Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day, the cherry atop Great Outdoors Month and another great opportunity to move toward getting millions of new kids outdoors on a regular … Read more
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U.S. Forest Service Announces $1 Million in Kids and Nature Grants
Reflecting on the most awe-inspiring moments of my life, I realize that virtually all of them took place in the great outdoors with family members by my side. What I … Read more
Healthy Kids from Day One Act Introduced to Fight the Inactive, Indoor American Childhood
Last week, Michelle Obama joined thousands of students in Iowa and Florida to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s campaign to fight childhood obesity. Over its … Read more
Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!
In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August. We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is … Read more
We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction
While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help … Read more
Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2RK7EF225c[/youtube] Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media, as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” … Read more
Get Your Nature On!
While following TV shows like Lost (yes, I am in love with Sawyer) over 6 seasons and staying up late to watch playoff basketball seems like the obvious best choice … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more