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Seeing Red? Don’t Stress It; Head Outside for Some Green!

4/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

According to the American Psychological Association (APA) more than one third of Americans report high stress levels, and one in five say they feel very stressed at least half of each month. Stress impacts our health with physical symptoms like fatigue, […] Read more >

Kids watching sunset at a lake

5 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with Your Kids

4/19/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Earth Day is almost here! Are you ready? If not, no worries. There is still plenty of time to plan a fun activity to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with your kids. Here are a few of my favorites: Visit […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – March 29, 2013

3/29/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New guide addresses parents’ weather-related concerns around letting kids enjoy outdoor playtime March 27 – The new weather guide emphasizes the […] Read more >

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Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

3/27/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Alyson Weinberg There’s a lot of talk these days of “thinking outside the box.” Whether for kids in the classroom or companies in the marketplace, it’s an ability to be cultivated. People who think outside the box are […] Read more >

Tree Time: A Kids’ Guide to Tree Facts and Fun

3/20/2013 // By Lindsay Legendre

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree,” wrote poet Joyce Kilmer. In addition to their beauty, trees are regal and leafy friends that play an important role in our environment and serve all […] Read more >

Go Green Times Three This St. Patrick’s Day

3/14/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest Post By Susan E. Goodman There’s a saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks and leprechauns are one way to go green on March 17th, but there are other ways, too… like getting a head start on […] Read more >

Sucia Island State Park is a 564-acre marine park with 77,700 feet of shoreline. Sucia Island is considered the crown jewel of the state's marine park system. It is consistently ranked as one of the top boating destinations in the world. Sucia Island and several smaller islands comprise the "Sucia group."

Share Your Photos to Protect Washington’s State Parks

3/12/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Next week, our beloved Washington State Parks will turn 100 years old, but their future is uncertain as budget cuts put the entire park system at risk. The thought of losing these special places tugs at my heart.  As I […] Read more >

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 >

My kids playing on an iPad

The Best Apps for Kids who Love Animal Facts

2/15/2013 // By Carla Brown

Find out which wildlife-themed kids apps engaged my kids and hopefully they will inspire your kids to care about wildlife too! Read more >

Delight in Bird Sightings with Your Child. The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Weekend.

2/13/2013 // By Christina Batcheler

This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count, and I plan to introduce my 4-year-old to this event that engages bird watchers of all ages to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. It will be easy and […] Read more >