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Danielle Brigida works as NWF's Sr. Manager of Social Strategy and Integration. She actively engages a wide range of constituents using a mixture of online tools and social networking sites. By tracking emerging trends and measuring impact, she consistently finds the most effective ways to drive traffic to NWF's campaigns. She can be found on Twitter as @starfocus (and @NWF) as well as many other social sites. She loves sharing her love for wildlife, science and nature.
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25+ Digital Wildlife and Nature Maps

3/11/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

Visualizing wildlife and habitat data through maps presents a powerful opportunity to determine ways to help and identify trends. There is so much potential in understanding how we’re all connected through visuals like maps. We can now monitor coral reef health thanks to Google […] Read more >

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Nutty Ways to Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day This Year

1/16/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

SQUIRRELS! Whether you love them or loathe them, National Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21st,  is a great time to take a few moments and learn about these nutty animals. If you count flying squirrels we have 10 tree species  in North America. We […] Read more >

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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

1/2/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas Tree.” They are decorated with lights and ornaments, become backdrops […] Read more >

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6 Tips for Feeding Wild Turkeys with Your Garden

11/22/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Turkeys are some of the most recognizable birds in this country. Holidays like Thanksgiving give us great excuses to learn more than recipes about turkeys and discuss their intriguing history, make turkey-inspired crafts and memorize amusing trivia. As these fascinating and adaptable birds are […] Read more >

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Rosemary Mosco’s Hilarious Comics Blend Nature, Science and Fun

10/28/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

There’s something magical about learning and laughing at the same time – especially around nature and wildlife. Visiting Rosemary Mosco’s website or Facebook page encourages both with great success.  She’s a refreshing blend of comic artist and educator, mixing the often disparate worlds […] Read more >

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Sleeping Animals that are as Shutdown as the Government

10/11/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

While our government is still hibernating, I wanted to highlight some fascinating ways wildlife “shutdown”. 8 Random Facts About Animal “Shutdowns” 1. Eastern box turtles spend nights concealed in a shallow depression in soil or leaf litter. They not only sleep and […] Read more >

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Art Inspired By Nature: Beautiful Vectorfunk Wildlife

10/2/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Art and design can communicate the beauty of nature and wildlife in such vibrant ways. The following series is created by the talented and prolific artist Matt W. Moore who produces detailed and typically abstract artwork that decorate streets, magazines, canvases and […] Read more >

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If Wildlife Took Selfies…A New Series on Instagram

6/14/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Since 2010, Instagram, the social network that allows users to share photographs easily with their friends and followers has seen tremendous growth. The site now sees about 40 million photos posted daily and many of them are known as “selfies”.  A […] Read more >

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Q & A With Singer-Songwriter Kate Taylor

5/2/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Kate Taylor, who has been making music since her teenage years, will perform an acoustic set at NWF’s Conservation Achievement Awards ceremony, being held in Washington D.C. later this week. Taylor has always held an affinity with nature, and National […] Read more >

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Send Your #GreenWish to President Obama

1/16/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

As we approach the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, we’ve covered all the details of the night: picking the venue, carpooling to the event, and even sharing how we’re working to reduce waste. But what we also want to focus on the real purpose of the […] Read more >