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Mud Run

Get Dirty, Muddy, Happy and Healthy

6/29/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Who doesn’t love to splash in puddles, roll in mud, kick up dirt? Apparently a lot of people. Dirt has become a widespread fear for kids (and adults), and ultimately a barrier to getting outside. But mud is a key […] Read more >

National Stress Awareness Month, nature, outdoors, outside, healing, recovery

Feeling Stressed!!?! Visit Doctor Nature

4/9/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Most of us probably feel we’re already plenty aware of stress, with anxiety over the economy and politics and getting by. But Stress Awareness Month, sponsored by the Health Resource Network, is a national, […] Read more >

Skipper on coneflower

“Let’s Go for a Walk” and Other Loving Invitations

3/22/2012 // By Kelly Senser

I LOVE YOU isn’t always expressed in those exact words, but the message is just as sweet to my ears. When my 11-year-old daughter says “Let’s go for a walk, Mom,” I pause, smile and promptly put on my sneakers. […] Read more >

Clearly my dad was terrible at football (NWF's Miles Grant)

How a Green Hour Saved Thanksgiving

11/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

My Thanksgiving hit rock bottom about 10 years ago as I woke up from a food coma-induced nap in my cousin’s guest bed at about 7pm. Lost time with relatives, a missed half of Turkey Day football … was all […] Read more >

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We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

7/14/2011 // By Jenna Peters

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help but think about how lucky I am to have the […] Read more >

getyournatureon

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 >

Young boy smiling in front of a tree.

Protect Our Children from Toxic Air

6/9/2011 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

In less than a minute you can help make a change for the health of our nation’s children and our nation’s wildlife. Read more >

forest service

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 >

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  But, in 90% of U.S. schools, it has failed to […] Read more >