Green Hour

10 Ways NWF Has Helped Your Children

This year, NWF celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding as a coalition of conservation groups seeking to make the nation safer for wildlife and wild places. NWF focused early …

Girl playing in snow

Ho, Ho, Ho! The Season’s Best Family Outdoor Fun from the Web

Ranger Rick editor Libby Schleichert offers the best outdoor nature activities for the holiday season.

How Much Outdoor Play Time Does Your Child Need? What the Experts Say

Many parents are aware their kids are spending too much time indoors watching TV and playing video and computer games.  A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that …

Steps For Activating Kids: Get Outside

Usually I blog about climate change, but right now my mind is on running and jumping. Or lack thereof. I just read an interesting (and scary) post over at the …

Mother and son running outside

5 Fantastic Outdoor Blogs by Parents (plus 6 more!)

Meet 5 moms and dads who blog simple, practical tips and activities to inspire families to step away from the computer — and go outside!

Leaf animals

Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon …

President Obama: I Miss My Green Hour

Why’s it so important for parents & their kids to spend time outdoors? For President Obama, it’s as simple as having some time to think.


Beach Activities for Kids of All Ages

Beyond sandcastles: Tips to get more from your time at the shore


Make a Field Guide… to Your Yard!

Ten tips to document the nature in your neighborhood

Finding Time For A Green Hour, Part 2

From Georgia to West Philadelphia, the best memories are made outdoors

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