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

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.  …

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

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 …

“Let’s Move Outside!” Picking Up Steam at White House

I attended the White House physical activity briefing and was joined by about 100 others who support this key pillar of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

Outdoor Time Helps Kids Get Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D levels are increased by the Institute of Medicine. Mother Nature can help kids get their recommended daily amount.

How Much Outdoor Play Time Does Your Child Need? What the Experts Say

Many parents are aware their kids are spending too much time indoors watching TV and playing video and computer games.  A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that …

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

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 …

NWF and Georgia Affiliate Host Summit on Children and the Outdoors

On Saturday, October 23rd, the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Georgia No Child Left Inside Coalition are hosting the Georgia Summit on Children …

Take Two Hikes And Call Me In The Morning

  |   May 10, 2010

Can a dose of nature cure what ails you?

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8 Simple Tips To Grow Active, Healthy Kids

Seven hours and 38 minutes. That’s how much time you may spend sleeping each night or working each day. It’s also how much time kids ages 8-18 spend on average …

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Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air

National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools …

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