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Outdoor Kids: Be Out There

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 …

Big As The Whole Outdoors

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

Outdoor Kids: Apple Picking

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, …

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

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.

Outdoor Kids: Stillness

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 …

Ranger Rick: Behind the Scenes

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

Outdoor Kids: The Space In Between

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

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

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 …

Outdoor Kids: Time For You

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 …

Outdoor Kids: Rock Climbing

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

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