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Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Wild Salmon and Bristol Bay

6/19/2013 // By Les Welsh

Come to Alaska this summer and join National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska affiliate, the Renewable Resources Foundation, for Salmonstock—a three-day music and arts festival celebrating Bristol Bay, wild salmon and the people who depend upon them! Held August 2-4 at the […] Read more >

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

4/14/2013 // By Julian Keniry

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and other stakeholders? Smart Grid to Battery Storage: These were among […] Read more >

Delight in Bird Sightings with Your Child. The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Weekend.

2/13/2013 // By Christina Batcheler

This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count, and I plan to introduce my 4-year-old to this event that engages bird watchers of all ages to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. It will be easy and […] Read more >

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Les Misérables: Victor Hugo’s Nature Lesson

1/3/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

When I decided to read Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables in preparation for my wife dragging me to the musical film of the same name, I did not expect to find in the novel’s 1,400 pages a lesson on […] Read more >

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Hike & Seek Question: What Are Bats?

8/29/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

In September and October, NWF’s Hike & Seek™  program will be offered in select cities nationwide, teaching children of all ages about wildlife and the outdoors. “What Are Bats?” is a pre-Hike & Seek kickoff for kids eager to add to their […] Read more >

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Animals That Grow Gardens

5/7/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

May is Gardening for Wildlife Month, in which green thumbs cultivate plants specifically to provide homes and food for wild animals. However, some animals take the role of cultivator into their own, uh, hands and grow their own gardens. Here […] Read more >

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Making Wishes for Wildlife

12/20/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Songwriter Harry Nilsson in the late 1960s released “The Puppy Song,” in which he declared that “Dreams are nothing more than wishes, and a wish is just a dream you wish will come true.”In keeping with this concept about aspirations […] Read more >

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A Special NWF Thank You to Donors at Thanksgiving

11/21/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

As an employee of the National Wildlife Federation, I recognize that my work depends largely on the kindness of strangers. Nonprofit organizations like NWF rely for survival on donations, and roughly 75 percent of the money donated to nonprofits yearly […] Read more >

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Motion maps track spread of Asian carp and invasive mussels

6/30/2011 // By Trilby Becker

Motion maps of Asian carp and invasive mussels’ spread  across the U.S created by NWF and the U.S. Geological Survey dramatize as never before their meteoric invasion.  Watch Asian carp spread across the country.  Then, see how invasive mussels traveled to California. In less […] Read more >

Why Doesn’t the United States Have an Energy Policy To Create Jobs and Protect the Environment?

3/8/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

 By Larry J. Schweiger  I hope you will join me at National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary Gala on April 13 in Washington D.C.  We’ll honor Robert Redford and the many other conservation heroes who have helped protect wildlife.  Here is […] Read more >