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Bear Mountain State Park, one of my favorite local parks.  Photo by Dave Overcash.

Today is Kids to Parks Day!

5/17/2014 // By Adeline Rolnick

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, we didn’t have easy access to what everyone thinks of as America’s iconic parks—getting to Yellowstone or Yosemite required a long plane ride, and we were much more likely […] Read more >

Save Wildlife One Chapter at a Time

8/19/2013 // By Ann Morgan

When I was a child growing up in the urban wilds of Los Angeles, my favorite place was a local park with a natural hillside trail that my sisters, brothers and I explored.  One old eucalyptus tree always hosted a […] Read more >

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

Get Ranger Rick’s New Printable: The Ultimate Summer Bucket List with 30 Ideas for Outdoor Fun

6/21/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Happy first day of summer! Hopefully you’re kicking it off with the Great American Backyard Campout tomorrow. If you need some more ideas for how to celebrate summer, we’ve got just the thing: Ranger Rick’s Ultimate Summer Bucket List! Our […] Read more >

butterfly on flower by JF Bruzan

5 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Learn About Butterflies Day

3/14/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Spring is in the air, and that means that soon something else will be in the air: butterflies! March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day, so spend some time outside with your kids today and see if you can spot […] Read more >

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Voters Across the Political Spectrum Agree: Kids Need to Get Outdoors

7/23/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

While Congress hasn’t agreed on much these days, those who elected them sure have.  A national poll of voters from a wide variety of regions, backgrounds and political leanings has indicated that 82 percent of the electorate, conservatives, liberals and […] Read more >

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Captivated by a Landscape: Four Special or Ordinary Places to Take Your Breath Away

6/21/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Spectacular rainforests are closer to home than you might think. The entire North American coastline from southern Alaska to central California is home to some of the last intact coastal temperate rainforests in the world. It is a stunning landscape, […] Read more >

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My Run in With a Mountain Lion

4/24/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Working at NWF allows me to work on issues that affect our daily lives–like mercury and carbon pollution, but also issues that will shape future generations and their connection with nature–like preventing the expansion of dirty fuels such as tar […] Read more >

Dirt can be beneficial for kids (flickr | Mandajuice)

Dressing for Success for Kids Means Getting Dirty

4/13/2012 // By Mary Burnette

NWF’s new report, The Dirt on Dirt, brings back memories for me about the joy that being dirty provides kids. When my oldest son was 9 or 10 he went to his first sleep-away camp with the Boy Scouts. He spent weeks […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – January 6, 2012

1/6/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Happy New Year everyone! For this week’s roundup, I want to highlight some of the amazing press coverage National Wildlife Federation has received over the past two weeks. I’ll be back with the regular format next week. Enjoy! Jan 6: […] Read more >

Less than 4 miles from a coal-fired power plant, my kids enjoyed this beach only once the past 2 years.

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

Our kids need to spend more time outside experiencing nature, developing an appreciation for wildlife and the habitat that birds, fish, butterflies and everything else (including us) depend upon.  My family would love to spend more time at this great […] Read more >

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