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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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.

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, …

Ranger Rick's Your Best Shot Photo Contest

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – May 6, 2011

5/6/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari Opening At the Tennessee Aquarium May 6, 2011 – After more than four …

Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal

Congrats, Ranger Rick!

3/25/2011 // By Hannah Schardt

As the newest editor on the Ranger Rick staff, I can take exactly none of the credit for the magazine’s most recent big award. But I can already see the everyday, behind-the-scenes work that makes these magazines so extraordinary. Potty humor, anyone?

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a student reporter roundtable with Gabriel Roy, Time for Kids, Helen Onufer, National Geographic for Kids, Alexandria Zhang, Scholastic, Daniel Symons, Ranger Rick in the Children's Garden of the White House, March 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

An Afternoon at the White House: Junior Ranger Rick Reporter Chats with Michelle Obama

3/18/2011 // By Anne Cissel

As we reported last week, 6th-grader junior Ranger Rick reporter Daniel Symons got the AMAZING opportunity to chat with Michelle Obama at the White House on Wednesday about the Let’s Move! campaign. Daniel and three other junior reporters watched the …