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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 >

The Real Reasons for Groundhog Day

2/2/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

Punxsutawney Phil, America’s most famous weather forecaster, will have love, not weather, on his mind when he emerges from his hole on February 2. Researchers tracked 32 groundhogs for more than four years and concluded that the real reason for […] Read more >

Serving Others by Digging Dirt

1/27/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, some of my colleagues and I took up the call to a day of national service.  Joined by some big names and little students, together we helped clean up Washington, D.C.’s partially frozen Anacostia River. It […] Read more >

5 Things You Should Know About the Wild Turkey

11/26/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

True Americans The wild turkey is a true American species that is native only to the United States, Canada and Mexico. There are five subspecies found across North America. They were almost wiped out in the U.S. due to do […] Read more >

Turn the Holidays Green: Earth Friendly Gifts and Tips

12/10/2007 // By David Mizejewski

To follow-up on last week’s “Green Spotlight on the Holidays, here are some additional green gift ideas you may be interested in. Everyday the headlines reflect a change in the way Americans relate to the environment and the way they […] Read more >

Green Spotlight on the Holidays

12/6/2007 // By Danielle Brigida

Holiday decorations don’t have to be an energy drain. Nowadays you can deck the halls with boughs of organic holly and string up eco-friendly lights. You can even toast your friends and family with green wines. When it comes to […] Read more >

Turkey Facts for Turkey Day

11/22/2007 // By Danielle Brigida

As you gobble down your Thanksgiving feast, here are a few turkey tidbits for the dinner table conversation… Wild Turkey Facts: The wild turkey was a contender for America’s national symbol, but lost out to the bald eagle. Wild turkeys […] Read more >