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Five Ways to Embrace Mud This Spring

3/28/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mom shares her tips on surviving, and thriving, during the mud of spring. Read more >

Outdoor Play for Baby Boomers: An Audio Archive

3/4/2011 // By Mary Collins

Welcome to the Free Play Project, which celebrates the history of unstructured, spontaneous play for children in the United States by gathering audio recordings of people’s memories of stickball, marbles, and other outdoor games. Read more >

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5 Fantastic Outdoor Blogs by Parents (plus 6 more!)

11/8/2010 // By Anne Cissel

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 >

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Finding Time For A Green Hour

1/27/2010 // By Anne Cissel

Life is full of ironies. In 2007, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Green Hour program, giving parents the tools to make the outdoors part of their children’s daily life. How?  Using the Internet—considered by many the enemy to outdoor experience. […] Read more >

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One Child’s Prescription—Nature

1/1/2010 // By Guest Author

My first clue to how my nine-year-old son connected with the outdoors came about five years ago while on a visit to Grandpa’s farm. I watched one afternoon as the two of them hauled freshly cut cedar logs back and […] Read more >

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Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air

1/1/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Federation’s 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. Reasons a Parent Should Care: Stronger bones […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: The Space In Between

10/1/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca Cohen finds time–even in the midst of her family’s busy schedules–for nature. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

9/24/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

To me, a family garden is an outdoor landscape (if even a balcony, windowsill or community park or school garden) that has something for everyone in your family, and a space you take care of together throughout the year: planting, […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Rock Climbing

9/10/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

In the center of New York City, Rebecca Cohen’s kids found the perfect natural playground. Read more >

Week Three: Get Out and Grow Some Bubbles!

7/27/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward shares tips for making GINORMOUS bubbles outside. Read more >