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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 >

Green Your Screen Time: Make digital technology your ally in getting kids outside

3/5/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Kimblerly Burger Capozzi As kids spend more time with their electronic gadgets and less time playing outside, the gadgets themselves may seem like the problem. But did you know that those blinking screens can actually help get […] Read more >

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Nature: Driving Revitalization in the Motor City and Beyond

3/1/2013 // By Kara Reeve

  During the roaring 20’s, Detroit glittered as a global center of automobile manufacturing. With a population that soared from 285,000 in 1900 to 1.6 million by 1930, it was the fourth largest city in the United States. As more […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 22, 2013

2/22/2013 // 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: Holding BP Accountable: Oil Spill Trial Set to Begin Monday The National Wildlife Federation hosted a teleconference with representatives […] Read more >

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Ranger Rick Magazines Win Gold

2/21/2013 // By Gretchen Pierce

We’re proud to announce that both Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr. magazines were recently awarded gold medals by the Parents’ Choice Foundation! The Parents’ Choice Awards is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s media. In […] Read more >

Academy of Global Citizenship Receives Green Flag Award

Green Flags Fly in Illinois Schools

2/19/2013 // By Liz Soper

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep It was an unusually warm day in the greater Chicago region as I drove north towards Waukegan, IL in January. The temperature gauge in the car read 46 and it was only 7:30 in […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

2/15/2013 // 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 hails reintroduction of legislation conserving Colorado’s San Juan Mountains February 15-Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s reintroduction of a bill […] Read more >