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Nature Photography: A Fun and Free Outdoor Summer Activity for Kids

6/27/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Attention, Parents! Summer officially started a week ago and if your kids aren’t already out of school and hanging around the house, they soon will be. Now, we all know that getting the kids outside is better for your sanity. […] Read more >

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Seaford School District Celebrates Its First Schoolyard Habitat

6/25/2013 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Margo McDonough of Delaware Nature Society. “What’s the name of the river here in your community?” asked Frank Piorko, director of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s watershed division. “The Nanticoke!” responded […] Read more >

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The Forecast Calls For Play

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Guest post by Holly A. How many perfect-weather days do you get every year where you live? Where I live in southern Florida, I’d estimate the number would be 75 days. Now think about what it would be like to […] Read more >

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Camping With Kids Made Easy- Facebook Chat Recap

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Planning on camping out with the little ones this summer? National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement has all of the best camping tips to make your next overnight stay in the woods or backyard as easy as 1, 2, […] Read more >

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Get Ranger Rick’s New Printable: The Ultimate Summer Bucket List with 30 Ideas for Outdoor Fun

6/21/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Happy first day of summer! Hopefully you’re kicking it off with the Great American Backyard Campout tomorrow. If you need some more ideas for how to celebrate summer, we’ve got just the thing: Ranger Rick’s Ultimate Summer Bucket List! Our […] Read more >

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

6/20/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  The Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 22.  Families all across the country will head outside for a little old-fashioned camping fun (you can too – find out how right here). To get into the spirit, I […] Read more >

Bees, Birds and Butterflies: NYC Eco-School PS6 Hosts Gardening Workshop

6/19/2013 // By Emily Fano

In early June, over two dozen teachers, parent gardeners, and several students attended a free NYC Eco-Schools workshop “How to Create Wildlife-Friendly Schoolyard Habitats,” led by Eliza Russell, Director of National Wildlife Federation’s Education Programs. The workshop was held atop […] Read more >

Wanda Whiteside recommends camping for everyone

One Night of Camping Changed Wanda’s World

6/19/2013 // By Carla Brown

Wanda slept outside in a tent for the first time as a grandmother with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout – and she recommends the experience for everyone. Read more >

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How Do You Get Outside When It’s Hot Out There?

6/18/2013 // By Lindsay Legendre

“It’s too hot to go outside today!” You’ve heard it before. Heck, you’ve probably said it yourself. I know I have! When it gets hot, it’s easy to forgo an outdoor adventure for the cool comfort of air conditioning, but […] Read more >

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3 Wildlife Tent Experts Prepare You for the Great American Backyard Campout

6/17/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

We are just days away from this year’s Great American Backyard Campout, and to help get everyone pumped for the big event, our own David Mizejewski will be on the Today show this Thursday helping Kathy Lee and Hoda set […] Read more >