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How to Celebrate the 40th Earth Day, Family-Style

4/19/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, family-style.
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TALK L8R! 2 MUCH TXT-ING, GOING OUTSIDE

1/21/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The bottom line—families need to Be Out There more than they are. Kids who spend time outside have fitter bodies, better eyesight, less stress, and better grades.
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For The New Year, Pledge A Different Kind of TIME OUT

12/30/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

Let’s make the indoor childhood so ’00s. NWF wants Americans to open the next decade with a new type  of ‘time out’: a New Year’s resolution to spend more of our days outside. The Be Out There campaign invites families […] Read more >

Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

12/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games,  By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four to seven minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play.  This causes […] Read more >

Be Out There: Five Great Online Tools For Parents To Increase Their Kids’ Outdoor Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Moms and dads who want to increase the amount of outdoor play time their kids are getting each week can find valuable help from the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There parents’ education program by using five terrific online tools.
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Be Out There: Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such as "stranger danger."   While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >

Be Out There: The Ten Reasons Parents Should Care About Outdoor Time For Kids

10/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation’s new Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Read more >

NWF and Where The Wild Things Are

10/9/2009 // By Rachel Stemen

NWF has always been about “wild things,” so our latest partnership is especially exciting! The National Wildlife Federation has teamed with the upcoming feature film Where the Wild Things Are, to launch Be Out There™, a national campaign to get […] Read more >

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >

3 Ways You Can Help the 7.6 Million Kids with Vitamin D Deficiency

9/2/2009 // By Julia Marden

A recent Washington Post article points out a growing problem among American children– Vitamin D deficiency, which can cause bone and heart ailments. You can get your Vitamin D from fortified milk, but the best way is to get outside […] Read more >