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Weekly News Roundup- July 12,2013

7/12/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Enter the National Wildlife’s Photo Contest before July 15! Registered users can vote for their favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award here. Orcas are in danger from dirty coal. Speak up […] Read more >

Photo by Andrew Price

I Get UP! – In the Wilds of Michigan

7/10/2013 // By Mary Price

Many people know all about the mitt…and I’m not referring to the former governor turned Presidential candidate (though he was born here). The “mitt” that is Michigan is one of the most enduring monikers we have for an American state’s […] Read more >

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 Faulkner

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 >

Alert Sea Otter and Pup

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 >

Brown bear catching salmon

4 Reasons America’s National Parks are Amazing

7/4/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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 >

Mud Run

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 Faulkner

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 >

Sunset over California valley

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

6/27/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

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 >