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Pick Up a Pencil and Connect with Nature

1/17/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I’m an environmental education nerd, and frequently troll bookstores for new material. Earlier this month, I stumbled upon a book called The Southern Swamp Explorer. I instantly fell in love with the detailed information and its presentation. Naturally, I stalked the author and […] Read more >

NWF Emerging Leaders Participate in Outdoor Nation Summits This Fall

12/12/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

Outdoor Nation is a community of Outsiders dedicated to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors. For the third consecutive year, Outdoor Nation has hosted a series of Outdoor Nation Summits to find solutions to the challenges that keep people from getting outdoors. […] Read more >

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Toad Hunting with Grandpa

9/11/2012 // By Anne Bolen

I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and didn’t really experience wilderness until I was in college. But because of my grandfather’s creative imagination, I learned that to discover the magic of nature, one need not look farther […] Read more >

STEM Leaders Agree on Relevancy of Environmental Education for Kids of Color

5/7/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Whether it’s at the elementary, undergraduate or professional level, we have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in the “STEM,” or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career fields. That much is clear. What may be less evident, […] Read more >

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

4/30/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

When you think about the outdoors and “outdoorsy” people, what comes to mind? Bearded hikers in flannel shirts? Intrepid retirees armed with the latest in GPS gadgetry ambling through the woods? But not necessarily people of color, right? Sadly, such […] Read more >

NWF Celebrates with Military Kids and Families in the Great Outdoors

4/3/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

On Sunday, April 1st, NWF’s Be Out There campaign joined the Sierra Club, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Military Family Association, and more than twenty other organizations at an event to kick off the Month of the Military […] Read more >

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

3/12/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical factor in a participant’s decision to pursue a career in […] Read more >

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Murmurations: Incredible Footage of a Flock of Birds in Ireland [VIDEO]

11/3/2011 // By Anne Cissel

With so much content on the Internet, it’s a rare moment when something actually gives you goosebumps. This video was posted by Sophia Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith on Vimeo, artfully documenting a moment they experienced while canoeing the River Shannon […] Read more >

(flickr | Brandon Doran)

TV is Killing Me, or: Not Only Kids Need to Get Outside

8/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I watch too much television. It’s tempting to invoke ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’—we’ve discussed the pitfalls of couch-potato-ism and sedentary life several times on Wildlife Promise—but this could be one habit I need to curb. Like, […] Read more >

Eat this dandelion. (flickr | Michael Kappel)

Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

7/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me—and the rules of blogging dictate that I must assume you are—you hear ‘Davidson’ and think of former Davidson College great Stephen Curry, a 2008-09 consensus first-team All-American and current Golden State Warrior (If you’re really, really […] Read more >