Out There: The Ten Reasons Parents Should Care About Outdoor Time For Kids

10/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation’s new Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Read more >

October 11: Have You Hugged Your Wildlife Refuge Today?

10/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Refuge Week started today–a great time of year to get outdoors and the natural world. In a press release about the Week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said: “President Teddy Roosevelt established tiny Pelican Island in Florida in 1903 as […] Read more >

Northwest Coast’s Ocean “Dead Zone” Is Climate-Induced

10/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Researchers have determined that the summer “dead zone” that occurs along the northwest U.S. coast is becoming permanent and is due to warming climate. A dead zone in oceans and bays is an area of water depleted of oxygen that causes creatures to […] Read more >

Interior Secetary: Kids Spending Just Four Minutes A Day Playing Outdoors

10/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Can you imagine a world where people no longer care about wildlife or nature? Many of us may feel there is already too little concern for nature but that could get worse as American childhood continues to migrate indoors. Secretary Ken Salazar recently […] Read more >

National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 11

10/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt officially started the National Wildlife Refuge System when he protected Pelican Island Refuge in Florida. Some years later, In 1934, and after the ad hoc addition of more refuges along with the passage of the Migratory Bird […] Read more >

October 4th: World Animal Day — Learn About/Join NWF’s Wildlife Watch!

10/4/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

It is World Animal Day–a day to show appreciation for animals of all kinds. World Animal Day was established on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. For […] Read more >