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5 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with Your Kids

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 …

Mud

Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

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 …

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

“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 …

Go Green Times Three This St. Patrick’s Day

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

My kids playing on an iPad

The Best Apps for Kids who Love Animal Facts

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

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

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – February 8, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Interior Nominee a Strong Voice for America’s Great …

Advice from Moms & Dads on Getting Outside, Even When It’s Chilly

On January 17, Be Out There held its first ever Facebook Chat, “Bundle Up and Be Out There.” We asked for tips, tricks, success stories, and even some concerns about getting …

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