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Weekly News Roundup- May 17, 2013

5/17/2013 // By Anne Goddard

House Farm Bill Needs Critical Improvements for Soil, Water and Wildlife May 16– Late last evening, the House Committee on Agriculture passed its version of the 2013 farm bill. “We commend Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson …

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“Bike to Work” Day and “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day Coincide!

5/17/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Today is “Bike to Work” Day and also “Wear your Life Jacket to Work” Day, and here at the Pacific Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick has a tough choice on how to get to work. Our …

Weekly News Roundup- May 10, 2013

5/10/2013 // By Anne Goddard

 Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Inexcusable for EPA Nominee to be Denied Fair Vote May 9– Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Republicans …

Gardening With Kids: Facebook Chat Recap

5/9/2013 // By Christine Uncles

A new season is upon us and with the changing weather comes endless possibilities and chances to not only enjoy the nature around us, but also enhance it through our own hands and the hands of our own little helpers. …

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Birds, Butterflies and Backyard Discoveries: New Book Offers Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids

5/7/2013 // By Ellen Lambeth

Touch a Butterfly, by April Pulley Sayre, is a delightful read. Its goal is to get families—kids included—outside and in touch with the natural world through gardening. But it is so much more than a guide. It’s a learning process, …

Weekly News Roundup- May 3, 2013

5/3/2013 // By Anne Goddard

  National Wildlife Federation Announces Young Reporters for the Environment USA Winners May 3– The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the U.S. host of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program, announces the 2013 middle and high school winners of the Young …

Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

4/26/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Honoring the River: How Hardrock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities April 25– For more than a century, American Indian tribes …

Seeing Red? Don’t Stress It; Head Outside for Some Green!

4/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

According to the American Psychological Association (APA) more than one third of Americans report high stress levels, and one in five say they feel very stressed at least half of each month. Stress impacts our health with physical symptoms like fatigue, …

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5 Reasons to Download Ranger Rick Apps for Kids, Now On Sale for Earth Day

4/22/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Have you downloaded the newest Ranger Rick iPad® apps yet? If not, your family is missing out! Ranger Rick now has digital fun for kids of all ages, starting with Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures™: Lions for 4–7 year olds. It’s …

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5 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with Your Kids

4/19/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Earth Day is almost here! Are you ready? If not, no worries. There is still plenty of time to plan a fun activity to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with your kids. Here are a few of my favorites: Visit …