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The author, on the trail at five. Taking kids camping is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. (Photo: Mary Burnette)

Camping Traditions Provide Best Family Memories

6/14/2012 // By Mary Burnette

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 of backpacking in the high country of Yosemite every summer. Yosemite […] Read more >

Last spring we visited Virginia's Great Falls National Park during one of the free weekends.

Top Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Visiting National Parks

1/13/2012 // By Kristy Myers

  I’m packing for our first-ever trip to Everglades National Park. It’s my kids’ winter break, and when we sat down as a family to figure out where we wanted to go, it was my wildlife-loving son who lobbied hard […] Read more >

An American Bald Eagle perched on a tree in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

12/22/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >