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Sue Brown hiking Hanging Lake Trail

Colorado’s Hanging Lake Named a National Natural Landmark

6/20/2011 // By Sue Brown

Sue Brown takes a break from her work overseeing NWF’s Action Team to hike one of the nation’s most scenic trails. Read more >

Meri's dad helps get her fishing pole ready

Remembering the Good Times Outdoors with Dad

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

With Father’s Day approaching, I’ve been reminiscing on all the great times I spent outdoors with my father growing up. There were the camping trips at Meadow Creek, tubing adventures down the Gila River, picnics at the City of Rocks […] Read more >

Do You Have a “Beary” Good Photo?

4/7/2011 // By Anne Senft

Enter your “beary” good photos in the 41st annual National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest. Read more >

Ranger Rick at Hike and Seek Chicago

Bringing Outdoor Fun to the Windy City – Hike & Seek Takes on Chicago

10/8/2010 // By Karoline Hurd

Friday, October 1, couldn’t have been any nicer. The weather was picture perfect and Chicago seemed to be enjoying the beginning of a beautiful fall weekend. After receiving the much-anticipated Chicago Parks permit via fax at my hotel, we drove […] Read more >

Kids for Hike and Seek

Adventure in a Park: Prepping for the “Hike and Seek” Event

9/23/2010 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

It’s early Saturday morning, with large iced coffees in hand, National Wildlife Federation’s Jaime Matyas and I are packing snacks (goldfish yum!) and our children into the car.  MacKenzie (7 years) and John-John (2 ½) are excited to head to […] Read more >

Theresa Lizakowski

One Child’s Prescription—Nature

1/1/2010 // By Guest Author

My first clue to how my nine-year-old son connected with the outdoors came about five years ago while on a visit to Grandpa’s farm. I watched one afternoon as the two of them hauled freshly cut cedar logs back and […] Read more >

Leading Online Tool For Finding Terrific Outdoor Spaces and Events Near You

8/15/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Hi readers, Your friends at NWF often worry about the recent trend of people (especially kids) spending too much time indoors.  We aren’t against people using the Internet (obviously) but we sure like the idea of balanced living that includes nature […] Read more >

Memories of Wild Places

4/28/2009 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

A senior editor for Ranger Rick magazine shares her thoughts about the restorative powers of nature. Read more >

A Second Chance for Millions of Acres of Public Lands

3/17/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

Last week, I visited Piney Point Park in Maryland. It was cold and a little rainy, but it was also truly memorable to see bald cypress trees whose roots grew above ground and tiny little Carolina chickadees. Wilderness areas like […] Read more >

Join the Make Tracks Family Trail Weekend

10/10/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

Walk, bike, roll or stroll to a trail near you this Columbus Day Weekend (October 11-13th, 2008) for the first annual Make Tracks™ Family Trail Weekend! A new website by National Wildlife Federation has taken the legwork out of preparing […] Read more >