kids and nature

Interior Secetary: Kids Spending Just Four Minutes A Day Playing Outdoors

Can you imagine a world where people no longer care about wildlife or nature? Many of us may feel there is already too little concern for nature but that could get worse … Read more

Ranger Rick: Behind the Scenes

Find out what it was really like interviewing people whose co-workers are dogs, whales and penguins! Read more

Consequences

The current generation of college students and young professionals will be the ones to pay the price for the catastrophic climate change that's already affecting our planet. So really it's … Read more

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and … Read more

3 Ways You Can Help the 7.6 Million Kids with Vitamin D Deficiency

A recent Washington Post article points out a growing problem among American children– Vitamin D deficiency, which can cause bone and heart ailments. You can get your Vitamin D from … Read more

Scavenger Hunt

10 Ideas To Get Kids Outside After School Starts

Homework, soccer practice, ballet—is there time in the schedule to play outside? Here are some tips to add some outdoor time to a busy day: Scenario #1: Traffic made you late, … Read more

What a Difference One Volunteer Can Make

I had the privilege of honoring National Wildlife Federation’s Volunteer of the Year, Kathy Lewis, in Akron, Ohio last night. Kathy has been a dedicated wildlife educator and an advocate … Read more

Leading Online Tool For Finding Terrific Outdoor Spaces and Events Near You

Hi readers, Your friends at NWF often worry about the recent trend of people (especially kids) spending too much time indoors.  We aren’t against people using the Internet (obviously) but … Read more

Week Five: Handy Plants

Jenny Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside, tells how to collect “seed stowaways.” Read more

Week Four: Bird Nest Discovery

Hunt for bird nests with Jennifer Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside and I Love Dirt. Read more