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A storm approaches near Hot Springs, South Dakota. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jason Heritage.

Celebrate Nature Photography Day

6/13/2014 // By Avelino Maestas

While you make plans to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, consider taking your camera along, because Sunday is also Nature Photography Day. We’re huge photography fans here at National Wildlife Federation, and every year we host the National Wildlife Photo Contest. The […] Read more >

Kelly Moore grew a field of poppies in honor of her father, pictured, who was known for his own poppy garden earlier in life. Photo donated to the National Wildlife Photo Contest.

How to Garden Your Way to Health and Happiness

6/6/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Growing up, I didn’t need anything to motivate me outside, but I tried my best to profit from it. I had a neighborhood business pulling weeds, raking leaves, planting trees and watering flowers while neighbors were out of town. I […] Read more >

Kicking up my feet. #campie

10 of the Best Things About Camping

5/21/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Camping provides some of the best opportunities to take photos and show off all the cool things you’re doing. A gorgeous landscape, mouth-watering food, great friends and crazy adventures. This summer, capture and share your cookout or Great American Backyard […] Read more >

Go for a swim.

9 Things Wildlife Think You Could Do Outdoors This Month

If there was ever a time to be encouraged to spend more time outdoors in nature, it’s during the month of June, which has been officially proclaimed as Great Outdoors Month! Since we know that simply figuring out what to […] Read more >

bison yell

VIDEO: What to Do During Great Outdoors Month

5/28/2013 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Birds do it, bees do it, so surely all of us can do it! June is Great Outdoors Month, which means that if there was ever a time to be encouraged to spend more time outdoors in nature, it’s now. […] Read more >

Tents set up at the Great American Backyard Campout in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Happy National Get Outdoors Day!

6/8/2012 // By NWF

Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day, the cherry atop Great Outdoors Month and another great opportunity to move toward getting millions of new kids outdoors on a regular basis and connected to nature. Why is this important? As […] Read more >

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Photo of the Day: Wildflowers and Wilderness

6/3/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Explore the Outdoors! June is Great Outdoors Month — a time to get outside and enjoy America's wild places. Check out Top 5 Ways To Celebrate Great Outdoors Month for some fun ways to get involved.   This Photo of […] Read more >

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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

6/1/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

It’s an election year, and you know what that means: Republican and Democrats have a hard time agreeing on much of anything. Thankfully, enjoying the Great Outdoors is an exception to that rule.  Today is the start of Great Outdoors […] Read more >

Barred Owl by Peggy Hanna

Things That Go Bump—or Hoot—in the Night: 5 Animals You May Hear While Camping in Your Yard

6/1/2012 // By Laura Tangley

Welcome to June, officially designated as Great Outdoors Month by the federal government and several states across the country. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’ll be celebrating the outdoors in a big way on June 23 with NWF’s Great American Backyard […] Read more >

photo by Dylan Passmore

Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!

8/19/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August.  We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is to reconnect children with nature, I often joked that I […] Read more >

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