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Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

2/9/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Every day, we check our emails, blackberry and mail to find an overload of information that we don’t need. I’ll make this easy for you—you NEED to hear this (and to make things even easier, click here). A debate has …


Five Tips for Fun and Easy Backyard and Balcony Birding

1/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

People will sometimes put out a bird feeder and a bird bath and almost immediately see a variety of feathered friends arrive.  In time, many of these birds will seem familiar because of their color, size or distinctive shapes.  You …

Jaime, Jean (Craig's wife), Ben and Dan (Craig's sons)

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

12/7/2010 // By Jaime Matyas

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain cancer just over a year ago. As we shared stories …


Tips To Make Nature Second Nature

8/31/2010 // By Guest Author

6 ways to create an ‘outdoor habit’ for your family

National Wildlife Week: Tuesday Tweets (not that kind)

3/16/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Tuesday Tweets, the second post in our National Wildlife Week series, hopes that after you retweet this blog post you’ll shut it down and take your lunch break outside. But first, check out these birds that make ridiculously long migrations annually.

Outdoor Kids: Be Out There

10/22/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

We’ve started the S’more roasting in Virginia. With last week’s temperatures in the 40s and feeling like December, my kids and I welcomed a beautiful fall Wednesday evening this week by walking the dog, watching bats at dusk, collecting kindling …

Be Out There: Five Great Online Tools For Parents To Increase Their Kids’ Outdoor Time

10/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Moms and dads who want to increase the amount of outdoor play time their kids are getting each week can find valuable help from the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There parents’ education program by using five terrific online tools.

October 4th: World Animal Day — Learn About/Join NWF’s Wildlife Watch!

10/4/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

It is World Animal Day–a day to show appreciation for animals of all kinds. World Animal Day was established on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. For …

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

9/24/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

To me, a family garden is an outdoor landscape (if even a balcony, windowsill or community park or school garden) that has something for everyone in your family, and a space you take care of together throughout the year: planting, …

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 …