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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Big Backyard: New Name, Same Amazing Magazine

9/7/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Kids have sharp eyes. It’s hard to sneak anything past them! So, if you know a child who loves National Wildlife Federation’s magazine for 4-to-7 year olds, they probably have already noticed that Your Big Backyard® has changed its name. New […] Read more >

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Never Too Young to Make a Difference

8/19/2011 // By Kim Martinez

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, cleaning up trash along the water trail, and placing grass […] Read more >

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Fireflies in Brooklyn: Camping Under the Stars in New York City

6/30/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

“Do you want to see the fireflies, honey?” That is what I heard a mother say to her daughter when I was walking in one of this country’s most urban and diverse places in the country – Brooklyn, NY. The […] Read more >

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Kanani, American Girl® 2011 Girl of the Year® Helps Rescue Baby Hawaiian Monk Seal

6/22/2011 // By NWF

American Girl’s 2011 Girl of the Year, Kanani, is a wonderful example of how kids are protecting wildlife in their own communities. In her introductory book, Aloha, Kanani, Kanani courageously helps rescue a baby monk seal that is caught in […] Read more >

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Remembering the Good Times Outdoors with Dad

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

With Father’s Day approaching, I’ve been reminiscing on all the great times I spent outdoors with my father growing up. There were the camping trips at Meadow Creek, tubing adventures down the Gila River, picnics at the City of Rocks […] Read more >

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Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

6/17/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured play.  While kids are engaged in organized sports, there isn’t […] Read more >