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An Exciting Day for Kids and Nature Policy

5/22/2014 // By Adeline Rolnick

Yesterday, just in time for Great Outdoors Month, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) have introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act. This is a huge step forwards for getting kids and families outside! NWF and the Outdoors […] Read more >

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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 >

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Don’t Be a Stranger to the Outdoors

5/17/2012 // By Guest Author

Guest Post By Alyson Weinberg Many contemporary adults fondly remember roaming freely around the neighborhood as kids. Whether riding bikes, exploring a stream, or walking to a nearby store, children only two decades ago had a kind of freedom to explore the […] Read more >

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5 Perplexing Questions About the Outdoors–Answered!

4/10/2012 // By Guest Author

5 Perplexing Questions About the Outdoors–Answered! Read more >

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5 Perplexing Questions About the Outdoors!

4/9/2012 // By Guest Author

Take this fun quiz with your child and test your nature knowledge Read more >

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GUEST POST: Making a Mild Winter Count

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Kimberly Burger Capozzi is a mom and freelance writer based outside Pittsburgh, PA. She has written about parenting issues, wind power and military spending programs, and chronicles her family’s efforts to cook wholesome meals at www.chefzi.blogspot.com. It doesn’t feel like […] Read more >

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5 Parent-Tested Tips to Limit Kids’ Screen Time

1/13/2012 // By Guest Author

How to achieve balance in your home when TVs, iPads and other gadgets lure everyone to the couch Read more >

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LOL (Love an Outdoor Life)

1/13/2012 // By Guest Author

How to maximize outdoor time while acknowledging the role of media in your kid’s lives. Read more >

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6 Ways to Have Fun Outside On the Hottest Day of the Year

6/14/2011 // By Guest Author

Chase nature’s cooler options when the temperature soars. Read more >

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Games Gone Wild: 14 Boredom Busters for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

6/8/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

No batteries necessary! Outdoor fun at its simplest just needs found objects and plenty of imagination Read more >