kids and nature

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Week Five: Handy Plants

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

Week Four: Bird Nest Discovery

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

Firefly photographed by Radim Schreiber in Iowa.

Fireflies!

The weather’s warm and the kids are on summer vacation, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and encounter the insect icon of summertime: the firefly. Did you …

Week Three: Get Out and Grow Some Bubbles!

Jennifer Ward shares tips for making GINORMOUS bubbles outside.

‘Being Out There’ With Secretary Salazar (VIDEO)

It’s amazing who you bump into in the woods on a Monday afternoon! First, some background: National Wildlife Federation joined the U.S. Department of the Interior at Monday’s kickoff of United …

Memories of Wild Places

A senior editor for Ranger Rick magazine shares her thoughts about the restorative powers of nature.

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