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Have Fun With Frogs This Leap (Frog) Day!

2/28/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Leap day is almost here!  Take some time this February 29th to leap into fun with frogs. Nearly a third of the world’s amphibian species, including frogs, are now threatened. So, take the extra day we get every four years […] Read more >

NWF at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show in MA

2/24/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Yesterday we set up the National Wildlife Federation booth and got started at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Expo in Springfield MA. Our booth looked great, special thanks to our friends (Jim!) at the Gun Owner’s Action League, who had an extra table […] Read more >

NWF Invites You to a Free Advance Screening of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

2/2/2012 // By Jaclyn McDougal

National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to inspire families to get outdoors, to explore nature and to learn about the incredible wildlife in their own backyard. As part of our partnership we […] Read more >

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Buy Local and Get Your Kids Outdoors — A Christmas Tree Tale

12/9/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to enjoy family time outdoors. As a busy parent, I’m also always looking for clever ways to make our family “To Do” list fun. We’d set aside last weekend to do our holiday […] Read more >

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Smokey Bear Lives On, But Budget Cuts in Congress Loom Large

12/9/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Great news for Smokey Bear! An American icon has been spared from the axe (for now). Thanks are due to wildlife advocates nationwide, who spoke out in the past week via Facebook posts, Tweets and other efforts and served notice that […] Read more >

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Happy Feet Two: How a Gen-Xer Found Joy in Penguins and Elephant Seals Dancing to David Bowie

11/16/2011 // By Beth Pratt

This past Sunday, I attended the premiere of Happy Feet Two in Los Angeles. The National Wildlife Federation teamed up with the movie to encourage people of all ages to take the steps necessary to protect amazing wildlife species such […] Read more >

6 Outdoor Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

11/1/2011 // By Lindsay Legendre

Well, it’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time for raking leaves (and jumping in them), sipping spiced cider, and enjoying all the wonderful changes of the season. In honor of my favorite holiday […] Read more >

Proud Hike and Seekers

Hiking and Seeking Your Way to Fun and Nature

10/19/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Do you need a breath a fresh air? Would 250 smiles make your day? Do you want to break the shackles that tie our children for 7 hours a day to electronic devices and TV ? That is exactly the dose […] Read more >

Ranger Rick's Your Best Shot Photo Contest

5 Reasons Kids Should Enter Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest

10/7/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Children are natural wildlife watchers. Last week, every time my 20-month-old son Nate walked out of our apartment building, he would emphatically blurt out something that sounded like “Bag-bag-bag!” Honestly, I was only slightly conscious of it for the first few days, my […] Read more >

Why You Should Register for Hike & Seek [VIDEO]

10/4/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Attention Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New Jersey residents! This month, it’s time to connect with the nature in your neighborhood. Why should you register your family for Hike & Seek? I think this video from Seattle’s event in September says it all: […] Read more >