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Anne Cissel manages National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Promise blog and has a background in journalism. She loves finding ways of using technology to connect people to wildlife and the outdoors.
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Mid-Week Refresh: It’s a Wonderful World

12/28/2011 // By Anne Cissel

As we say goodbye to 2011, remind yourself of the “bright blessed days” and the “dark sacred nights” on this beautiful planet. Read more >

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Mid-Week Refresh: Watch Our Beautiful Planet on Timelapse Video

12/7/2011 // By Anne Cissel

It’s Wednesday — the proverbial “hump-day.” Here in the Washington D.C. area, it’s been raining for days. It is definitely time for some mid-week inspiration! Check out Tom Lowe’s latest creation, a preview of his debut film Timescapes 4K. Gorgeous […] Read more >

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Murmurations: Incredible Footage of a Flock of Birds in Ireland [VIDEO]

11/3/2011 // By Anne Cissel

With so much content on the Internet, it’s a rare moment when something actually gives you goosebumps. This video was posted by Sophia Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith on Vimeo, artfully documenting a moment they experienced while canoeing the River Shannon […] Read more >

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Owl Cam: Watch Baby Owls on South African Balcony [LIVE]

10/19/2011 // By Anne Cissel

For those of us living north of the equator, it’s nice to know that it’s spring somewhere in the world. And if you were one of the thousands that tuned in faithfully to the Iowa Bald Eagle nest this past spring, […] Read more >

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5 Reasons Kids Should Enter Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest

10/7/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Children are natural wildlife watchers. Last week, every time my 20-month-old son Nate walked out of our apartment building, he would emphatically blurt out something that sounded like “Bag-bag-bag!” Honestly, I was only slightly conscious of it for the first few days, my […] Read more >

Why You Should Register for Hike & Seek [VIDEO]

10/4/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Attention Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New Jersey residents! This month, it’s time to connect with the nature in your neighborhood. Why should you register your family for Hike & Seek? I think this video from Seattle’s event in September says it all: […] Read more >

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5 Great Animal Migrations on YouTube

9/27/2011 // By Anne Cissel

It’s fall in North America and many animals have begun their trek to seek warmer climates. In honor of wildlife’s big move, settle in for a little arm-chair wildlife watching with these YouTube migration videos. These aren’t just North American fall migrations […] Read more >

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It’s Premiere Week — for Autumn! Share Photos of Your Favorite Outdoor Spaces

9/20/2011 // By Anne Cissel

It’s mid-September: The days are growing shorter. The temperature is dropping. And this week, dozens of new TV shows are premiering. Are you northern-hemisphere inhabitants preparing to hibernate? Resist! Resist! When the earth starts tilting away from the sun, we […] Read more >

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10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

9/13/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Wildlife sightings are often fleeting, leaving you wishing for more. If only there was a way to slow down time, to fully take in the majesty of the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube! (Never thought I’d say that.) We’ve scoured […] Read more >

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Big Backyard: New Name, Same Amazing Magazine

9/7/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Kids have sharp eyes. It’s hard to sneak anything past them! So, if you know a child who loves National Wildlife Federation’s magazine for 4-to-7 year olds, they probably have already noticed that Your Big Backyard® has changed its name. New […] Read more >