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American People to Washington, DC: “We Just Want to Get Outdoors”

9/28/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

How do you get kids, hunters, veterans, ranchers, rock-climbers, archaeologists, birdwatchers, urban planners, business leaders, health advocates and more to fly to DC and go to the same reception?  Besides good food and cold drinks? By celebrating America’s great outdoors of […] Read more >

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Back to [Green] School!

9/8/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred by preventable illness due to unhealthy school facilities—classrooms that are […] Read more >

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25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps

8/15/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

Do you have a smart phone and want to use it to explore nature? The saying, “there’s an app for that,” rings true in this case. I’ve tested out a number of smart phone applications, and I must say they […] Read more >

Watching Moose in the Evening

8/10/2011 // By Jim Adams

Last night a mother moose and calf came wandering by . . . . I felt like I was connected to the whole world. Read more >

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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last […] Read more >

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Ways Google+ Can Help Nature and Wildlife Lovers

7/19/2011 // By NWF

This is a guest post by Adam Jack, who is passionate about wildlife watching and wildlife citizen science. He’s developed tools (such as WildObs) for naturalists and nature-lovers and helps connect wildlife enthusiasts with National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch. On […] Read more >

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Bi-Partisanship Hits Capitol Hill – Thanks to Environmental Education!

7/14/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) (S.1372 and H.R. 2547) was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD).  The NCLI Act will provide states with incentives to create environmental […] Read more >

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Resources for Nature and Wildlife Book Lovers

6/29/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

I don’t know about you, but reading is one of my favorite hobbies.  When I’m not thinking about ways to help wildlife, I’m thinking about books that I’d like to read about the natural world. Sometimes it is difficult to […] Read more >

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How Did You Celebrate Great Outdoors Month?

6/29/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  June is a special time to celebrate and enjoy the Great Outdoors, as proclaimed by President Obama and nearly all U.S. Governors.  This year, Great Outdoors month was full of all sorts of amazing events and activities around the […] Read more >

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Gulf Restoration Tour Finishes on a High Note!

6/23/2011 // By Jenna Peters

405 Volunteers + 3,240 Hours of Hard Labor = Tireless Dedication and Commitment to the Gulf’s Precious Places. While BBQs, beach outings, and parades were in full swing Memorial Day weekend, National Wildlife Federation’s committed network of volunteers were knee […] Read more >