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3 Fun Backyard Activities For Kids

Nature bracelets, a homemade compass, and outdoor baby toys

National Summit – Getting Kids Outdoors

By Larry Schweiger I was in Houston yesterday at National Wildlife Federation’s summit on getting kids outdoors.  We had over 1,000 attendees from 101 locations in more than 25 states …

Little Boy Bundled Upon Playground

Make Winter Art With Your Kids

Winter has always seemed like an especially creative time.  Tromping outdoors, I can feel the earth’s quieter energy.  The sky is a nuanced gray, the trees a tangle of black branches, the …

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Finding Time For A Green Hour

Life is full of ironies. In 2007, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Green Hour program, giving parents the tools to make the outdoors part of their children’s daily life. How?  …

Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games,  By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four …

Be Out There: Five Great Online Tools For Parents To Increase Their Kids’ Outdoor Time

Moms and dads who want to increase the amount of outdoor play time their kids are getting each week can find valuable help from the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There parents’ education program by using five terrific online tools.

Be Out There: Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such …

Be Out There: The Ten Reasons Parents Should Care About Outdoor Time For Kids

The National Wildlife Federation’s new Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so.

NWF and Where The Wild Things Are

NWF has always been about “wild things,” so our latest partnership is especially exciting! The National Wildlife Federation has teamed with the upcoming feature film Where the Wild Things Are, …

For Every Playground You Visit and Share–NWF Recieves $1

We’re so glad you found your way to the National Wildlife Federation! We’re excited to share a new project we have going and hope you’ll join us!  OK…here’s how it …

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