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Looking out at Mt Rainier as the Sun Rises. Photo By: Bryn Fluharty

A Mountain Wonderland

1/10/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside! There are many ways Be Out There and explore even if it is cold out! This past weekend I bundled up and headed out for a cross […] Read more >

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Why Storytelling Will Save Wildlife

12/8/2011 // By Becky Lentz

  The definition of an epiphany (or one definition) is “a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something”.  How I love a good epiphany.  Mine usually begin like this, “Oh my gosh, I am right and you are […] Read more >

Lake Huron

Bringing the Great Lakes Home

12/2/2011 // By NWF

Jennifer Hill serves as the Great Lakes Restoration Field Manager in the Great Lakes Natural Resource Center of the National Wildlife Federation.  I’ve Chosen My Cause, What’s Yours? Yesterday, I was able to bring a little piece of the Great […] Read more >

The moon rising over a frozen lake in Mt Rainier National Park Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Saving Nature for Nature’s Sake

11/17/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

I lie on my back in the middle of a snow covered road staring up at the steel grey sky. The snowy silence has a tangible weight to it. The three feet of snow muffles any possible sound aside from […] Read more >

Backyard Wonderland

10/29/2011 // By Kelly Senser

Though the winter season is weeks away, we were offered a taste of it today. Such put me in a musical mood. This song, sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland,” is dedicated to my Be Out There friends. When […] Read more >

Adventures Above the Clouds

10/25/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

The fall weather is setting in here in Seattle, with its changing leaves and cool, rainy days. As this happens I find it necessary to escape the clouds when possible and get out into the sun. One fun way to […] Read more >

Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Backpacking in the Cascades – Spider Meadows

10/7/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

I love mountains and here in Seattle our backyard is abounding with peaks waiting to be explored. Backpacking is one of the best ways to escape into the mountains for a few nights and be reminded of all of the […] Read more >

American People to Washington, DC: “We Just Want to Get Outdoors”

9/28/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

How do you get kids, hunters, veterans, ranchers, rock-climbers, archaeologists, birdwatchers, urban planners, business leaders, health advocates and more to fly to DC and go to the same reception?  Besides good food and cold drinks? By celebrating America’s great outdoors of […] Read more >

Flickr/D Sharon Pruitt

Back to [Green] School!

9/8/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred by preventable illness due to unhealthy school facilities—classrooms that are […] Read more >

Photo Proves Existence of Alaska Lynx, or Possibly Bigfoot

9/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

We began to worry that it was a stuffed lynx set out as a practical joke. Read more >