children and nature

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

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 …

Na'Taki conducting stream monitoring with Earth Tomorrow students.

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

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 …

ranger rick poster from december 1974

Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History

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 …

Ricky Raccoon drawing by Griffin, age 7

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

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 …

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

Get Ranger Rick’s New Printable: The Ultimate Summer Bucket List…

artist christian slade

Meet the Artist Behind Ricky Raccoon and Enter Ranger Rick…

Ricky Raccoon waving

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest for Kids

butterfly on flower by JF Bruzan

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

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 …

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. …

Kidsoutdoorsdtinker

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

  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 …

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