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NWF to HOP to Remaking Children’s Outdoor Play

Recent research shows that young children who play outdoors in spaces that are specifically designed for 0-5 year olds actually garner more developmental benefits: They engage in 22% more physical …

Growing Greener: The Wonder of Wild Places  

A rainy weekend in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is an investment in the next generation Each fall, my family and I go exploring and camping with our close friends. This year, with …

Walking for Wildlife

As part of Urban Wildlife Week which starts October 16, a group led by the National Wildlife Federation’s California Regional Executive Director, Beth Pratt Bergstrom and partners is embarking on an almost 50-mile hike to raise …

Waterways for Wildlife

Several National Wildlife Federation programs support the waterways and habitats in these important lands. Here are a few of our favorites: Supawna Meadows National Refuge The Supawna Meadows National Refuge …

Engaging All Americans in Conservation

A survey of national park visitors in 2008-2009 commissioned by the National Park Service found that just over 20% of park visitors were minorities, yet minorities make up nearly 40% …

Get Outside on Delaware River Waterways this Fall

Yet, the sad fact remains that many of the 15 million people who rely on the Delaware River for clean drinking water don’t have the chance to experience wildlife and wild …

Connecting First Time Campers with Nature

Our primary goal of the Great American Campouts at Camp Long is to provide families who have never been camping and who may not be comfortable recreating in the outdoors …

DO Go Chasing Waterfalls  

Check out my top 5 favorites! Most Fun for Kids – Sliding Rock Waterfall Arrive early to experience this natural mountain waterfall outside Asheville, North Carolina. For the ultimate slip and slide, …

Explore Public Lands In Any Season

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

Follow the Fall Foliage

As always, a camping trip offers a great chance to spot wildlife, including some that may be preparing for winter as you’re out and about this fall. I’ve created a list of …

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