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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 >

Weekly News Roundup – February 8, 2013

2/8/2013 // By Mary Price

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 Outdoors February 06-President Barack Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, chief […] Read more >

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

1/28/2013 // By Christine Uncles

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 the kids back outside to enjoy nature now that winter […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – January 4, 2013

1/4/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Transocean Pleads Guilty to Violating CWA and Will Pay $1.4 Billion January 3 - The Department of Justice announced today that Transocean […] Read more >

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Give Kids a Break: Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Value of Recess

1/4/2013 // By Mary Burnette

The new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics about the importance of recess time brought back some vivid memories of my days on the playground. At the risk of aging myself, I remember when my grammar school in San […] Read more >

Holiday gifts ideas for outdoor play.

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

11/9/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

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, I noticed not one of the kid’s holiday toys encouraged […] Read more >

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Getting Kids Back Outside—NWF Tackles the Problem

10/10/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

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. to San Francisco I found sitting in the window seat […] Read more >

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

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 those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the […] Read more >

Man (and Daughter) Meet Baby Snapping Turtle

10/3/2012 // By Allen Cooper

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 snapping turtle since it had the tail and neck of […] Read more >