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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (right) signs a bill proposed by Jacob Robinson, 8, (left) on Tuesday. Photo Courtesy of the Governors Press Office

8-Year-Old Shows Power of Speaking Up for Nature

4/14/2011 // By Kristy Myers

As the Maryland General Assembly wrapped this week there was a bill signing that was important for us conservationists because it addressed an important issue – Invasive Plant Species. For those of us parents who believe in connecting our kids […] Read more >

No Child Left Inside- Be Out There!

3/4/2011 // By Kim Martinez

No Child Left Inside How often do kids spend time outdoors in unstructured play? Not too often nowadays. If you think your kids are getting that outdoor time at school, you might be surprised to find out that schools are […] Read more >

Children playing in the outdoors

10 Ways NWF Has Helped Your Children

1/20/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

This year, NWF celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding as a coalition of conservation groups seeking to make the nation safer for wildlife and wild places. NWF focused early on the need to educate America’s future generations about conservation. […] Read more >

Kids for Hike and Seek

Adventure in a Park: Prepping for the “Hike and Seek” Event

9/23/2010 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

It’s early Saturday morning, with large iced coffees in hand, National Wildlife Federation’s Jaime Matyas and I are packing snacks (goldfish yum!) and our children into the car.  MacKenzie (7 years) and John-John (2 ½) are excited to head to […] Read more >

Back to School? Back Outside!

9/1/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

‘Back to School:Back Outside!’ Report Documents How Outdoor Time Boosts Academic Performance
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Helping Wildlife With Grace

6/11/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

As the bleak news continues to flow from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf, there is one thing that is keeping spirits a little bit lighter: the amazing outpouring of support from people–especially children–across the country who are doing […] Read more >

One NWFer’s Vintage Great American Backyard Campout

6/3/2010 // By NWF

Karoline Hurd is NWF’s Senior Events Manager. She’ll be camping on June 26 at our headquarters’ Great American Backyard Campout event in a Virginia park.
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Gear Up: The Great American Backyard Campout Is June 26

5/28/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Have you ever roasted marshmallows? Do you remember catching fireflies? When’s the last time you stargazed? National Wildlife Federation’s 6th annual backyard campout event on June 26 is an easy way for families and children to connect with nature and create new memories of outdoors experiences
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Mother Nature and nature’s mothers

5/7/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF’s Be Out There campaign has great last-minute suggestions for fun family activities this Mother’s Day weekend. Read more >

Off and Running! NWF Helps Launch National Physical Activity Plan

5/4/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

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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