National Parks

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Find Nearby Parks with your iPhone or Android

It’s time to kick off the summer and get outside! We’ve been collecting great mobile apps that connect people to nature for some time now, and we’ve found a new …

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Photo of the Day: Wildflowers and Wilderness

Explore the Outdoors! June is Great Outdoors Month — a time to get outside and enjoy America's wild places. Check out Top 5 Ways To Celebrate Great Outdoors Month for …

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Playing in the Shadow of the Washington Monument: Office Softball in a National Park [VIDEO]

Coaching my office softball team, The Scrubjays, is one of the best perks of my job here in Washington, DC.  Every week in the summer we walk down to the …

Meeting Ranger Rick

What National Junior Ranger Day and Ranger Rick Mean to Me (A Lot)

As a young girl, I continually wandered the forests and riverbanks near my home in Massachusetts searching for frogs and other wildlife.  I am a part of the last generation …

Slaty egret fishing in Chobe River National Park, Botswana

Photo of the Day: Slaty Egret

Share Your Nature Photos! Do you have photos of wildlife? Show off your work by joining our National Wildlife Photo Challenge — a free activity for members of our Flickr …

NWF Celebrates with Military Kids and Families in the Great Outdoors

On Sunday, April 1st, NWF’s Be Out There campaign joined the Sierra Club, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Military Family Association, and more than twenty other organizations at …

Glacier National Park in Montana (flickr | Meredith Rendall Photography)

National Parks Can Help Make America’s Kids Healthier…and That Helps Parks, Too.

A lot happened at America’s Summit on National Parks, which met this week in the large, confusing Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. Its purpose was plan …

Last spring we visited Virginia's Great Falls National Park during one of the free weekends.

Top Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Visiting National Parks

  I’m packing for our first-ever trip to Everglades National Park. It’s my kids’ winter break, and when we sat down as a family to figure out where we wanted …

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive …

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A Pika Running Over my Foot, Misguided Frog Mating, and Other Lurid Tales from a Hike in Yosemite

“Bully!” as Teddy Roosevelt would have exclaimed, seems the most appropriate way to describe my perfect day hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. I wandered for an afternoon in …

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