Give Kids a Break: Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Value of Recess

The new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics about the importance of recess time brought back some vivid memories of my days on the playground. At the risk of …

Wildlife Take the Gold for True Olympic Feats

Olympic fever has taken hold of the world—we’re all cheering for our favorite athletes. While human Olympians have amazing physical abilities, for wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean …

Camping Traditions Provide Best Family Memories

Camping comes in all styles but traditional camping trips are perhaps the most special. When I was young, my parents took me and my two older sisters for three weeks …

Summer Reading to Inspire Outdoor Time for Kids

We’ve all read a lot about our kids and how we are raising a generation of indoor children glued to their electronic devices. We know that the reduction in outside …

Dressing for Success for Kids Means Getting Dirty

NWF’s new report, The Dirt on Dirt, brings back memories for me about the joy that being dirty provides kids. When my oldest son was 9 or 10 he went to his …

Make Way for Ducklings in Washington, DC [VIDEO]

A wonderful children’s classic, Make Way for Ducklings, tells the story of a family of mallard ducks who make their home in Boston and face some challenges dealing with Boston …

Treehouse Removal Could Threaten Kids’ Health

A father in Fairfax County, where the National Wildlife Federation is headquartered, recently received word that the treehouse he built for his sons, ages 9 and11, violated county zoning laws and …

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Bald Eagle Gets Mouth-to-Beak Resuscitation

The return of America’s iconic bird from the brink of extinction is one of our country’s  best endangered species success stories.  It’s heartening to know that efforts to protect the bald …

Royal Wedding Aims to Keep Things Green

OK, so I admit it. The romantic in me has unabashedly taken over and I’m caught up in the royal wedding frenzy. While it’s not known if bride-to-be Kate Middleton …

Shedding Dogs Help Wildlife

Do you have a dog that sheds his winter coat leaving clumps of fur all over your house?  I have a Shepard/Akita that is shedding like crazy at this time …

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