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10 Ideas To Get Kids Outside After School Starts

9/1/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Homework, soccer practice, ballet—is there time in the schedule to play outside? Here are some tips to add some outdoor time to a busy day: Scenario #1: Traffic made you late, there’s no time to cook dinner, so you drive the […] Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >

Week Four: Bird Nest Discovery

8/5/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Hunt for bird nests with Jennifer Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside and I Love Dirt. Read more >

Outdoor Kids: “Forced” Family Fun

7/23/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Forcing fun isn’t really possible, but when my kids are having trouble peeling themselves away from video games, I have been known to put my foot down and take them outside. After just a few minutes, they forget that I […] Read more >

Week Two: A “Bugly” Scavenger Hunt

7/21/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Bugs are everywhere in nature, regardless of whether you’re a city dweller or a country dweller. I encourage you to take a walk with your kids and see just what you can find as you embark on a Bugly Scavenger Hunt. Read more >

What are Baby Raccoons Called…Besides Cute?

7/9/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

Last week, work stopped for a good half hour at the National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters in Reston, VA when a mother raccoon and four babies were spotted climbing precariously around a giant tree snag outside our office window. (See video […] Read more >

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

7/1/2009 // By David Mizejewski

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the woods behind our building. The snag used to be a […] Read more >

Wild Tweets: Using Twitter to Monitor Wildlife

6/30/2009 // By Jessica Jones

Since joining Twitter and making connections in the “green” Twitter world, I have heard a lot of people wondering whether the environmental community can focus all of Twitter’s positive energy towards a greater purpose. Can we get people who tweet […] Read more >

10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

5/12/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

At National Wildlife Federation we are very serious about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. That’s why we are very active on social media sites, because we know that there are a number of ways these sites can protect wildlife […] Read more >

Relieve Your Cabin Fever

3/17/2009 // By Ashleigh Poff

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons. I love the smells and warm weather they bring. And although winter is not cold and dreary all over the country (some people enjoy warm weather year round!), the coming of spring still […] Read more >