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Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

3/20/2014 // By Emily Fano

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior Rangers at PS57, a Green Flag Eco-School in Staten Island New York, […] Read more >

Na'Taki conducting stream monitoring with Earth Tomorrow students.

NWF’s Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Honored with White House Champions of Change Award

3/17/2014 // By Anne Goddard

The Obama Administration selected Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, manager of Education and Advocacy Programs in National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta office, as one of 14 White House Champions of Change for her outstanding work in engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.   Na’Taki’s recognition […] Read more >

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Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History

1/14/2014 // By Gretchen Pierce

Kids say the darndest things. Especially in Ranger Rick magazine, where kids have been writing in to their favorite raccoon since the first “Dear Ranger Rick” column appeared in November 1968. From thoughtful poems to imaginative drawings to hilarious stories, […] Read more >

Ricky Raccoon drawing by Griffin, age 7

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

9/19/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

The October issue of Ranger Rick Jr. has hit mailboxes, and this month’s magazine is extra special because it includes the five winning drawings from our Draw Ricky contest. The contest ran from April 15 to June 30, and we […] Read more >

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

Get Ranger Rick’s New Printable: The Ultimate Summer Bucket List with 30 Ideas for Outdoor Fun

6/21/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Happy first day of summer! Hopefully you’re kicking it off with the Great American Backyard Campout tomorrow. If you need some more ideas for how to celebrate summer, we’ve got just the thing: Ranger Rick’s Ultimate Summer Bucket List! Our […] Read more >

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Meet the Artist Behind Ricky Raccoon and Enter Ranger Rick Jr.’s “Draw Ricky” Contest

6/4/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Ranger Rick Jr. magazine’s “Draw Ricky” contest is underway, and we’ve already received a TON of great drawings of Ricky Raccoon, the magazine’s mascot. Haven’t entered yet? Head to our website by June 30 to submit your child’s best Ricky […] Read more >

Ricky Raccoon waving

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest for Kids

4/15/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

One of the funnest parts of my job as Assistant Editor of Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is opening mail from our young readers. Every time I dig into the big pile of envelopes I know I’m going to find touching […] Read more >

butterfly on flower by JF Bruzan

5 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Learn About Butterflies Day

3/14/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Spring is in the air, and that means that soon something else will be in the air: butterflies! March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day, so spend some time outside with your kids today and see if you can spot […] 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 >

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

4/17/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And it was wonderful to hear Education Secretary Arne Duncan express […] Read more >

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