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Weekly News Roundup – March 22, 2013

3/22/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Keystone XL Tar Sands Vote a Test of Climate Commitment March 22-The U.S. Senate is set to vote […] Read more >

Today Show host Hoda Kotb, NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski, and Actress Molly Ringwald celebrate National Wildlife Week

Molly Ringwald Celebrates National Wildlife Week on Today Show

3/22/2013 // By David Mizejewski

Actress Molly Ringwald guest-hosted the fourth hour of The Today Show this morning with Hoda Kotb. I grew up in the ’80s watching her in films such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, so when I found out that […] Read more >

Tree Time: A Kids’ Guide to Tree Facts and Fun

3/20/2013 // By Lindsay Legendre

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree,” wrote poet Joyce Kilmer. In addition to their beauty, trees are regal and leafy friends that play an important role in our environment and serve all […] Read more >

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Welcome to National Wildlife Week!

3/18/2013 // By Nicole Rousmaniere

The start of spring means it’s also time to celebrate National Wildlife Week: a 75-year-old tradition! At this time each year National Wildlife Federation celebrates wildlife and suggests actions we all can take to help safeguard wildlife and their habitat. National […] Read more >

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Ranger Rick Through the Years

3/14/2013 // By Mary Dalheim

Ranger Rick magazine has entertained children and educated them about wildlife for more than 45 years. It all started with the January 1967 issue of NWF’s Ranger Rick’s Nature Magazine, and since then, America’s favorite raccoon has hosted more than 515 awesome issues! Read more >

Go Green Times Three This St. Patrick’s Day

3/14/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest Post By Susan E. Goodman There’s a saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks and leprechauns are one way to go green on March 17th, but there are other ways, too… like getting a head start on […] Read more >

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5 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Learn About Butterflies Day

3/14/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

Spring is in the air, and that means that soon something else will be in the air: butterflies! March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day, so spend some time outside with your kids today and see if you can spot […] Read more >

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Twelve Tree-Mendous Wildlife Facts for National Wildlife Week

3/13/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

Next Monday we’ll join children across the country in a celebration of trees during National Wildlife Week. This year, we’re teaming up with kids and hope to plant 75,000 trees in honor of National Wildlife Week’s 75th anniversary. Read about […] Read more >

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Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to be Animals or Naturalists

3/7/2013 // By Carla Brown

Learn about wildilfe by BEING an animal or naturalist in these fun apps. Read more >

Cows In the Garden: How One Teacher at a NYC Eco-School in the Bronx Engages Children in Science

3/5/2013 // By Emily Fano

One sunny day in 2010, a farmer came to visit PS 69 Journey Prep School in the Bronx, a NYC Eco-School. The farmer brought Rainbow, a 7-day-old calf, along with him.  While Rainbow munched contentedly on plants in the school garden, the […] Read more >