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10 Ways NWF Has Helped Your Children

1/20/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

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 on the need to educate America’s future generations about conservation. […] Read more >

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

12/20/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

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

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

11/25/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

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 the average eight to eighteen year old kid is now […] Read more >

Steps For Activating Kids: Get Outside

11/19/2010 // By Max Greenberg

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 Public Library of Science blogs on the stunning inactivity of […] Read more >

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

11/8/2010 // By Anne Cissel

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

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Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

10/27/2010 // By Kelly Senser

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 last fall when my kids and I ventured outside. We […] Read more >

President Obama: I Miss My Green Hour

7/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

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.
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Finding Time For A Green Hour

1/27/2010 // By Anne Cissel

Life is full of ironies. In 2007, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Green Hour program, giving parents the tools to make the outdoors part of their children’s daily life. How?  Using the Internet—considered by many the enemy to outdoor experience. […] Read more >

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Share Your Family’s Outdoor Photos

1/1/2010 // By Anne Cissel

From leaf-jumping to bird-watching to fort-building, the Green Hour group on the photo sharing site Flickr has it all! For more than a year, parents who believe in Be Out There’s mission to connect kids with nature have been sharing […] Read more >

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Outdoor Kids: 365 Days Outside

12/31/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

You know that immense feeling of satisfaction after you achieve a goal? I want you to feel that same satisfaction this time next year, after you’ve spent 365 days outside with your children. On January 1st of 2009, I set […] Read more >