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Pick Up a Pencil and Connect with Nature

1/17/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I’m an environmental education nerd, and frequently troll bookstores for new material. Earlier this month, I stumbled upon a book called The Southern Swamp Explorer. I instantly fell in love with the detailed information and its presentation. Naturally, I stalked the author and […] Read more >

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Snap and Share! Celebrate Nature Photography Day With NWF

6/15/2011 // By Rachel Stemen

Wednesday, June 15th is Nature Photography Day – a day to explore nature through a camera lens and celebrate photos that inspire us to conserve wildlife and wild places. I have always loved nature photos, and only recently got into […] Read more >

Summertime First Aid: Poison Plants

8/9/2010 // By Guest Author

Defend your family from the “itchy plants” — poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak Read more >

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7 Tips to Safely Introduce Your Baby to the Outdoors

7/16/2010 // By Guest Author

Mosquitoes, poison ivy, sunburn… get tips on making the outdoors fun and safe for your baby Read more >

Ten Tips for Camping with Toddlers

5/25/2010 // By Carla Brown

You don’t have put outdoor adventures on hold when your kids are small. Just be prepared! Read more >

5 Tips for Sharing the Road (and the Love) With Wildlife

12/3/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

I've been inspired by Subaru's Share the Love Event, where Subaru donates $250 to one of five charities (NWF included!) for every one of their cars purchased or leased, and I wanted to post some helpful tips on how you […] Read more >

Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

11/22/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such as "stranger danger."   While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >

Be Out There: Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such as "stranger danger."   While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >

Be Out There: The Ten Reasons Parents Should Care About Outdoor Time For Kids

10/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation’s new Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Read more >

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >

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