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Green Your Screen Time: Make digital technology your ally in getting kids outside

3/5/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Kimblerly Burger Capozzi As kids spend more time with their electronic gadgets and less time playing outside, the gadgets themselves may seem like the problem. But did you know that those blinking screens can actually help get […] Read more >

Tents set up at the Great American Backyard Campout in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Happy National Get Outdoors Day!

6/8/2012 // By NWF

Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day, the cherry atop Great Outdoors Month and another great opportunity to move toward getting millions of new kids outdoors on a regular basis and connected to nature. Why is this important? As […] Read more >

Enjoying our bird picnic

Behind the Scenes: Designing Bird Activities for Kids

10/15/2010 // By Carla Brown

I have my dream job here at National Wildlife Federation, making websites to support our mission. I get to do a wide range of tasks, but my favorite lately is creating children’s activities for our Activity Finder website. It’s a […] Read more >

Outside playing with snow flurries

5 Tips to Stay Warm Outside In Winter

1/6/2010 // By Anne Cissel

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 you get too warm. The heat captured in between the […] Read more >

Outdoor Ideas for the Holidays

8 Easy Ways to Create Your Own Outdoor Holiday Tradition

12/17/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Let’s face it: It might feel a bit claustrophobic in the house at this time of year—with the kids underfoot, relatives hovering over you, and the strain of cooking, cleaning, shopping, and buying presents. Plus—who couldn’t use a brisk walk after eating […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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Mother Nature’s Late Show: 9 Tips for Watching Wildlife at Night

10/1/2005 // By Guest Author

When the sun goes down and songbirds disappear into cover to roost, you might think that backyard wildlife watching is finished for the day. But the truth is that when darkness sets in, there is merely a change of characters […] Read more >