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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 …

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 with NWF’s Great American Campout. If …

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 …


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 …

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

6/14/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

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 Charter High School had the opportunity to celebrate Great Outdoors …

Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2011

6/3/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: June is Great Outdoors Month! June 3, 2011 – Some people can’t get enough time outdoors, surrounded …

Lesser long-nosed bat by Greg Tucker

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

6/1/2011 // By Laura Tangley

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 up to celebrate the great outdoors with NWF’s Great American …

June - Great Outdoors Month

Has Your Governor Submitted a Great Outdoors Month Proclamation?

5/24/2011 // By Jenna Peters

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 of getting outdoors and enjoying our wonderful shared resources of …

Get outdoors with American Girl and Saturday’s national campout

6/25/2010 // By NWF

The Great American Backyard Campout (GABC) is right around the corner! This weekend, families across the country will celebrate the annual event.In the same outdoor spirit as their 2010 Girl of the Year Lanie, American Girl is serving as the national sponsor for the GABC to encourage kids everywhere to enjoy the outdoors.

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