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Eco Boys And Girls Inspire Kids to Live and Play Sustainably

For Earth Day in 2010, Maria Snyder debuted her characters, the Eco Boys And Girls, at the Liberty Science Center. Snyder, an activist, artist and model, developed Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray …

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Weekly News Roundup- October 4, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Government shutdown spells trouble for wildlife, but it also spells trouble for you! Coal is continuing to play dirty. Read about the …

Sage and native grasses surround this barn, with the Grand Tetons in the background. Photo by Dawn Wilson, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant.

Weekly News Roundup- September 27, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? It’s flu season for ‘ewe.’  For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases-including pneumonia-are a huge problem. Plant your own “Mother Willow!” Help …

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Help NWF and Disney Junior Plant 5,000 Trees for Wildlife

Disney Junior and National Wildlife Federation are working together to plant 5,000 trees across America! You can help us by visiting DisneyJuniorGiveATree.NWF.org and telling us where you would like to …

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Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

The October issue of Ranger Rick Jr. has hit mailboxes, and this month’s magazine is extra special because it includes the five winning drawings from our Draw Ricky contest. The …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Schoolyard Habitats

Guest post by Margaret Redman. Over 5,000 schools around the world have certified their campuses with the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program. In order to become certified, schools must provide …

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Weekly News Roundup- August 16, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Drum roll please!  NWF’s  43rd Annual Photo Contest People’s Choice Award goes to…*opens the envelope* Bottlenose dolphin deaths continue. Why? Read the …

A polar bear swimming for survival. y National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Richard Seeley.

Top 10 Wild Ways to Stay Cool

From polar bears to squirrels, wildlife all have their own ways of beating the wilting summer heat without cranking up the air conditioning.  With these cool tips in mind, you …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area …

Local School Greening Projects Get a Helping Hand

There are 140 Eco-Schools across the five boroughs of New York City; many have fantastic school greening initiatives that need funding. Whether it’s starting a recycling program, creating an urban wildlife habitat garden, …

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