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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

4/17/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And it was wonderful to hear Education Secretary Arne Duncan express […] Read more >

National Stress Awareness Month, nature, outdoors, outside, healing, recovery

Feeling Stressed!!?! Visit Doctor Nature

4/9/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Most of us probably feel we’re already plenty aware of stress, with anxiety over the economy and politics and getting by. But Stress Awareness Month, sponsored by the Health Resource Network, is a national, […] Read more >

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Little Things Can Make a BIG Impression

4/5/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

I didn’t grow up gardening a lot, my parents never really talked to me about global warming, and I don’t regularly hike or mountain climb. Regardless, I have developed an overwhelming love and connection to the great outdoors. There are […] Read more >

New Student Guide Offers Steps for Peer-to-Peer Campus Sustainability Training

4/2/2012 // By Kristy Jones

NWF, AASHE student guide builds on decade-old Eco-Reps program active across US and Canada The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology program recently released a new, step-by-step guide to creating […] Read more >

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Animal Trickery: It’s No April Fool’s Joke

3/29/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April Fool’s Day marks a time when lies, trickery and deception are okay, even encouraged, provided they’re done harmlessly and in a spirit of fun. In the nonhuman world, however, trickery can be serious business, a way to live long and […] 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 >

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Get To Know Your Wild Neighbors

3/22/2012 // By Cathy Curley

The world is full of the promise of adventure, exploration and discovery. From high mountain peaks to lush forests and broad open oceans, people are always looking and finding new ways to connect to nature in exciting adventurous ways. For […] Read more >

Hey California, Clean up your campuses on April 21st

3/19/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Sometimes before you get clean you gotta get dirty! National Wildlife Federation is happy to support the Let’s Get Dirty Initiative of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. This April 21st, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation challenges colleges and universities in California to […] Read more >

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

3/12/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical factor in a participant’s decision to pursue a career in […] Read more >

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12 Ways Nature Can Help You Forecast Weather

3/12/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The weather. Wherever you go, there it is, sometimes adding perfection to a day or night, sometimes ruining the best laid plans. But to be forewarned is to be forearmed, if by armed you mean having a rain suit at […] Read more >