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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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Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision …

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Weekly News Roundup: Youths and DOI Secretary Talk Public Lands and More!

Getting the Dirt on Earthworms As spring approaches, many gardeners are ready to dive back into planting their favorite flora; but anyone prone to working the soil knows that you …

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Weekly News Roundup: Calling All Environmental Reporters!

Battle of the Bobcats NWF supporter Rebecca Sabac captured an incredible wildlife sighting recently. While driving down Highway 27 in the Everglades, she caught sight of a beautiful bobcat perching …

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Valentine’s Day Crafts and BP Oil Spill in the Weekly News Roundup- February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day is here! If you’re looking for some wildlife-themed V-Day crafts and recipes to try out with your kids, we’ve got you covered. Here are 13 activities that will …

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Two Easy, Gooey, Fun Winter Bird Feeding Projects

Here are two simple, cute projects that you could make right now to help the birds in your yard. Like us, birds and other backyard wildlife are facing more snow …

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13 Valentine’s Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some fun V-Day crafts and recipes to try out with your kids, we’ve got you covered. Here are 13 …

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Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

Guest post by Kristen Laine. It was as a young adult that Yemaya Maurer, coauthor of AMC Guide to Winter Hiking & Camping, became aware of the pleasures of traveling through …

Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder App

Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder: Think Like a Kid

Playing the free Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder app can teach you a lot about yourself – and the kids in your life.

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