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Ricky Raccoon drawing by Griffin, age 7

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

9/19/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

The October issue of Ranger Rick Jr. has hit mailboxes, and this month’s magazine is extra special because it includes the five winning drawings from our Draw Ricky contest. The contest ran from April 15 to June 30, and we […] Read more >

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

Get Ranger Rick’s New Printable: The Ultimate Summer Bucket List with 30 Ideas for Outdoor Fun

6/21/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Happy first day of summer! Hopefully you’re kicking it off with the Great American Backyard Campout tomorrow. If you need some more ideas for how to celebrate summer, we’ve got just the thing: Ranger Rick’s Ultimate Summer Bucket List! Our […] Read more >

artist christian slade

Meet the Artist Behind Ricky Raccoon and Enter Ranger Rick Jr.’s “Draw Ricky” Contest

6/4/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Ranger Rick Jr. magazine’s “Draw Ricky” contest is underway, and we’ve already received a TON of great drawings of Ricky Raccoon, the magazine’s mascot. Haven’t entered yet? Head to our website by June 30 to submit your child’s best Ricky […] Read more >

Ricky Raccoon waving

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest for Kids

4/15/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

One of the funnest parts of my job as Assistant Editor of Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is opening mail from our young readers. Every time I dig into the big pile of envelopes I know I’m going to find touching […] Read more >

butterfly on flower by JF Bruzan

5 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Learn About Butterflies Day

3/14/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Spring is in the air, and that means that soon something else will be in the air: butterflies! March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day, so spend some time outside with your kids today and see if you can spot […] Read more >

Dan Siemann with his mom and son

Thanks Mom, for the gift of nature

5/7/2012 // By Carla Brown

Get inspired for Mother’s Day! Five touching stories about how moms gave the gift of nature. Read more >

Herding bison bound for release at Fort Peck, MT

Weekly News Roundup – March 23, 2012

3/23/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Tribes Welcome Home Yellowstone Bison March 21 – After more than a century’s absence, wild, genetically pure bison have returned […] Read more >

Flickr photo by Chris Barron.

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

3/12/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mother and daughter experience the exciting flight of the American woodcock in a Virginia meadow. Read more >

George Gay, from National Wildlife Federation's Northeast Climate Change Program

From Father to Son, a Love of Conservation

3/9/2012 // By NWF

A love of conservation is passed down through the generations in this story of fathers and sons. Read more >

kids playing in leaves.

Observations from a Camp Counselor: Kids Need Natural Play

12/20/2011 // By NWF

Maddie Caldwell is an education intern at the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center and a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Environmental Science with a specialization in sustainable development and environmental stewardship. She developed a passion […] Read more >