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28,000 Green Hours … and Counting!

4/21/2010 // By Guest Author

A new book inspires kids and parents to get outside Read more >

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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 >

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 >