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Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice

There has been a bit of discussion lately around the entertainment value of toys vs. natural, outdoor experiences for kids. So which is cooler? Toys or nature; nature or toys? …

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Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You

Guest post by Heather Stephenson.  Be Out There is excited to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors online community to help more kids and families explore the outdoors! By sharing …

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How Do You Get Outside When It’s Hot Out There?

“It’s too hot to go outside today!” You’ve heard it before. Heck, you’ve probably said it yourself. I know I have! When it gets hot, it’s easy to forgo an …

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Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Play: Think Outside the (X) Box

We have updated gift ideas for 2013! Check out some Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals >> Paging through the latest toy catalog from one of my favorite department stores, …

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Don’t Be a Stranger to the Outdoors

The new Healthy Living pathway is designed to provide schools with tools to promote physical activity,  regular time outdoors and creative play.

Eco-Schools USA’s Healthy Living Pathway to Get Students Outside and…

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit…

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Little Things Can Make a BIG Impression

I didn’t grow up gardening a lot, my parents never really talked to me about global warming, and I don’t regularly hike or mountain climb. Regardless, I have developed an …

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Five Ways to Embrace Mud This Spring

A mom shares her tips on surviving, and thriving, during the mud of spring.

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Happy Birthday to Ranger Rick from One Colleague to Another

I asked my mother what she remembers about getting Ranger Rick magazine for her four daughters: “Ranger Rick had good pictures, activities, stories, all the things you liked.” She also …

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