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3 Fun Backyard Activities For Kids

9/9/2010 // By Guest Author

Nature bracelets, a homemade compass, and outdoor baby toys Read more >

National Summit – Getting Kids Outdoors

4/11/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

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 focused on how we can counter the indoors deficit facing […] Read more >

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Make Winter Art With Your Kids

2/1/2010 // By Mary Quattlebaum

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 sparrows brown and fluffed against the cold.  It might be […] Read more >

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Finding Time For A Green Hour

1/27/2010 // By Anne Cissel

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?  Using the Internet—considered by many the enemy to outdoor experience. […] Read more >

Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

12/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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 to seven minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play.  This causes […] Read more >

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

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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 as "stranger danger."   While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >

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

10/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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. Read more >

NWF and Where The Wild Things Are

10/9/2009 // By Rachel Faulkner

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, to launch Be Out There™, a national campaign to get […] Read more >

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

4/3/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

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 goes: Have you ever heard of KaBOOM!?  If not, let […] Read more >