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Snorkeler comes face to face with a jellyfish. Photo by Bill Lamp'l. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Connecting People With Nature

7/9/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Connecting people with nature is an important part of our mission here at NWF—and it is also one of the seven categories in our annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. The requirement in this category is to show people interacting with […] Read more >

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7 Wildlife Photo Tips to Never Forget

7/8/2013 // By Guest Author

This guest post by Jim Goldstein is sponsored by BorrowLenses.com. I’ve always felt great wildlife photography mapped well to the Chinese proverb “the journey is the reward.” While I obviously enjoy seeing the end result of my wildlife photography outings I […] Read more >

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4 Reasons America’s National Parks are Amazing

7/4/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

As we celebrate the 4th of July, thoughts turn to the many things that make the United States of America great. For me, one of those things is the spectacular landscapes, wilderness, and just all around “great outdoors” that we […] Read more >

Don’t Fence Us Out of Our Public Lands

7/2/2013 // By Kate Zimmerman

I didn’t grow up with fences. In the small Midwestern town where I grew up, everyone’s backyard was still “open range.” I joined the rest of the kids in my neighborhood to roam that open range, playing Hide & Seek […] Read more >

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Get Dirty, Muddy, Happy and Healthy

6/29/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Who doesn’t love to splash in puddles, roll in mud, kick up dirt? Apparently a lot of people. Dirt has become a widespread fear for kids (and adults), and ultimately a barrier to getting outside. But mud is a key […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- June 28, 2013

6/28/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill June 26- The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new bill in the U.S. Senate that would help bolster federal efforts to restore the Great Lakes, the source of 20 percent […] Read more >

Yaeda Valley landscape, Tanzania.

Photo of the Day: Yaeda Valley, Tanzania

6/27/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

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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 >