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6 Outdoor Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Well, it’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time for raking leaves (and jumping in them), sipping spiced cider, and enjoying all the wonderful …

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Looking for An Excuse to Party? Here is a Squirrely One

Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2011 by giving these furry friends something to munch on as they scrounge for winter food sources.

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The Ever-Popular Build-a-Bat-House Website

Have you ever wanted to build a bat house? Apparently, LOTS of people are interested. How do I know? Many years ago, I wrote a page on how to build …

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Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon …

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Parents: How to Start an Outdoor Playgroup

Tips to make outdoor play dates part of your family’s routine

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

12 Places to See Amazing Animals

Wherever you live in the U.S., you are near fabulous places for wildlife watching. Our friends at grandparents.com put together this list to help you find a spot near you: …

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8 Simple Tips To Grow Active, Healthy Kids

Seven hours and 38 minutes. That’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average …

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Bird Crafts for Grandkids

Grandkids visiting? Children of all ages are fascinated by birds, and winter is a great time to watch them or create a “bird restaurant” in your backyard or on your …

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5 Tips to Stay Warm Outside In Winter

It’s not bathing suit weather, but winter’s still a great season for outdoor fun. Be prepared! 1. Dress in Layers Wear several layers of clothing and peel them off if …

Where The Wild Things Are: A “Monster” Hit With Great NWF Educational Materials

The feature film, Where The Wild Things Are, has become a smash hit in the box office, exceeding anyone’s expectations. As educational partner to the film, NWF’s Be Out There Campaign has teamed …

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