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Your Chance to GiveBIG

4/25/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Mark Your Calendar On May 2nd you have the opportunity to maximize your donation to the National Wildlife Federation by donating through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG program. GiveBIG is a one day opportunity to donate to Seattle area nonprofits including […] Read more >

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Nature’s “Mirror Mirror”: 13 Spectacular Photos with Water Reflection

3/24/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these photos that use water reflection to make them extra special. Read more >

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12 Ways Nature Can Help You Forecast Weather

3/12/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The weather. Wherever you go, there it is, sometimes adding perfection to a day or night, sometimes ruining the best laid plans. But to be forewarned is to be forearmed, if by armed you mean having a rain suit at […] Read more >

Take a moment to enjoy the beauty in your own backyard. (Photo: Anne Senft)

Five Ways to Make the Most of Extra Daylight

3/9/2012 // By Anne Senft

With Daylight Saving Time  in full force, many of us are enjoying the extra hour of evening daylight. How do we make the most of this gift? Here are some thoughts. 1) Share the hour – Gather up friends and […] Read more >

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Study: Kids in Green Neighborhoods Play Outside More

1/10/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Sometimes it takes academia a while to catch up with things we ‘know’ at a gut level. Case in point: a recent study published in the International Journal of Health Geographics, Tweeted along by childhood researcher and “play advocate” Tim […] Read more >

We hiked Pilot Mountain State Park the day after Thanksgiving while visiting family in North Carolina.

A Resolution Good for the Whole Family: 5 Tips for Spending More Time Outdoors

12/31/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I have to start by saying that New Year’s resolutions aren’t really my thing. All too often my resolutions hit the dust bin after the first or second week of the new year because, like all goals, they require planning […] Read more >

Great American Backyard Campout

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

6/30/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout. This event is the […] Read more >

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Fireflies in Brooklyn: Camping Under the Stars in New York City

6/30/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

“Do you want to see the fireflies, honey?” That is what I heard a mother say to her daughter when I was walking in one of this country’s most urban and diverse places in the country – Brooklyn, NY. The […] 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 >

Behind the scenes at the Today Show. David Mizejewski holding the red fox while talking with Kathie Lee and Hoda. MBlevins/NWF

Wild Animals, Camping and Justin Bieber: Behind the Scenes with NWF at the Today Show

6/28/2011 // By Megan Blevins

The National Wildlife Federation’s Naturalist and Media Personality David Mizejewski has been appearing on television for years, bringing wildlife into people’s homes while sharing NWF’s mission with  millions of viewers.   As a broadcasting enthusiast and a regular follower of Dave’s […] Read more >