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3 Ways You Can Help the 7.6 Million Kids with Vitamin D Deficiency

9/2/2009 // By Julia Marden

A recent Washington Post article points out a growing problem among American children– Vitamin D deficiency, which can cause bone and heart ailments. You can get your Vitamin D from fortified milk, but the best way is to get outside […] Read more >

Serving Others by Digging Dirt

1/27/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, some of my colleagues and I took up the call to a day of national service.  Joined by some big names and little students, together we helped clean up Washington, D.C.’s partially frozen Anacostia River. It […] Read more >

Help Open up America’s Classrooms to Nature!

12/15/2008 // By Shreema Mehta

Chances are, as you’re reading this, the kids in your life are sitting in school, daydreaming about the summer and the chance to run around. And even if they’re not, perhaps you’re the one trapped inside today, daydreaming about your […] Read more >

U.S. House Votes to Leave No Child Left Inside!

9/30/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Remember the good old days of field trips and watching your classroom’s tadpoles “magically” develop into frogs? Well, some Congressmembers must too, because on September 18th, the U.S. House voted to pass the No Child Left Inside Act! Passing with […] Read more >

Help Get Environmental Education Back in America’s Classrooms

9/14/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Thanks to the thousands of emails and phone calls from National Wildlife Federation supporters and a growing coalition of over 700 organizations representing more than 40 million Americans, the No Child Left Inside Act will now finally be brought to […] Read more >

Victory for No Child Left Inside

6/20/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

This week, we had a significant victory for getting kids outdoors. With significant bipartisan support, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved the No Child Left Inside Act. This bill is on track for becoming a significant new source […] Read more >

Our Children Deserve Environmental Education

9/13/2007 // By Josh Nelson

An unintended consequence of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasis on math and reading is that more and more schools are leaving environmental education behind. Many schools have abandoned environmental education programs to invest more time and resources in math and reading instruction. Read more >

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