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

5/20/2011 // By Max Greenberg

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 and elsewhere, this leads to kids who are less engaged […] Read more >

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Guest Post: A New Appreciation for Connecting Kids to Nature

5/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

This post was written by Emory University student and NWF intern Jessica Deere. Growing up in a rural town in southeast Missouri, I never realized children could be disconnected from nature. I spent time camping and fishing in nearby rivers […] Read more >

Awarding of Eco-Schools USA 'Green Flag' at Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

4/29/2011 // By Laura Hickey

On April 28th, I traveled to Savannah with my colleague, NaTaki Osborne Jelks, to visit the Savannah Country Day School Lower School (SCDS).  SCDS was one of the first schools to be registered as an Eco-School in November 2009, and […] Read more >

Breakout session at the Young Leaders Assembly (Crystal Webb)

Guest Post: At Young Leaders Assembly, ‘Doers’ Look to the Future of Conservation

4/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Crystal Webb joined the NWF Southeast Regional Center in 2011 as Oil Spill Response Manager.  Prior to coming to NWF she was in management consulting focusing her practice in organizational change management and strategic communications. In her free time, she […] Read more >

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Young, and Leading the Movement to Connect with Nature

4/14/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I hope I can be forgiven for saying that the conservation movement, like any community, can sometimes seem a bit like a how-many-does-it-take-to-screw-in-a-light-bulb-ready clique. I work with pretty much the same people at NWF every day, and patterns emerge over […] Read more >

Spring Greening: Obama Calls for Americans to “Get Outside!”

2/17/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Spring is around the corner and Americans are excited to get back outside! The Obama Administration agrees, yesterday releasing the America’s Great Outdoors report, which serves as a blueprint for how American families can reconnect to nature. The report, part of a broader […] Read more >

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Getting Outside for Grandma

1/19/2011 // By Max Greenberg

My maternal grandmother passed away on Tuesday. She was 92—born the same day the Allies beat back German forces in the Battle of Amiens during World War I. I had done a bad job of staying in touch with her […] Read more >

Steps For Activating Kids: Get Outside

11/19/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Usually I blog about climate change, but right now my mind is on running and jumping. Or lack thereof. I just read an interesting (and scary) post over at the Public Library of Science blogs on the stunning inactivity of […] Read more >

Let’s Move Outside!, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Launched

6/1/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF and a broad community representing businesses and non-profits announced a new national coalition, called the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), aimed to address the growing divide between children and families and the natural world.
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National Summit: Connecting Children and the Outdoors

4/10/2010 // By Christine Dorsey

Did you know that the average American child spends 53 hours per week staring at some kind of electronic screen? Today, National Wildlife Federation hosted a national summit on children and the outdoors to explore the indoor childhood problem and what we can all do at the local, state and federal level to halt this dangerous trend. Read more >