kids and nature

8 Easy Ways to Create Your Own Outdoor Holiday Tradition

Let’s face it: It might feel a bit claustrophobic in the house at this time of year—with the kids underfoot, relatives hovering over you, and the strain of cooking, cleaning, shopping, …

Can Nature Make People More Caring? New Studies Say It’s Possible

The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.

Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games,  By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four …

Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such …

Bays and Lakes: We Can Help Our Kids Develop A Sense of Place

Last week the House Natural Resources Committee voted 22 to 13 to send an important new piece of legislation to the House floor.  It received strong support from the National …

Outdoor Kids: Watch The Sunrise

Fall and winter are great times to catch the sunrise. Watch Rebecca Cohen’s video and read her blog!

Help Whet Kids’ Appetite for Watershed Conservation

When students in my suburban hometown entered seventh grade, we took a trip to explore the ecosystem of the Fox River — the tributary that divided our town in half. …

Outdoor Kids: Be Out There

We’ve started the S’more roasting in Virginia. With last week’s temperatures in the 40s and feeling like December, my kids and I welcomed a beautiful fall Wednesday evening this week …

NWF Shines on Today Show with “Wild Things”

Check out NWF spokesperson Dave Mizejewski on NBC's the Today Show this morning. He brought a cabybara, a beaver, two baby African lions, and more. The animals were squirmy, but …

Where The Wild Things Are: A “Monster” Hit With Great NWF Educational Materials

The feature film, Where The Wild Things Are, has become a smash hit in the box office, exceeding anyone’s expectations. As educational partner to the film, NWF’s Be Out There Campaign has teamed …

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