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Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice

There has been a bit of discussion lately around the entertainment value of toys vs. natural, outdoor experiences for kids. So which is cooler? Toys or nature; nature or toys? …


Weekly News Roundup- November 1, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Help NWF ROAR! Animal Planet’s ROAR campaign is highlighting NWF and other non-profits working to help animals. Sewage, sewage everywhere.. Read about …


Kayaking Kids: Nonprofits Give Urban Youth a Chance to Explore

This is a guest post by Denise Poyer of Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. The kids got off the bus and looked around nervously at the flowing river, the trees and the …

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Weekly News Roundup- Oct. 18, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Worried Walruses. Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore. WANTED: Farm Bill.  Having Lost Thousands of Cattle to the Blizzard, Northern …


The Government Shutdown and the Great Outdoors

Take a look at how the Government Shutdown is taking a toll on our wilderness and wildlife. For more, check out: What the Shutdown Means for Wildlife. Urge Congress to …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 13, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A Sticky Situation. Developing Story : Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life. The Case of the Missing Martins. Has …

Photo by Andrew Price

I Get UP! – In the Wilds of Michigan

Many people know all about the mitt…and I’m not referring to the former governor turned Presidential candidate (though he was born here). The “mitt” that is Michigan is one of …

Don’t Fence Us Out of Our Public Lands

I didn’t grow up with fences. In the small Midwestern town where I grew up, everyone’s backyard was still “open range.” I joined the rest of the kids in my …

Lake Erie Sunset. Photo by Flickr user Jesiehart.

Great Lakes Fish Say “Go Plastic Free” in July: 6 Tips

In the final days of June, the heat is on. During these dog-days of summer, many folks will take the opportunity to cool off in a nearby swimmin’ hole. Americans …

These tent-making bats are keeping dry under their homemade leaf tent. Wikimedia photo by Charlesjsharp

3 Wildlife Tent Experts Prepare You for the Great American Backyard Campout

We are just days away from this year’s Great American Backyard Campout, and to help get everyone pumped for the big event, our own David Mizejewski will be on the …

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