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Nature Photography: A Fun and Free Outdoor Summer Activity for Kids

6/27/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Attention, Parents! Summer officially started a week ago and if your kids aren’t already out of school and hanging around the house, they soon will be. Now, we all know that getting the kids outside is better for your sanity. […] Read more >

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The Forecast Calls For Play

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Guest post by Holly A. How many perfect-weather days do you get every year where you live? Where I live in southern Florida, I’d estimate the number would be 75 days. Now think about what it would be like to […] Read more >

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Camping With Kids Made Easy- Facebook Chat Recap

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Planning on camping out with the little ones this summer? National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement has all of the best camping tips to make your next overnight stay in the woods or backyard as easy as 1, 2, […] Read more >

Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

6/24/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters over the years. Our pond—called Warbler Pond due to the […] Read more >

First place winner, Backyard Habitats, 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest. Photo by Alandra Palisser.

National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Backyard Habitats

6/24/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

You don’t have to go on safari or travel to some exotic locale to get wonderful nature photos. The Backyard Habitat category of our National Wildlife Photo Contest celebrates the wild creatures, native plants and natural settings found closer to […] Read more >

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

6/20/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  The Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 22.  Families all across the country will head outside for a little old-fashioned camping fun (you can too – find out how right here). To get into the spirit, I […] Read more >

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Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

6/20/2013 // By David Ruckman

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby. Read more >

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. Read more >

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How Do You Get Outside When It’s Hot Out There?

6/18/2013 // By Lindsay Legendre

“It’s too hot to go outside today!” You’ve heard it before. Heck, you’ve probably said it yourself. I know I have! When it gets hot, it’s easy to forgo an outdoor adventure for the cool comfort of air conditioning, but […] Read more >

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Seven National Wildlife Photo Contest Shark Pictures

6/18/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Although as an editor for National Wildlife magazine I’m accustomed to seeing some of the world’s best nature photography, I never cease to be amazed by the quality of work that participants enter in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. […] Read more >