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An Exciting Day for Kids and Nature Policy

5/22/2014 // By Adeline Rolnick

Yesterday, just in time for Great Outdoors Month, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) have introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act. This is a huge step forwards for getting kids and families outside! NWF and the Outdoors […] Read more >

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Voters Across the Political Spectrum Agree: Kids Need to Get Outdoors

7/23/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

While Congress hasn’t agreed on much these days, those who elected them sure have.  A national poll of voters from a wide variety of regions, backgrounds and political leanings has indicated that 82 percent of the electorate, conservatives, liberals and […] Read more >

Jenny Lake in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. The Western Governors' Association recently met and released a report featuring recommendations on connecting more kids with the outdoors. (flickr | Yellowstone Gate)

Western Governors Tell Kids To Connect with Nature (and NWF Agrees)

6/15/2012 // By Jim Adams

Earlier this week I attended the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) meeting, which focused on reconnecting youth and families with the outdoors. “The Govs” (like “The Avengers”), led by chair Governor Chris Gregoire, were unanimous in their push to get kids […] Read more >

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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month

6/1/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

It’s an election year, and you know what that means: Republican and Democrats have a hard time agreeing on much of anything. Thankfully, enjoying the Great Outdoors is an exception to that rule.  Today is the start of Great Outdoors […] Read more >

Healthy Kids from Day One sponsor Sen. Mark Udall greets a friend on National Get Outdoors Day Denver, in Denver's City Park (flickr | SenatorMarkUdall)

Healthy Kids from Day One Act Introduced to Fight the Inactive, Indoor American Childhood

2/17/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Last week, Michelle Obama joined thousands of students in Iowa and Florida to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s campaign to fight childhood obesity. Over its short history, Let’s Move! has indeed made some remarkable milestones, […] Read more >

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Plan Underway to Connect Michigan Kids With ‘M.O.R.E.’ Nature

12/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes, and its 57,000 square miles boast nearly 100 parks and recreation areas, from the beaches of McClain State Park on the shore of Lake Superior in the […] Read more >

The Intangible Gift of Outdoor Time

12/15/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents was not a tangible gift at all. It was a gift of an unquenchable curiosity about nature. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – November 4, 2011

11/4/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

I was out last Friday hiking with my coworkers, so this week we have a double edition of the National Wildlife Federation news roundup: Healthy Kids Outdoors Act Supports Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature November 3 – Rep. Ron […] Read more >

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Guest Post by Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI): Why the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act is Important

11/3/2011 // By NWF

Congressman Ron Kind  grew up in La Crosse, WI, and is honored to represent the people of his home district to this day. He is a longtime advocate of conserving our natural heritage  and a fierce defender of America’s National […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 23, 2011

9/23/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: National Wildlife Federation Partnership Wins Prestigious Department of Interior Award September 22 – A National Wildlife Federation partnership […] Read more >

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