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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 >

Hey America — Take A Walk!

9/10/2008 // By Anne Cissel

You’ve probably been staring at this computer screen for awhile. Get up and stretch your legs! Wait! Before you do that–and I really think you should–let me put you in a good mood. In a month, you most likely have […] Read more >

Bye Bye Bugs

8/1/2008 // By Tracy Perkins

Spending time outdoors is one of the best parts of summer in most parts of this country. Camping, hiking and combing the beach are all wonders of summer time, but they all have a common enemy…hematophagous critters, a.k.a. blood sucking […] Read more >

Scaling Mountains: The Big Guy and the Monster

8/10/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

My friend, Justin, just climbed Denali and the official expedition name was “Big Guy and the Monster”. And Denali is, indeed, a monster! Seeing Justin’s amazing summit pictures made me realize that I will never, ever, become a mountaineer. Denali […] Read more >

We Are Part of a Larger Natural World

9/14/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Laurie Hoyle, Santa Barbara, CA In summer 1990, I backpacked about 55 miles in the Arctic Refuge starting from the Canning River, cutting through the Sadlerochit Mountains, then hiking across the tundra to the Arctic Ocean. […] Read more >