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Many parents are aware their kids are spending too much time indoors watching TV and playing video and computer games. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the average eight to eighteen year old kid is now… Read more >
(Cross-posted from National Wildlife magazine) HAVE YOU NOTICED that wild strawberries picked from tendrils growing in the most impoverished, barren soils have the sweetest fruits? In their struggle for moisture and nutrients, these small, cone-shaped berries enrich and sweeten far… Read more >
Meet 5 moms and dads who blog simple, practical tips and activities to inspire families to step away from the computer — and go outside! Read more >
Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon last fall when my kids and I ventured outside. We… Read more >
Each week our Certified Wildlife Habitat community on Facebook celebrates “Wildlife Wednesday” by posting an image of a garden visitor. Because the latest photo received such an enthusiastic response, I wanted to share it with a wider audience. Perhaps tonight… Read more >
Here are some thoughts—bestowed on us by various scholars, sages, theorists, etc. down through the years—that comment on or raise questions about nature, animals, conservation and related topics. Some of these observations are inspirational; many are just perspectives from a… Read more >
I know how much calmer I feel when I’m surrounded by the natural world, but now there is really good science to explain why. New research published in the journal NeuroImage used brain scanning to monitor neural activity in people… Read more >
This week, National Wildlife Federation will turn Twitter and Facebook into a virtual playground – and inspire people to turn the computer off and play outside! 6 Ways To Play Along: 1. Tweet playfully: Whenever you have fun outside this… Read more >
Why’s it so important for parents & their kids to spend time outdoors? For President Obama, it’s as simple as having some time to think.
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This week, NWF joined a coalition of experts to release the first National Physical Activity Plan, a spankin’ new initiative that aims to beef up our nation’s health.
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