Voters Across the Political Spectrum Agree: Kids Need to Get Outdoors

While Congress hasn’t agreed on much these days, those who elected them sure have.  A national poll of voters from a wide variety of regions, backgrounds and political leanings has …

Students of Pine Jog Elementary, a U.S. Green Ribbon and NWF Eco-School, hold up lettuce from their hydroponic garden.

Black, Orange… and Green! My Alma Mater is a U.S. Green Ribbon School

Now more than ever, I can’t hide my Tiger pride. Last month, I was thrilled to learn that Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio, was officially named a U.S. Green …

STEM Leaders Agree on Relevancy of Environmental Education for Kids of Color

Whether it’s at the elementary, undergraduate or professional level, we have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in the “STEM,” or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career …

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

When you think about the outdoors and “outdoorsy” people, what comes to mind? Bearded hikers in flannel shirts? Intrepid retirees armed with the latest in GPS gadgetry ambling through the …

NWF Celebrates with Military Kids and Families in the Great Outdoors

On Sunday, April 1st, NWF’s Be Out There campaign joined the Sierra Club, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Military Family Association, and more than twenty other organizations at …

U.S. Forest Service Announces $1 Million in Kids and Nature Grants

Reflecting on the most awe-inspiring moments of my life, I realize that virtually all of them took place in the great outdoors with family members by my side. What I …

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical …

Healthy Kids from Day One Act Introduced to Fight the Inactive, Indoor American Childhood

Last week, Michelle Obama joined thousands of students in Iowa and Florida to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s campaign to fight childhood obesity. Over its …

House Transportation Bill Would Defund Programs to Help Kids Walk to School Safely

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee released its transportation bill yesterday, and it’s already been billed “a march of horribles” that would strip funding from public transit, urban improvements for …

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