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Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

  |   May 30, 2014

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join …

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Weekly News Roundup: BP Attacks Science and NWF, and more

Almost four years since the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, Gulf wildlife continues to suffer. National Wildlife Federation’s newly released report provides evidence of the ongoing environmental impacts of the …

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South Woodlawn Becomes First NWF Community Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a mounting reputation for being a top destination for outdoor recreation. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians Mountains, it’s just about 45 minutes …

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Weekly News Roundup: Mascot Madness, National Wildlife Week and More!

Spring Awakening In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. …

Outdoor Afro

Rue Mapp Receives Award for Communications

National Wildlife Federation is proud to present this year’s National Conservation Achievement Award for Communications to Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, an organization that uses social media …

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Weekly News Roundup: Youths and DOI Secretary Talk Public Lands and More!

Getting the Dirt on Earthworms As spring approaches, many gardeners are ready to dive back into planting their favorite flora; but anyone prone to working the soil knows that you …

iPhone in Nature

14 Apps That Will Revolutionize Your Walk in the Woods

Many argue that smartphones are keeping kids out of the woods and locked up behind their screens. However, these devices and the new mobile apps they put at our fingertips assist …

An example of what a nature journal can look like; but yours is all your own!

Pick Up a Pencil and Connect with Nature

I’m an environmental education nerd, and frequently troll bookstores for new material. Earlier this month, I stumbled upon a book called The Southern Swamp Explorer. I instantly fell in love with the detailed …

New Year's Resolution - More Fun Outside

Your New Year’s Resolution To Get Outside More – 26 Ideas from A-Z

Here’s a resolution that can help you lose weight, connect more with your kids or grandkids, and feel more at peace. You can do this – just get outside for …

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Weekly News Roundup-December 13, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals.  Give the gift of conservation! Bring Back Bison! America’s iconic bovine needs your help. Silencing a …

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