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Ranger Rick Goes High Tech

12/5/2012 // By Hannah Schardt

My kids know that I write for Ranger Rick magazine and, I am sorry to say, they are not all that impressed. Don’t get me wrong. They love the magazine. But when asked about what I do, they say that my job […] Read more >

Oceanway Middle School on Earth Day with new outdoor classroom. Flickr photo by JAXPORT.

What the Election Means for Environmental Education Moving Forward

11/29/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

When the dust settled on November 6 and election-weary minds began to assess how their issues would fair in a second Obama Administration, the first feeling I emoted was relief. Over the past four years environmental education has found both a […] Read more >

Holiday gifts ideas for outdoor play.

Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Play: Think Outside the (X) Box

11/9/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

We have updated gift ideas for 2013! Check out some Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals >> Paging through the latest toy catalog from one of my favorite department stores, I noticed not one of the kid’s holiday toys encouraged […] Read more >

Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s […] Read more >

Students of Pine Jog Elementary, a U.S. Green Ribbon and NWF Eco-School, hold up lettuce from their hydroponic garden.

Black, Orange… and Green! My Alma Mater is a U.S. Green Ribbon School

6/8/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Now more than ever, I can’t hide my Tiger pride. Last month, I was thrilled to learn that Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio, was officially named a U.S. Green Ribbon School for excellence in environmental literacy and sustainability. In […] Read more >

Hope for Tomorrow: Disney’s Youth Conservation Summit

6/7/2012 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

In a presidential election year with vitriolic politics at its best in decades, it is difficult to fathom the path to a more sustainable future. For me, this is particularly true living in the DC area and working for an […] Read more >

Kids’ Perspectives On Disney’s Nature Celebration

6/7/2012 // By Guest Author

National Wildlife Federation recently joined four NWF Youth Ambassadors from across the country at the Disney Youth Conservation Summit. The kids were recognized, along with 100 other youth, for their work to promote conversation and protect nature. Collected below are […] Read more >

Georgia Teen Rallies Community Around Community Wildlife Habitat

6/5/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

At first, Johns Creek seems like your typical suburban neighborhood outside of Atlanta.  Residents obviously take great pride in their gardens. What they can also now take pride in is the fact that Johns Creek was recently recognized by the National Wildlife […] Read more >

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

4/30/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

When you think about the outdoors and “outdoorsy” people, what comes to mind? Bearded hikers in flannel shirts? Intrepid retirees armed with the latest in GPS gadgetry ambling through the woods? But not necessarily people of color, right? Sadly, such […] Read more >

Picking up trash at our neighborhood clean-up

3 Tips for a Fun Community Clean-up Day

4/26/2012 // By Carla Brown

Gathering neighbors and friends to beautify your community is a great way to connect with nature… and each other. Read more >