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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 …


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 …

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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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Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History

Kids say the darndest things. Especially in Ranger Rick magazine, where kids have been writing in to their favorite raccoon since the first “Dear Ranger Rick” column appeared in November …

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Bundle Up and Be Out There!

This winter, Be Out There is encouraging you to get outdoors with your kids! Traditionally, conversation about the weather is what most people would call small talk: informal and unimportant. …

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Your New Year’s Resolution To Get Outside More – 26 Ideas from A-Z

Here’s a resolution that can help you lose weight, connect more with your kids or grandkids, and feel more at peace. You can do this – just get outside for …

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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas …

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Three Wildlife-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time to set that New Year’s Resolution–For 2014, think Wildlife! Tis the season, where everyone is mulling over clever New Year’s resolutions—fresh ones, ones not too outrageous and out …

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Weekly News Roundup: December 20, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Naughty or Nice? Will Congress help wildlife with a Sodsaver provision in the farm bill? Eco-Schools Goes the Extra Mile. Ten NYC …

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Working to Connect Youth with Nature

Guest post by Ruby Lyon I joined National Wildlife Federation’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, with a goal of both addressing urban “green” development while also fostering an appreciation for this development …

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