Great American Backyard Campout

Grin and Gummy Bear It: The Great American Backyard Campout

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – June 17, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: National Wildlife Federation Announces New Ranger Rick …

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Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured …

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public …

Lesser long-nosed bat by Greg Tucker

Wildlife-Watching at Night: Five Species You May Spot in Your Backyard

Welcome to June 2011—a month that has been designated Great Outdoors Month by President Barack Obama and by dozens of states across the country. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’re gearing …

June - Great Outdoors Month

Has Your Governor Submitted a Great Outdoors Month Proclamation?

America’s extensive and diverse outdoor spaces are a source of great national pride, and we have long strived to protect them for future generations. Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits …

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Great American Backyard Campout: Seven Things to Do After Dark

That day on which thousands of people across the nation pitch tents and roll out sleeping bags is almost here—National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout,  slated this year for …

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Gearing up for Ann Arbor’s 3rd Annual Great American Backyard Campout

As a child, spending most summer nights and weekends outside, camping with family and friends, was the thing to do. Our family would often take a weekend trip to Northern …


3 Easy Activities for Campsite Fun

Make a sun catcher, build a bug jug, and eat some “snake” snacks

Photo by Holly Ambrose

Family Camping in January? It Can Be Done — in FLORIDA!

With 2 kids in tow (ages 4 and 17 months), Be Out There mom Holly Ambrose headed for a New Year’s camping adventure just an hour from her home — in Everglades National Park.

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