Be Out There

Holiday gifts ideas for outdoor play.

Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Play: Think Outside the (X) Box

We have updated gift ideas for 2013! Check out some Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals >> Paging through the latest toy catalog from one of my favorite department stores, …

You can help NWF meet our goal of getting 10 MIllion Kids outside.

Getting Kids Back Outside—NWF Tackles the Problem

Our announcement of NWF’s 10 Million Kids Outdoors goal reminds me of a journey that dramatizes the serious nature of the problem we face. On a flight from Washington D.C. …

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of …

Man (and Daughter) Meet Baby Snapping Turtle

Yesterday, while leaving the office on a lunch appointment, I saw something small scamper under a coworker’s pickup truck. Peering under the truck, I concluded it was probably a baby …

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Weekly News Roundup – August 30, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Report Says Climate Change Ruined Summer in the …

Much of broadcast news today is junk food with too much candy and spice, and too little fruits and vegetables.

What’s Not Making the News

As a boy living in Pittsburgh, I watched KDKA, one of the world’s first commercial television stations, and WQED, the nation’s first community-sponsored public television station, on my family’s Crosley …

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Damselflies, Dragonflies and Unexpected Discoveries

I’ve got a new hideout. At least that’s what my son calls it—the natural area by the stream down the street. We had stopped by the other day, hoping to …

Ranger Rick gives a "high five" to Mike Bartlett, President, New Hampshire Audubon as NWF's Regional Representative Don Hooper, and NWF Board of Director, Paul Beaudette look on.

Taking My Son To Work Day: Ranger Rick Loves the Granite State

I cherish the days, when I invite my nine year old son to work (soon to be 10 years old — can you believe it?). Often I am sitting at …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

Wildlife Take the Gold for True Olympic Feats

Olympic fever has taken hold of the world—we’re all cheering for our favorite athletes. While human Olympians have amazing physical abilities, for wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean …

Looking up at Rainier from the trail (photo: Bryn Fluharty)

A Break in the Clouds? Run for the Hills in Seattle

Living in Seattle will teach you one thing: when the sun breaks through the clouds you take advantage of it and get outside! As most of the country swelters in …

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