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5 Memorable Bear Celebrities

Ranger Rick’s Bear-a-thon, our weeklong celebration of all things bears, is still going strong! The fun continues today with a journey through bear history and a look at five of …

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5 Myths About Bears

We’re celebrating all things bear this week with Ranger Rick’s Bear-a-Thon! We were shocked to discover that there wasn’t already a day or week devoted to all the different kinds of …

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Weekly News Roundup- November 22, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Want to Avoid Yard Work this Fall? Good! Leaves help wildlife. Turkish Delight. Six tips for feeding wild turkeys with your garden. …

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Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice

There has been a bit of discussion lately around the entertainment value of toys vs. natural, outdoor experiences for kids. So which is cooler? Toys or nature; nature or toys? …


Kayaking Kids: Nonprofits Give Urban Youth a Chance to Explore

This is a guest post by Denise Poyer of Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. The kids got off the bus and looked around nervously at the flowing river, the trees and the …

Amalia Espinoza, Raymond Sierra, Jaelon Lopez—students at Pleasant Hill Elementary—search the cactus for bugs!

Discovery Hill—A Schoolyard Habitat Proof of Concept

On the way back to school one girl in my class said, “What fun…I love that place” and another said “I wish we could go everyday” and a boy remarked, …


Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You

Guest post by Heather Stephenson.  Be Out There is excited to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors online community to help more kids and families explore the outdoors! By sharing …

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Cloud Forest, Rain Forest: A NYC Eco-School Goes to Ecuador

Guest post by Margaret Palmer This past spring, my high school (Stuyvesant High School), an NWF Eco-School in New York City, gave me and twenty-four other students involved in our Eco-Club the incredible …


Book Review: Eco Boys And Girls by Maria Snyder

The greatest challenge in providing education for young children is how to have an artful balance of informative lessons and entertaining pictures and stories that capture a child’s mind and …


Eco Boys And Girls Inspire Kids to Live and Play Sustainably

For Earth Day in 2010, Maria Snyder debuted her characters, the Eco Boys And Girls, at the Liberty Science Center. Snyder, an activist, artist and model, developed Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray …

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