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Joanna Pinneo Named Ranger Rick Magazine Photographer of the Year

5/21/2013 // By Michele Reyzer

Have you ever wondered who takes the incredible photos that appear in the pages of Ranger Rick magazine? Joanna Pinneo, of Boulder, Colorado, is one of our very talented photographers. She loves to travel the country in search of compelling …

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“Bike to Work” Day and “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day Coincide!

5/17/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Today is “Bike to Work” Day and also “Wear your Life Jacket to Work” Day, and here at the Pacific Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick has a tough choice on how to get to work. Our …

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5 Reasons to Download Ranger Rick Apps for Kids, Now On Sale for Earth Day

4/22/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Have you downloaded the newest Ranger Rick iPad® apps yet? If not, your family is missing out! Ranger Rick now has digital fun for kids of all ages, starting with Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures™: Lions for 4–7 year olds. It’s …

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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 …

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Ranger Rick Through the Years

3/14/2013 // By Mary Dalheim

Ranger Rick magazine has entertained children and educated them about wildlife for more than 45 years. It all started with the January 1967 issue of NWF’s Ranger Rick’s Nature Magazine, and since then, America’s favorite raccoon has hosted more than 515 awesome issues!

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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 …


Ranger Rick Magazines Win Gold

2/21/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

We’re proud to announce that both Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr. magazines were recently awarded gold medals by the Parents’ Choice Foundation! The Parents’ Choice Awards is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s media. In …

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The Best Apps for Kids who Love Animal Facts

2/15/2013 // By Carla Brown

Find out which wildlife-themed kids apps engaged my kids and hopefully they will inspire your kids to care about wildlife too!

Advice from Moms & Dads on Getting Outside, Even When It’s Chilly

1/28/2013 // By Christine Uncles

On January 17, Be Out There held its first ever Facebook Chat, “Bundle Up and Be Out There.” We asked for tips, tricks, success stories, and even some concerns about getting the kids back outside to enjoy nature now that winter …

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Give Kids a Break: Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Value of Recess

1/4/2013 // By Mary Burnette

The new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics about the importance of recess time brought back some vivid memories of my days on the playground. At the risk of aging myself, I remember when my grammar school in San …