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Voters Across the Political Spectrum Agree: Kids Need to Get Outdoors

7/23/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

While Congress hasn’t agreed on much these days, those who elected them sure have.  A national poll of voters from a wide variety of regions, backgrounds and political leanings has indicated that 82 percent of the electorate, conservatives, liberals and […] Read more >

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Happy National Get Outdoors Day!

6/8/2012 // By NWF

Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day, the cherry atop Great Outdoors Month and another great opportunity to move toward getting millions of new kids outdoors on a regular basis and connected to nature. Why is this important? As […] Read more >

U.S. Forest Service Announces $1 Million in Kids and Nature Grants

3/29/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Reflecting on the most awe-inspiring moments of my life, I realize that virtually all of them took place in the great outdoors with family members by my side. What I was lucky enough to see and do in nature as […] Read more >

Healthy Kids from Day One sponsor Sen. Mark Udall greets a friend on National Get Outdoors Day Denver, in Denver's City Park (flickr | SenatorMarkUdall)

Healthy Kids from Day One Act Introduced to Fight the Inactive, Indoor American Childhood

2/17/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Last week, Michelle Obama joined thousands of students in Iowa and Florida to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s campaign to fight childhood obesity. Over its short history, Let’s Move! has indeed made some remarkable milestones, […] Read more >

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Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!

8/19/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August.  We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is to reconnect children with nature, I often joked that I […] Read more >

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We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

7/14/2011 // By Jenna Peters

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help but think about how lucky I am to have the […] Read more >

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

6/28/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media hit list alongside the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign; which […] Read more >

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Get Your Nature On!

6/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

  While following TV shows like Lost (yes, I am in love with Sawyer) over 6 seasons and staying up late to watch playoff basketball seems like the obvious best choice for weeknights, watching TV appears to have taken over as […] Read more >

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

6/14/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School had the opportunity to celebrate Great Outdoors […] Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

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