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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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Outdoor Kids: Stillness

10/8/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Stillness. What feelings or pictures does that word conjure up for you? Maybe vacation. Maybe hugging your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. Maybe reading a good book in a favorite spot. I recently had an experience that helped my find […] Read more >

Ranger Rick: Behind the Scenes

10/7/2009 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

Find out what it was really like interviewing people whose co-workers are dogs, whales and penguins! Read more >

Outdoor Kids: The Space In Between

10/1/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca Cohen finds time–even in the midst of her family’s busy schedules–for nature. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

9/24/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

To me, a family garden is an outdoor landscape (if even a balcony, windowsill or community park or school garden) that has something for everyone in your family, and a space you take care of together throughout the year: planting, […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Time For You

9/16/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

More and more, I notice the importance of time outside for me in addition to its importance for my family. Riding a bike has been an easy way to get some exercise and fresh air, and notice the nature around […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Rock Climbing

9/10/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

In the center of New York City, Rebecca Cohen’s kids found the perfect natural playground. Read more >