kids and nature

Weekly News Roundup: Migratory Birds at Risk and more

Canadian tar sand developments are impacting North American migratory birds, according to a report released Wednesday by National Wildlife Federation and our state affiliates. As the report details, these harmful …

Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

  |   May 30, 2014

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join …

nature, stress, national stress awareness month, national wildlife federation, get outdoors, health

An Exciting Day for Kids and Nature Policy

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 …

Photo by Felice Stadler

This Mother’s Day, Let’s Leave a Wildlife Legacy We Can Be Proud Of

As a mother, some of my fondest memories are of spending time with my children discovering nature. Watching them screech with delight when a fish grabs onto the hook of …

10 frog activities for National Frog Month

Celebrate National Frog Month with 10 Frog-tastic Activities for Kids

Did you know April is National Frog Month? Frogs are amazing amphibians, and they should be celebrated! Need inspiration? Then check out these 10 frog-tastic activities you and your kids …

Na'Taki with Earth Tomorrow students at Arabia Mountain in Georgia.

Weekly News Roundup: White House Champions of Change and More!

Climate Change vs. Big Cats From intimidating bears to fierce gators, mascots across the country are the face of any college athletic program.  It is hard to not feel a …

Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior …

Flickr photo by Connie Bransilver

Weekly News Roundup: Mascot Madness, National Wildlife Week and More!

Spring Awakening In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. …

Blue-spotted salamander photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Anderson.

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal …

Rebecca Brown, left, poses with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell with the Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann/DOI

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people …

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