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Michelle Obama in the White House Garden

Junior Ranger Rick Reporter to Interview First Lady

3/11/2011 // By Anne Cissel

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!

11/10/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

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. I profile these young people for the magazine’s news column …

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Kids and Nature: The Sweetness of Childhood

10/20/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

As an editor at Ranger Rick, one of my favorite jobs is to prepare the column called “Ask Rick,” which appears frequently in the magazine.  It features questions sent to us by our readers, and our answers to these. Reading …

Ranger Rick at Hike and Seek Chicago

Bringing Outdoor Fun to the Windy City – Hike & Seek Takes on Chicago

10/8/2010 // By Karoline Hurd

Friday, October 1, couldn’t have been any nicer. The weather was picture perfect and Chicago seemed to be enjoying the beginning of a beautiful fall weekend. After receiving the much-anticipated Chicago Parks permit via fax at my hotel, we drove …

Hike and Seek Hikers

Kids Discover Nature with NWF’s Hike & Seek at Seneca Creek State Park

10/5/2010 // By Mary Burnette

After three days of torrential rain, the bright morning sun was welcomed by NWF’s Hike & Seekers at Seneca Creek State Park on Saturday. The air was crisp and clean, perfect for a hike in the woods to discover the …

Ranger Rick Magazine Wins Education Publication Award

6/16/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Ranger Rick Magazine win K-5 periodical of the year by Association of Educational Publishers.

Ranger Rick: Behind the Scenes

10/7/2009 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

Find out what it was really like interviewing people whose co-workers are dogs, whales and penguins!

Ranger Rick Six-Year-Old Helps Cornell Lab and NSF With U.S. Ladybug Recovery

9/17/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

It seems we must never underestimate the power of NWF’s favorite raccoon — Ranger Rick. Here is an AP story about how a motivated six year old Ranger Rick Reader helped Cornell researchers and the National Science Foundation locate a colony and obtain specimens of rare vanishing ladybugs. Mary …

My Day with the Elephants: A “Ranger Rick” Editor Tells All

4/7/2009 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

When I meet new people and tell them that I write for Ranger Rick magazine, they often get a nostalgic, far-away look in their eyes. Many exclaim, “Oh, I used to love that magazine when I was a kid.” Or, …

Ranger Rick Goes to Washington

2/6/2009 // By Julia Marden

Breaking News: A Washington Post article reports that raccoons have invaded White House grounds, and are causing the National Park Service no small amount of trouble. We at NWF would like to posit that perhaps the raccoon population is a little …