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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 …

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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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

One NWFer’s Vintage Great American Backyard Campout

6/3/2010 // By NWF

Karoline Hurd is NWF’s Senior Events Manager. She’ll be camping on June 26 at our headquarters’ Great American Backyard Campout event in a Virginia park.

Gear Up: The Great American Backyard Campout Is June 26

5/28/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Have you ever roasted marshmallows? Do you remember catching fireflies? When’s the last time you stargazed? National Wildlife Federation’s 6th annual backyard campout event on June 26 is an easy way for families and children to connect with nature and create new memories of outdoors experiences

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Camping Out Becomes a Way of Life

5/3/2010 // By NWF

A nature-loving Massachusetts couple hopes to inspire others with their backyard adventure