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5 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with Your Kids

4/19/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Earth Day is almost here! Are you ready? If not, no worries. There is still plenty of time to plan a fun activity to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with your kids. Here are a few of my favorites: Visit […] Read more >

Mud

Dirt, Bugs, and Raindrops, Oh My!

3/27/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Alyson Weinberg There’s a lot of talk these days of “thinking outside the box.” Whether for kids in the classroom or companies in the marketplace, it’s an ability to be cultivated. People who think outside the box are […] Read more >

My Daughter, Cidney, with her first fish

Montana Sushi Girl: My Fish Tale

9/5/2012 // By Land Tawney

The first time I took my daughter camping we went to Rock Creek, a blue ribbon trout stream just 30 minutes east of Missoula, Montana. My father took me there when I was a kid. Perhaps like him, I realized […] 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: 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 >