kids and nature

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

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

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 …

Students planting rain garden at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Seaford, Delaware.

Seaford School District Celebrates Its First Schoolyard Habitat

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 …

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The Forecast Calls For Play

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 …

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Camping With Kids Made Easy- Facebook Chat Recap

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 …

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Weekly News Roundup- June 21, 2013

David Mizejewski on the Today Show June 20– Watch NWF’s celebrity Naturalist David Mizejewski as he brings on backyard animals for the special Great American Backyard Campout segment on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and …

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

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

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 …

Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

  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 …

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

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 …

Wanda Whiteside recommends camping for everyone

One Night of Camping Changed Wanda’s World

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.

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