children and nature

butterfly on flower by JF Bruzan

5 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Learn About Butterflies Day

Spring is in the air, and that means that soon something else will be in the air: butterflies! March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day, so spend some time outside …

Getting Kids Back Outside—NWF Tackles the Problem

Our announcement of NWF’s 10 Million Kids Outdoors goal reminds me of a journey that dramatizes the serious nature of the problem we face. On a flight from Washington D.C. …

Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And …

George Gay, from National Wildlife Federation's Northeast Climate Change Program

From Father to Son, a Love of Conservation

A love of conservation is passed down through the generations in this story of fathers and sons.

kids playing in leaves.

Observations from a Camp Counselor: Kids Need Natural Play

Maddie Caldwell is an education intern at the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center and a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Environmental Science with a specialization …

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public …

Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a …

Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix …

One NWFer’s Vintage Great American Backyard Campout

  |   June 3, 2010

Karoline Hurd is NWF’s Senior Events Manager. She’ll be camping on June 26 at our headquarters’ Great American Backyard Campout event in a Virginia park.

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