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The Forecast Calls For Play

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Guest post by Holly A. How many perfect-weather days do you get every year where you live? Where I live in southern Florida, I’d estimate the number would be 75 days. Now think about what it would be like to […] Read more >

Summer Camp and the Great Outdoors: A Natural (and Powerful) Combination!

5/30/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Peg L. Smith As a parent, one of the things I want most for my children (and all children) is the freedom of spirit that includes one’s heart and mind: To explore who they are — their strengths, […] Read more >

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Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

3/27/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Alyson Weinberg There’s a lot of talk these days of “thinking outside the box.” Whether for kids in the classroom or companies in the marketplace, it’s an ability to be cultivated. People who think outside the box are […] Read more >

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Super Potent Rat Poison Harms Wildlife, Pets & Kids

1/24/2013 // By Tony Iallonardo

A super-toxic type of rodenticide has flooded the market in recent decades, a concoction more toxic than traditional rat poisons and more persistent in the environment. Read more >

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The Joy of the Season

12/18/2012 // By Laura Hickey

As the holiday season is upon us, it always prompts me to reflect on all of the things that I hold dear – family, friends, colleagues, and our schools and teachers.  In light of the incredibly senseless and horrific events at […] Read more >

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12 Ways Nature Can Help You Forecast Weather

3/12/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The weather. Wherever you go, there it is, sometimes adding perfection to a day or night, sometimes ruining the best laid plans. But to be forewarned is to be forearmed, if by armed you mean having a rain suit at […] Read more >

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Observations from a Camp Counselor: Kids Need Natural Play

12/20/2011 // By NWF

Maddie Caldwell is an education intern at the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center and a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Environmental Science with a specialization in sustainable development and environmental stewardship. She developed a passion […] Read more >

The Intangible Gift of Outdoor Time

12/15/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents was not a tangible gift at all. It was a gift of an unquenchable curiosity about nature. Read more >

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Protect Our Children from Toxic Air

6/9/2011 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

In less than a minute you can help make a change for the health of our nation’s children and our nation’s wildlife. Read more >

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Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

6/7/2011 // By Jenna Peters

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the contamination of drinking water.  The southern California town of Hinkley […] Read more >