Students and Nature

Victory for No Child Left Inside

This week, we had a significant victory for getting kids outdoors. With significant bipartisan support, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved the No Child Left Inside Act. This … Read more

The Joy of Camping

What’s the best thing about camping? These days, I’d say it’s getting away from my car and my computer for a few days. When I was a kid, I would … Read more

Take a Cloud Walk

Download a free book on clouds and take your kids on a cloud-gazing expedition! Read more

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part 1

Here’s a great way to hone your child’s writing, research and observation skills! Read more

Celebrate National Wildlife Week in Style Like Shirley Temple

So what do Shirley Temple, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Walt Disney have in common? Nothing. Haha, just kidding, they have all had roles strongly supporting National Wildlife Week! For … Read more

A Little Lawn Reading

Outdoor play and reading can go hand in hand. Get tips and book recommendations here! Read more

Wildlife Heroes Aren’t Just In the Movies

Last night I went to a special screening of Nim’s Island, the new Walden Media movie starring Jody Foster, Abigail Breslin, and Gerard Butler. This movie is about people who … Read more

Honk If You Love Grass Whistles!

Life lessons learned from catching frogs and skipping stones. Read more

Kids and Binoculars

Good tips to keep in mind when introducing kids to these nature-watching tools. Read more

10 Steps to Play, the Plastic-Free Way

To foster natural and creative play, the best advice is to keep it simple. Read more