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Na'Taki with Earth Tomorrow students at Arabia Mountain in Georgia.

Weekly News Roundup: White House Champions of Change and More!

3/21/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Climate Change vs. Big Cats From intimidating bears to fierce gators, mascots across the country are the face of any college athletic program.  It is hard to not feel a surge of school spirit when you see your beloved mascot take […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Mascot Madness, National Wildlife Week and More!

3/14/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Spring Awakening In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” and it’s a […] Read more >

Blue-spotted salamander photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Anderson.

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

3/12/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” […] Read more >

Rebecca Brown, left, poses with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell with the Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann/DOI

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

3/11/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people and the outdoors for “the health of our economy and […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

3/7/2014 // By Anne Goddard

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision is in their hands—this pipeline will harm wildlife and exacerbate […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Youths and DOI Secretary Talk Public Lands and More!

2/28/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Getting the Dirt on Earthworms As spring approaches, many gardeners are ready to dive back into planting their favorite flora; but anyone prone to working the soil knows that you will encounter slimy annelids known as earthworms.  So, before you […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Calling All Environmental Reporters!

2/21/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Battle of the Bobcats NWF supporter Rebecca Sabac captured an incredible wildlife sighting recently. While driving down Highway 27 in the Everglades, she caught sight of a beautiful bobcat perching in a tree. However, this was no serene sight. Click […] Read more >

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Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

1/25/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Kristen Laine. It was as a young adult that Yemaya Maurer, coauthor of AMC Guide to Winter Hiking & Camping, became aware of the pleasures of traveling through a winter landscape and mourned a childhood that hadn’t included […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- January 24, 2014

1/24/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A Whale of a Problem: More Pilot Whales Stranded in Florida Dear Ranger Rick: Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History Climate Change: Senate Steps Up for Climate   National Wildlife Federation […] Read more >

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Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History

1/14/2014 // By Gretchen Pierce

Kids say the darndest things. Especially in Ranger Rick magazine, where kids have been writing in to their favorite raccoon since the first “Dear Ranger Rick” column appeared in November 1968. From thoughtful poems to imaginative drawings to hilarious stories, […] Read more >