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

3/14/2014 // By Anne Goddard

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. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” and it’s a […] Read more >

Outdoor Afro

Rue Mapp Receives Award for Communications

3/11/2014 // By Eva Roben

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 to reinvent African American connections to nature. The success of […] Read more >

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

2/28/2014 // By Anne Goddard

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 will encounter slimy annelids known as earthworms.  So, before you […] Read more >

iPhone in Nature

14 Apps That Will Revolutionize Your Walk in the Woods

1/22/2014 // By Drew Hendricks

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 us in a lot of different ways, even when you’re […] Read more >

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Pick Up a Pencil and Connect with Nature

1/17/2014 // By Dani Tinker

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 information and its presentation. Naturally, I stalked the author and […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- January 10, 2014

1/10/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Celebrity Conservation: James Franco lends his artistic voice to Yosemite and California wildlife. Whale 911: This new smart phone app can help save a marine mammal’s life. Let it Snow! Bundle up […] Read more >

New Year's Resolution - More Fun Outside

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

1/3/2014 // By Carla Brown

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 a new activity every two weeks. It’s the perfect way […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup-December 13, 2013

12/13/2013 // By Anne Goddard

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 Key Voice. Obama brings on anti-Keystone advisor, but doesn’t seem […] Read more >

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Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice

11/6/2013 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

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? Our question is, “Why does it have to be either […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- November 1, 2013

11/1/2013 // By Anne Goddard

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 Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy. NWF goes batty for bats! Here […] Read more >