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Hannah is Senior Editor at Ranger Rick magazine. She spends as much time as possible outdoors, which often means trying to keep her two young kids from eating acorns at the parks near her home in Washington, DC.
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Ranger Rick Goes High Tech

12/5/2012 // By Hannah Schardt

My kids know that I write for Ranger Rick magazine and, I am sorry to say, they are not all that impressed. Don’t get me wrong. They love the magazine. But when asked about what I do, they say that my job […] Read more >

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4 Real-Life Angry Birds

12/8/2011 // By Hannah Schardt

Even the animal lovers at Ranger Rick can appreciate the fun in Angry Birds—and REAL angry birds. Here are a few of our favorite avian toughies. Read more >

Amtrak Kids Depot website

As if trains weren’t already fun enough…

4/21/2011 // By Hannah Schardt

All aboard! Amtrak’s new kids’ website offers fun games that test memory, problem-solving, and environmental know-how. Read more >

Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal

Congrats, Ranger Rick!

3/25/2011 // By Hannah Schardt

As the newest editor on the Ranger Rick staff, I can take exactly none of the credit for the magazine’s most recent big award. But I can already see the everyday, behind-the-scenes work that makes these magazines so extraordinary. Potty humor, anyone? Read more >

Bald eagle in flight, photographed by Jim McCollum

Cleared for Landing

11/23/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

A bald eagle slows to land in a nearly leafless tree near Maryland’s Conowingo Dam. Photographed by Jim McCollum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read more >

raven by Efren Adalem

Spooky Animals: Photo Gallery

10/29/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

Edgar Allen Poe’s “grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore” is actually one of the smartest birds around, using tools to collect hard-to-reach food and, in lab experiments, appearing to use logic to solve complex problems. Read more >

Praying mantis, photographed in Groton, Connecticut, by Kevin Skrzynski

Backyard Wildlife Photo of the Week: Praying Mantis

10/21/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

Ready for its close-up, this praying mantis looms large over a small crowd of blissfully unaware humans in the background. 17-year-old Kevin Skrzynski noticed the insect while on vacation in Connecticut. Read more >

Home energy auditor points out the air leaks around a door

It’s Cool Outside! Give Your Home an Energy Audit

10/13/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

If you cannot afford a professional home energy audit or don’t want to wait, you can conduct your own audit of your home’s efficiency. Read more >

Pacific tree frog

Backyard Nature Photo of the Week: Pacific Tree Frog

10/12/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

Tree frog? What tree frog? Efren Adalem spotted and photographed this tiny, well-camouflaged Pacific tree frog (Pseudocris regilla) in his Watsonville, California, backyard. Read more >

California condor by the US Fish and Wildlife Service

California Condor Population Hits 100

10/7/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

One of the most endangered birds in the world celebrates a happy milestone this week: On Wednesday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that for the first time in half a century, 100 wild California condors now fly free […] Read more >

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