connecting to nature

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Pick Up a Pencil and Connect with Nature

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 …

NWF Emerging Leaders Participate in Outdoor Nation Summits This Fall

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 …

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Toad Hunting with Grandpa

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 …

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

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 …

NWF Celebrates with Military Kids and Families in the Great…

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

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Murmurations: Incredible Footage of a Flock of Birds in Ireland…

(flickr | Brandon Doran)

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

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 …

Eat this dandelion. (flickr | Michael Kappel)

Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

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 …

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The Eyes Have It: Study Shows Trading Screen Time for Green Time is Better for Kids’ Hearts

We all have a sense that kids nowadays spend too much time indoors, and too much of that staring at screens. As detailed in last year’s NWF Whole Child Report …

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