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10 Ideas To Get Kids Outside After School Starts

9/1/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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, there’s no time to cook dinner, so you drive the …

Outdoor Kids: Family Game Night

6/24/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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

‘Being Out There’ With Secretary Salazar (VIDEO)

6/24/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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 We Serve — President Obama’s initiative to engage more Americans in serving …

Obama Declares June Great Outdoors Month

6/3/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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 of the United States agrees. Barack Obama just proclaimed June …

Green Hour Heroes: Grandparents

4/24/2009 // By Anne Cissel asks its community: “How will you enjoy the outdoors this summer?”

Can Twitter and Facebook Help Connect People With Nature?

4/21/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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 raising awareness about the importance of outdoor time. Hopefully, with …

Finally–An Excuse To Visit The Playground!

3/24/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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 money for National Wildlife Federation by helping out! KaBOOM already …

50+ Nature Words Taken Out Of Dictionary

3/5/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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, the father reaches for a children’s dictionary — the one …

Happy 100th Birthday, Green Hour!

2/4/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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 full of activities, inspiration, and ideas, Green Hour is a …

Upload Photos of Kids Outside!

1/28/2009 // By Anne Cissel

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 surf, climbing trees — from all over the world! The …