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Celebrating Solstice

12/14/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum knows how to have a Green Hour even at the the darkest time of the year. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Family Traditions

11/19/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Two years ago, I started a family tradition of doing something outside with everyone together for the holidays. Each year, I propose a different activity, and we create memories together: grandparents, aunts, uncles, and grandkids. In 2007, ten of us […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Watch The Sunrise

11/12/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Fall and winter are great times to catch the sunrise. Watch Rebecca Cohen’s video and read her blog! Read more >

School Daze and Frog Craze

11/9/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum shares a favorite book about a scientist whose career resulted from a childhood love of frogs. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Easy Fall Planting

11/5/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

I always say that planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall is one of the easiest family planting activities ever. And, I usually wait until November to plant them. There are several reasons I wait to plant bulbs until November: First […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Bike To School

10/29/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

With all of the fun fall weekend activities, sometimes we forget about the many ways during the week to get our kids outside. There are rituals that we can start with our kids, if you haven’t already, that squeeze in […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Be Out There

10/22/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

We’ve started the S’more roasting in Virginia. With last week’s temperatures in the 40s and feeling like December, my kids and I welcomed a beautiful fall Wednesday evening this week by walking the dog, watching bats at dusk, collecting kindling […] Read more >

Big As The Whole Outdoors

10/22/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reviews the book Ladybug Girl, which celebrates a child’s creative can-do spirit. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Apple Picking

10/15/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

On a recent Sunday, one might have thought the cloudy conditions and possibility of rain a better bet for a movie than apple picking, but that didn’t stop my husband, sons, and I from forging ahead. We invited my sister […] Read more >

Be Out There: Five Great Online Tools For Parents To Increase Their Kids’ Outdoor Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Moms and dads who want to increase the amount of outdoor play time their kids are getting each week can find valuable help from the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There parents’ education program by using five terrific online tools.
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