children and nature

10 Ways to Nature Play at Home

The weather here in Denver, Colorado has been teasing us with blue skies and warm spring sun, joined by cold fronts and a chilly breeze. But no matter how much …

When we save wildlife, we save ourselves

Wildlife, nature, and the outdoors are essential to any child’s upbringing. Most of us can remember a time in our childhood we spent exploring nature – but now, much of …

Connecting Underserved Families with Nature

Connecting underserved families with nature through camping The National Wildlife Federation Seattle Office offered two Great American Campout events this summer to engage 300 campers from historically underrepresented and underserved …

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior …

NWF’s Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Honored with White House Champions of…

ranger rick poster from december 1974

Funniest Moments in “Dear Ranger Rick” History

Ricky Raccoon drawing by Griffin, age 7

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest Winners

Ranger Rick's Summer Bucket List

Get Ranger Rick’s New Printable: The Ultimate Summer Bucket List with 30 Ideas for Outdoor Fun

Happy first day of summer! Hopefully you’re kicking it off with the Great American Backyard Campout tomorrow. If you need some more ideas for how to celebrate summer, we’ve got …

artist christian slade

Meet the Artist Behind Ricky Raccoon and Enter Ranger Rick Jr.’s “Draw Ricky” Contest

Ranger Rick Jr. magazine’s “Draw Ricky” contest is underway, and we’ve already received a TON of great drawings of Ricky Raccoon, the magazine’s mascot. Haven’t entered yet? Head to our …

Ricky Raccoon waving

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest for Kids

One of the funnest parts of my job as Assistant Editor of Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is opening mail from our young readers. Every time I dig into the big …

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