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Bundle Up and Be Out There!

1/10/2014 // By Kristen Hendricksen

This winter, Be Out There is encouraging you to get outdoors with your kids! Traditionally, conversation about the weather is what most people would call small talk: informal and unimportant. However, when we discovered that weather is the biggest barrier …

Great Gray Owl

These Animals Don’t Care That It’s Freezing Outside

12/14/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I was the first one to bust out my puffy jacket, gloves and hat to stay warm. I don’t like coffee, but I offer to hold other people’s drinks to warm my hands. I nuzzle my nose in my scarf. …

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Snowfall, Wildlife and Gardens

12/13/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Have you been dreaming of a white Christmas, or dreading it?  Either way, the very essence of winter in temperate climes is snow. And what a wonderful thing snow is. Think of it—when temperatures are low enough, water falls from …

Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana

Two Ways You Can Help Stop the Otter Creek Coal Mine Today

6/13/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

  A friend and mentor told me once, “the energy companies are coming, and they are coming fast, so pick your place and protect it with everything you have.” Well, it will not be a surprise to any of you …

Advice from Moms & Dads on Getting Outside, Even When It’s Chilly

1/28/2013 // By Christine Uncles

On January 17, Be Out There held its first ever Facebook Chat, “Bundle Up and Be Out There.” We asked for tips, tricks, success stories, and even some concerns about getting the kids back outside to enjoy nature now that winter …

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The Snowshoe Hare, Fashion Victim of Climate Change

4/10/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Spring came to DC early this year with temperatures reaching into the low 80s by mid-March.  While most people were thrilled about the unseasonably warm weather, I found myself unprepared.  Having only moved to DC recently, my shorts and sandals …

Weekly News Roundup – March 30, 2012

3/30/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New Student Guide Offers Steps for Peer to Peer Campus Sustainability Training March 30 – NWF and the Association for …

Lake Michigan, March 2012. Source: Flicker (farlane)

Great Lakes Ice: Missing in Action

3/13/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

After the fourth warmest winter on record, the extent of ice covering the Great Lakes is at a near record low. The extremely low levels are consistent with a study showing significant declines in ice levels from 1973-2010. This trend …

Early budding trees are confused by the weather. via Nathan Walls/Flickr

GUEST POST: Making a Mild Winter Count

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Kimberly Burger Capozzi is a mom and freelance writer based outside Pittsburgh, PA. She has written about parenting issues, wind power and military spending programs, and chronicles her family’s efforts to cook wholesome meals at www.chefzi.blogspot.com. It doesn’t feel like …

An iceless lake in Bare Brook State Park

Guest Post: A Bare Bear Brook Park

2/28/2012 // By NWF

Eric Orff is a wildlife biologist. He retired from New Hampshire Fish and Game in 2007 after a 31 year career as a biologist. He currently is a consultant to the National Wildlife Federation and is the Merrimack County Fish …

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