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10 Ideas To Get Kids Outside After School Starts

Homework, soccer practice, ballet—is there time in the schedule to play outside? Here are some tips to add some outdoor time to a busy day: Scenario #1: Traffic made you late, …

Outdoor Kids: Family Game Night

One mom explores the joys of a community Green Hour in Portland, Ore.

‘Being Out There’ With Secretary Salazar (VIDEO)

It’s amazing who you bump into in the woods on a Monday afternoon! First, some background: National Wildlife Federation joined the U.S. Department of the Interior at Monday’s kickoff of United …

Obama Declares June Great Outdoors Month

  |   June 3, 2009

School's ending, the fireflies are out, and cold days are well behind us — as far as months go, June is perfect for exploring the great outdoors. Apparently, the President …

Green Hour Heroes: Grandparents

Grandparents.com asks its community: “How will you enjoy the outdoors this summer?”

Can Twitter and Facebook Help Connect People With Nature?

The National Wildlife Federation is connecting people with nature — through the Internet. Sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it? It’s true. With just a few mouse clicks and key presses, we are …

Finally–An Excuse To Visit The Playground!

Spring is finally here – and NWF’s Be Out There campaign has teamed up with the non-profit KaBOOM! to find 100,000 Playspaces in 100 Days – and you can earn …

50+ Nature Words Taken Out Of Dictionary

Picture this: A father and son are walking home from school. The boy bends down to blow on a dandelion. A classic image of childhood, wouldn’t you say? Once home, …

Happy 100th Birthday, Green Hour!

I hope somebody baked us a cake! 100 weeks ago, the National Wildlife Federation launched Green Hour, a weekly online publication for parents to help families get outside again. Chock …

Upload Photos of Kids Outside!

We are working to compile the world’s largest library of photos of kids playing outside! We’ve already got pictures of kids splashing in streams, running in playgrounds, dancing in the …

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