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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 >

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Kayaking Kids: Nonprofits Give Urban Youth a Chance to Explore

10/31/2013 // By Guest Author

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 lack of buildings. After spraying themselves thoroughly with insect repellent, […] Read more >

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

10/18/2013 // By Anne Goddard

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 Plains Ranchers Need a Farm Bill. NWF Captures First-Ever Footage […] Read more >

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The Government Shutdown and the Great Outdoors

10/7/2013 // By Mary Price

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 pass a bill funding the federal government so that wildlife […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- September 13, 2013

9/13/2013 // By Anne Goddard

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 Virginia’s purple martin population disappeared for good? Protecting Brown Pelicans. […] Read more >

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I Get UP! – In the Wilds of Michigan

7/10/2013 // By Mary Price

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 the most enduring monikers we have for an American state’s […] Read more >

Don’t Fence Us Out of Our Public Lands

7/2/2013 // By Kate Zimmerman

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 neighborhood to roam that open range, playing Hide & Seek […] Read more >