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Great American Backyard Campout

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

6/30/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout. This event is the […] Read more >

Behind the scenes at the Today Show. David Mizejewski holding the red fox while talking with Kathie Lee and Hoda. MBlevins/NWF

Wild Animals, Camping and Justin Bieber: Behind the Scenes with NWF at the Today Show

6/28/2011 // By Megan Blevins

The National Wildlife Federation’s Naturalist and Media Personality David Mizejewski has been appearing on television for years, bringing wildlife into people’s homes while sharing NWF’s mission with  millions of viewers.   As a broadcasting enthusiast and a regular follower of Dave’s […] Read more >

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Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

6/17/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured play.  While kids are engaged in organized sports, there isn’t […] Read more >

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

6/14/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School had the opportunity to celebrate Great Outdoors […] Read more >

Lesser long-nosed bat by Greg Tucker

Wildlife-Watching at Night: Five Species You May Spot in Your Backyard

6/1/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Welcome to June 2011—a month that has been designated Great Outdoors Month by President Barack Obama and by dozens of states across the country. Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’re gearing up to celebrate the great outdoors with NWF’s Great American […] Read more >

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NWF and Let’s Move! in Estes Park, Colorado

10/12/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Patrick Fitzgerald, NWF’s Director of Education Advocacy. Hello from Colorado! This week I’m at the 125th anniversary of camping celebration at the beautiful YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center.  The center sits 8,000 feet […] Read more >

Backyard Campout: The (mis)adventures of one mom, her kids, and a trampoline

6/30/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Blogger Suzanne Delzio writes about her family’s Great American Backyard Campout—five families split between two yards. Read more >

Favorite Moments from the Great American Backyard Campout in Ann Arbor — or in Your Own Backyard

6/30/2010 // By NWF

It was a warm summer night in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when over 45 families gathered with NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center at the Leslie Science and Nature Center for the Great American Backyard Campout ® on June 26th. Children went […] Read more >

Get outdoors with American Girl and Saturday’s national campout

6/25/2010 // By NWF

The Great American Backyard Campout (GABC) is right around the corner! This weekend, families across the country will celebrate the annual event.In the same outdoor spirit as their 2010 Girl of the Year Lanie, American Girl is serving as the national sponsor for the GABC to encourage kids everywhere to enjoy the outdoors.
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Sweeten this weekend’s Great American Backyard Campout with Hershey’s

6/24/2010 // By NWF

This year, HERSHEY’S sweetens the Great American Backyard Campout on Saturday, June 26th by partnering with NWF to promote the event. Together, we are encouraging kids and adults to enjoy the outdoors while sleeping under the stars.
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