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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 …

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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 …

Weekly News Roundup-December 07, 2012

12/7/2012 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: 118 Sportsmen’s and Conservation Groups Urge Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credits December 04-Congress should extend critical tax incentives …

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My Life with a Raccoon

12/6/2012 // By NWF

Please join us in wishing a very happy retirement to Donna Miller, NWF’s art director, who worked at Ranger Rick magazine for 40 years! We thought you’d enjoy reading more about her amazing career.

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Ranger Rick Goes High Tech

12/5/2012 // By Hannah Schardt

My kids know that I write for Ranger Rick magazine and, I am sorry to say, they are not all that impressed. Don’t get me wrong. They love the magazine. But when asked about what I do, they say that my job …

Weekly News Roundup – November 16, 2012

11/16/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Gulf Restoration: A Win for Wildlife and the Economy November 16 – The 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion sent more …

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