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Old MacDonald Had a … Garden? 5 Tips to Make Your Vegetable Garden Wildlife-Friendly

4/6/2012 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Yes—Old MacDonald did have a garden!  Jo MacDonald, the granddaughter of the old gent in the popular children’s song, introduces kids to garden creatures in my new children’s book Jo MacDonald Had a Garden. And if he’s an eco-friendly kind of […] Read more >

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Five Ways to Embrace Mud This Spring

3/28/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mom shares her tips on surviving, and thriving, during the mud of spring. Read more >

Wildlife Week – Eight Ways You Can Personally Become a Wildlife Saver

3/19/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

It is National Wildlife Week March 19-25! Not sure what you can do?  The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and every kid and adult to become a wildlife conservationist at […] Read more >

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-Bergstrom

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 >