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6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

11/9/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive my favorite Veterans Day activities: thanking the veterans in my life […] Read more >

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Top 5 Halloween Happenings at NWF Seattle

10/31/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

The crisp, fall air and brilliant reds and oranges of fall in Seattle make it absolutely impossible not to get outside and enjoy the season. In honor of Seattle’s late-October natural wonders, we decided to share our Top 5 Halloween […] Read more >

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How Did You Celebrate Great Outdoors Month?

6/29/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  June is a special time to celebrate and enjoy the Great Outdoors, as proclaimed by President Obama and nearly all U.S. Governors.  This year, Great Outdoors month was full of all sorts of amazing events and activities around the […] Read more >

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

6/28/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media hit list alongside the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign; which […] Read more >

Grin and Gummy Bear It: The Great American Backyard Campout

6/20/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Camping is sweet, especially when there are gummy bears involved. These tasty critters are gearing up for the Great American Backyard Campout on June 25, 2011. So can you. The Campout is a great opportunity for kids and parents to connect […] Read more >

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

4/20/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and restore the Brandon Street Natural Area, I began to wonder, just […] Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

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NWF and Let’s Move! in Estes Park, Colorado

10/12/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Patrick Fitzgerald, NWF’s Director of Education Advocacy. Hello from Colorado! This week I’m at the 125th anniversary of camping celebration at the beautiful YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center.  The center sits 8,000 feet […] Read more >

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