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Wanda Whiteside recommends camping for everyone

One Night of Camping Changed Wanda’s World

6/19/2013 // By Carla Brown

Wanda slept outside in a tent for the first time as a grandmother with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout – and she recommends the experience for everyone.

These tent-making bats are keeping dry under their homemade leaf tent. Wikimedia photo by Charlesjsharp

3 Wildlife Tent Experts Prepare You for the Great American Backyard Campout

6/17/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

We are just days away from this year’s Great American Backyard Campout, and to help get everyone pumped for the big event, our own David Mizejewski will be on the Today show this Thursday helping Kathy Lee and Hoda set …

Ivy Simmons, a mom who encourages her kids to play and camp outside

Moms Say Campout Brought Peacefulness To Their Families

6/17/2013 // By Carla Brown

Two moms from Atlanta, Georgia, describe how participating in the Great American Backyard Campout was a great and surprisingly peaceful family experience. Join us this June 22! You can register for free!

Dyan Szall Puts Up Her Tent

Birthday Girl Celebrates with a Backyard Campout

6/14/2013 // By Carla Brown

When Dyan turned 12, she decided to celebrate with a backyard campout. Camp in your backyard this June 22 for the Great American Backyard Campout.

Weekly News Roundup – June 7, 2013

6/7/2013 // 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: Ranger Rick’s Tree House App Takes Home the Gold June 7-National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that its Ranger …

Summer Camp and the Great Outdoors: A Natural (and Powerful) Combination!

5/30/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Peg L. Smith As a parent, one of the things I want most for my children (and all children) is the freedom of spirit that includes one’s heart and mind: To explore who they are — their strengths, …

My mom, my sister and I

Mother’s Day Mishaps: Perfection in Nature is Boring

5/12/2013 // By Dani Tinker

As I thought about Mother’s Day this year, I recounted the wonderful memories I have outdoors with my mom. A pattern quickly emerged. My favorite experiences involve some level of imperfection, and that’s exactly what makes them special. Here’s a …

Weekly News Roundup – March 29, 2013

3/29/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New guide addresses parents’ weather-related concerns around letting kids enjoy outdoor playtime March 27 – The new weather guide emphasizes the …

Sucia Island State Park is a 564-acre marine park with 77,700 feet of shoreline. Sucia Island is considered the crown jewel of the state's marine park system. It is consistently ranked as one of the top boating destinations in the world. Sucia Island and several smaller islands comprise the "Sucia group."

Share Your Photos to Protect Washington’s State Parks

3/12/2013 // By Cathy Curley

Next week, our beloved Washington State Parks will turn 100 years old, but their future is uncertain as budget cuts put the entire park system at risk. The thought of losing these special places tugs at my heart.  As I …

Holiday gifts ideas for outdoor play.

Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Play: Think Outside the (X) Box

11/9/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

We have updated gift ideas for 2013! Check out some Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals >> Paging through the latest toy catalog from one of my favorite department stores, I noticed not one of the kid’s holiday toys encouraged …

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