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

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

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 …

7 Jaw-Dropping Facts About What Snakes Really Eat

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 …


4 Real-Life Angry Birds

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

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 …

Ranger Rick's Your Best Shot Photo Contest

5 Reasons Kids Should Enter Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – May 6, 2011

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 …

Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal

Congrats, Ranger Rick!

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

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 …

Michelle Obama in the White House Garden

Junior Ranger Rick Reporter to Interview First Lady

On March 16, 11-year-old Daniel Symons will chat with First Lady Michelle Obama about her garden and the Let’s Move! campaign — at the White House!

Young girls walking a dog

Kids Are Our Future–YES!

As an editor of Ranger Rick, I am lucky enough to write about amazing kids month after month–kids who are doing awesome things to make the planet a better place. …

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