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Meeting Ranger Rick

What National Junior Ranger Day and Ranger Rick Mean to Me (A Lot)

4/17/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As a young girl, I continually wandered the forests and riverbanks near my home in Massachusetts searching for frogs and other wildlife.  I am a part of the last generation to remember a childhood spent largely absorbed in outdoor experience, […] Read more >

Photo: Tsung Yao (T.Y.) Huang

Nature’s “Mirror Mirror”: 13 Spectacular Photos with Water Reflection

3/24/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these photos that use water reflection to make them extra special. Read more >

Wildlife Week – Eight Ways You Can Personally Become a Wildlife Saver

3/19/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

It is National Wildlife Week March 19-25! Not sure what you can do?  The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and every kid and adult to become a wildlife conservationist at […] Read more >

My son and I with Ranger Rick circa 2002

Happy Birthday to Ranger Rick from One Colleague to Another

3/13/2012 // By Becky Lentz

I asked my mother what she remembers about getting Ranger Rick magazine for her four daughters: “Ranger Rick had good pictures, activities, stories, all the things you liked.” She also said, “Sometimes I would save them for bad times.” Hmm. […] Read more >

Me frolicking with a monster, as depicted in a wall painting in Saskatoon, SK, Canada (Wikimedia Commons via flickr | Scott Woods-Fehr)

Study: Children’s Books Are No Longer Where the Wild Things Are

2/8/2012 // By Max Greenberg

As the former wolf-costumed star of a classic of the genre, I know a thing or two about children’s books and how they affect us. A big part of their job was to teach us about magical kismet and the […] Read more >

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

12/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed charismatic mega-fauna on a daily basis, and now live near […] Read more >

7 Jaw-Dropping Facts About What Snakes Really Eat

12/13/2011 // By NWF

If you’ve played our irresistibly silly mobile app for 2 to 5 year olds, What Did Snakey Eat?, you know that kids get to help Sammy the Skunk figure out what his friend Snakey ate by matching the shape in Snakey’s belly to […] Read more >

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4 Real-Life Angry Birds

12/8/2011 // By Hannah Schardt

Even the animal lovers at Ranger Rick can appreciate the fun in Angry Birds—and REAL angry birds. Here are a few of our favorite avian toughies. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – December 2, 2011

12/2/2011 // 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: Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Launches New Website November 28 – Conservation groups today launched a new website, www.MississippiRiverDelta.org, […] Read more >

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5 Reasons Kids Should Enter Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest

10/7/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Children are natural wildlife watchers. Last week, every time my 20-month-old son Nate walked out of our apartment building, he would emphatically blurt out something that sounded like “Bag-bag-bag!” Honestly, I was only slightly conscious of it for the first few days, my […] Read more >