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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last […] Read more >

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Get Your Nature On!

6/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

  While following TV shows like Lost (yes, I am in love with Sawyer) over 6 seasons and staying up late to watch playoff basketball seems like the obvious best choice for weeknights, watching TV appears to have taken over as […] Read more >

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The Eyes Have It: Study Shows Trading Screen Time for Green Time is Better for Kids’ Hearts

5/20/2011 // By Max Greenberg

We all have a sense that kids nowadays spend too much time indoors, and too much of that staring at screens. As detailed in last year’s NWF Whole Child Report and elsewhere, this leads to kids who are less engaged […] Read more >

The Many Benefits of Biking to Work

5/20/2011 // By Anne Senft

Explore the many benefits of leaving the car at home and biking to work. Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

4/6/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix of 100 public health, park and recreation, community outreach and […] Read more >

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

12/23/2010 // By Miguel Mejia

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I took a look across a reservoir in northern Washington, DC […] Read more >

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7 Reasons Outdoor Play Does A Body Good

10/14/2010 // By Guest Author

Take some lessons from nature to nurture your child Read more >

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NWF and Let’s Move! in Estes Park, Colorado

10/12/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Patrick Fitzgerald, NWF’s Director of Education Advocacy. Hello from Colorado! This week I’m at the 125th anniversary of camping celebration at the beautiful YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center.  The center sits 8,000 feet […] Read more >

Benefits of Prescribing Nature

9/15/2010 // By Guest Author

A noted physician explains why she and many of her colleagues are medicating people with a dose of the outdoors to prevent a wide range of health problems Read more >