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Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

3/12/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical factor in a participant’s decision to pursue a career in […] Read more >

Decorah Bald Eagles (UStream screen shot)

Weekly News Roundup – February 24, 2012

2/24/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live February 18 – Did you join us last […] Read more >

Photo: Michael Devlin

Study: Kids in Green Neighborhoods Play Outside More

1/10/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Sometimes it takes academia a while to catch up with things we ‘know’ at a gut level. Case in point: a recent study published in the International Journal of Health Geographics, Tweeted along by childhood researcher and “play advocate” Tim […] Read more >

We hiked Pilot Mountain State Park the day after Thanksgiving while visiting family in North Carolina.

A Resolution Good for the Whole Family: 5 Tips for Spending More Time Outdoors

12/31/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I have to start by saying that New Year’s resolutions aren’t really my thing. All too often my resolutions hit the dust bin after the first or second week of the new year because, like all goals, they require planning […] Read more >

My daughter enjoying nature in our backyard

Operation Fairy Garden

12/14/2011 // By Julia Liljegren

Joy. That feeling of intense happiness and gratification we experience when we discover something new or thrilling, or achieve something meaningful to us. I experienced joy just this past weekend.   My husband and I surprised our daughter for her 8th […] Read more >

Backyard Wonderland

10/29/2011 // By Kelly Senser

Though the winter season is weeks away, we were offered a taste of it today. Such put me in a musical mood. This song, sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland,” is dedicated to my Be Out There friends. When […] Read more >

Outdoor Adventure Camp Volunteers Named Conservation Heroes

10/12/2011 // By Kelly Senser

For advancing the cause of conservation by turning on young people to the joys and thrills of outdoor sports, Tommie and Theresa Berger were recently named finalists in Field & Stream magazine’s 2011 Conservation Hero of the Year competition. The […] Read more >

“It's not divine, it's just a small courtesy. I would hope anyone would take the, usually, thirty seconds to a minute to try and help ensure an animal's immediate safety.” – Ben Spector, NWF staff

10 “Wildest” Things Happening in National Wildlife Federation Headquarters’ Backyard

10/6/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >

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We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

7/14/2011 // By Jenna Peters

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help but think about how lucky I am to have the […] Read more >

Great American Backyard Campout

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

6/30/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout. This event is the […] Read more >