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Camp Beneath the Southern Pines

7/27/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

There are things in this life of which I’m certain: I love summer, I love to camp, and I love living in and exploring the southeast. However, the combination of these matters leaves much to be desired when the humidity, …

Toad abode. Photo by NWF

Wildlife Camping in Our Backyards

7/24/2015 // By Abby Barber

This summer, National Wildlife Federation’s is celebrating our annual Great American Campout. Camping is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and maybe even spot some wildlife. If you camp in wilderness areas, you might get …

Teaching the next generation to kayak #proveronawrong. Photo shared by David Harp

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

7/20/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime is shrinking. Most recently, my friend Rona Kobell with the …

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5 Under 5: Add (Lightweight) Fun To Your Campout

6/27/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Now that Great American Campout season is underway, I’ve got outdoor fun on my mind! As much as I love to unplug and relax when I’m out on the trail, when I take a trek with my niece and nephew, …

Weekly News Roundup: Take the Pledge, Camp for Wildlife and more

6/26/2015 // By Linda Argueta

For the 11th year, the National Wildlife Federation is celebrating the Great American Campout! Officially kicking off on June 27, the widely popular nationwide event encourages people of all ages to get outdoors and camp! Not sure where to camp? …

Grand Teton. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Andrew Parsons

7 National Parks to Camp in this Summer

6/26/2015 // By Abby Barber

Did you know the National Park System includes 407 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? These areas vary in shape and size, and nearly 60 national …

Tents under the night sky. (c) The Muir Project.

Gazer Guide: Prepare for Your Night Under the Stars

6/17/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Why stress out finding a five-star hotel, when camping offers an estimated 300 billion stars just in the Milky Way? The night sky has a way of captivating gazers, new and old. This guide will prepare you for a memorable night under the stars. Mind-Boggling …

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HUNT Act Would Open Locked Public Lands

8/1/2014 // By Russell Bassett

Recreating outdoors—whether you fish, hunt, hike, camp, or all of the above—is not only a ton of fun, it’s also good for you. There is considerable evidence the exercise involved with these activities, coupled with the de-stressing benefits of being …

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Camping, Community, Fun!

7/17/2014 // By Guest Author

By Elayne Elliott The NWF Atlanta office celebrated Great Outdoors Month by hosting its 4th annual Great American Backyard Campout at the Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta with help from partners, the USDA Forest Service and the West Atlanta Watershed …

This picture of a polar bear shaking off was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry.

Weekly News Roundup: A Huge Win for Wildlife and more!

6/6/2014 // By Linda Argueta

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules that would put limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Issued under the Clean Air Act, the rule will give states a variety of options for cutting carbon pollution. These new …

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