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Round Elementary School's homemade holiday treats for wildlife

Virginia Eco-School Creatively Celebrates the Holidays

12/22/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

A Virginia elementary school in the Eco-Schools USA program creatively celebrates the holiday season. Read more >

Reindeer: Twelve Fascinating Facts About These Amazing Creatures

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images.  They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly.  But how much do you really know about this northernmost deer species? Here are 12 fascinating facts you can use […] Read more >

Girl playing in snow

Ho, Ho, Ho! The Season’s Best Family Outdoor Fun from the Web

12/20/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

Ranger Rick editor Libby Schleichert offers the best outdoor nature activities for the holiday season. Read more >

Field Guides for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Wildlife & Outdoor Books for Holiday Gifts

12/16/2010 // By NWF

Finding gifts for an outdoor-inclined loved one can sometimes be a challenge. Books are always a great option. Read more >

Mother Nature and nature’s mothers

5/7/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF’s Be Out There campaign has great last-minute suggestions for fun family activities this Mother’s Day weekend. Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Wild Wednesday’s Green Mutants!

3/17/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

I personally haven’t had any Irish luck finding four-leaved mutants, have you? Have a wild, wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and National Wildlife Week! Read more >

Outdoor Ideas for the Holidays

8 Easy Ways to Create Your Own Outdoor Holiday Tradition

12/17/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Let’s face it: It might feel a bit claustrophobic in the house at this time of year—with the kids underfoot, relatives hovering over you, and the strain of cooking, cleaning, shopping, and buying presents. Plus—who couldn’t use a brisk walk after eating […] Read more >

NWF Partners with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation

11/30/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to partner with the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help provide needy children with new, unwrapped toys this holiday season. And you can help. By symbolically adopting an animal through NWF's Adoption […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Family Traditions

11/19/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Two years ago, I started a family tradition of doing something outside with everyone together for the holidays. Each year, I propose a different activity, and we create memories together: grandparents, aunts, uncles, and grandkids. In 2007, ten of us […] Read more >

Valentine’s Day: Weird Wildlife Mating Rituals

2/13/2009 // By David Mizejewski

While they might not be giving roses and writing love poems, wildlife have some pretty fascinating–and sometimes downright bizarre–courtship and mating rituals of their own.You won’t find singles bars or online dating sites for our furry and feathered friends but […] Read more >