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10 frog activities for National Frog Month

Celebrate National Frog Month with 10 Frog-tastic Activities for Kids

4/10/2014 // By Michele Reyzer

Did you know April is National Frog Month? Frogs are amazing amphibians, and they should be celebrated! Need inspiration? Then check out these 10 frog-tastic activities you and your kids can enjoy all month long. Go ahead and click the […] Read more >

Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

3/20/2014 // By Emily Fano

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior Rangers at PS57, a Green Flag Eco-School in Staten Island New York, […] Read more >

Blue-spotted salamander photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Anderson.

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

3/12/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” […] Read more >

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Winter Hiking for Kids: Creating Memories in the Snow

1/25/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Kristen Laine. It was as a young adult that Yemaya Maurer, coauthor of AMC Guide to Winter Hiking & Camping, became aware of the pleasures of traveling through a winter landscape and mourned a childhood that hadn’t included […] Read more >

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Bundle Up and Be Out There!

1/10/2014 // By Kristen Hendricksen

This winter, Be Out There is encouraging you to get outdoors with your kids! Traditionally, conversation about the weather is what most people would call small talk: informal and unimportant. However, when we discovered that weather is the biggest barrier […] Read more >

New Year's Resolution - More Fun Outside

Your New Year’s Resolution To Get Outside More – 26 Ideas from A-Z

1/3/2014 // By Carla Brown

Here’s a resolution that can help you lose weight, connect more with your kids or grandkids, and feel more at peace. You can do this – just get outside for a new activity every two weeks. It’s the perfect way […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup-December 13, 2013

12/13/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals.  Give the gift of conservation! Bring Back Bison! America’s iconic bovine needs your help. Silencing a Key Voice. Obama brings on anti-Keystone advisor, but doesn’t seem […] Read more >

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

6/27/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

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 >

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

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 >