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2013-08-14 23:00:38

National Wildlife Federation Programs Help Connect Kids to Nature at School Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 In the coming weeks, parents and children across the country will prepare for the return to school: supplies will be purchased, outfits will be picked out and end-of-summer vacations will be taken. Sadly, for many kids, the return to school also means an abrupt end to outdoor fun. Whereas summer break is synonymous with camping trips, backyard adventures, water activities and...

2013-06-06 23:15:01

National Wildlife Federation helps take the family cookout one step further with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22. RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 As the summer season kicks off, what better way to enjoy the great outdoors and family time than cooking and camping out in the backyard? As part of National Wildlife Federation´s Be Out There movement, the 9th annual Great American Backyard Campout on June 22, 2013 is the perfect opportunity to head outside for some great...

2013-05-15 23:29:31

Mary Anne Lanier, Ray C. Anderson Foundation Trustee, Joins NWF's President's Advisory Council Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Mary Anne Lanier, Ray C. Anderson Foundation Trustee, has been appointed to the National Wildlife Federation´s (NWF´s) President´s Advisory Council. “Ray Anderson´s legacy continues to shine brightly in all corners of the world, and we are pleased to announce Ms. Lanier´s appointment,” said Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of...

2013-04-05 23:01:19

New guide from the National Wildlife Federation addresses parents´ weather-related concerns around letting kids enjoy outdoor playtime. Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Spring showers, summer sunshine and windy days are no reason to keep your kids inside, says a new guide from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) that shares new survey results of 1,000 parents. The Forecast Calls for Play reports that 61 percent of parents cite weather as the number one reason their kids do not get...

Government Pushes Forward With Land Conservation Strategy For Wildlife
2013-03-27 13:07:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With no conclusion to the raging climate change debate in sight, the Obama Administration, in conjunction with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), has decided to forge ahead with a new land conservation strategy designed to adjust for a much warmer future. The strategy, which will be executed in concert with state and tribal authorities, aims to protect wildlife as their historical habitats are being altered by the forces of...

2012-12-05 08:24:36

RESTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranger Rick, everyone's favorite raccoon and the flagship character of the oldest and biggest children's nature magazine Ranger Rick, is introducing a new, highly interactive magazine app called Ranger Rick's Tree House. Instead of navigating page by page, children immerse themselves in a virtual tree house filled with wildlife stories, videos, games, and other exciting interactive content they can access in any order. For the first time in Ranger...

2012-11-16 08:22:47

RESTON, Va., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Wildlife Federation, publisher of Ranger Rick, one of the longest-running, most successful children's magazines of all time, today announced that the Ranger Rick brand will include print and digital fun for younger children, too! For the first time in Ranger Rick's 50-year history, beginning readers can receive a Ranger Rick-branded magazine specially designed for their interests and reading skills. Ranger Rick Jr. is a new, colorful print...

2012-10-16 11:22:19

Local park and recreation departments critical to reversing "indoor generation" trend ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has joined with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in its unprecedented goal to get 10 million more kids to spend more time outdoors over the next three years. Working together, NRPA and NWF will combat the growing trend of "indoor childhood" and lack of "green time" among our nation's youth....

2012-09-06 02:24:51

RESTON, Va., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, announces the third annual Hike & Seek(TM) program. Hike & Seek is a series of fundraising events that inspires a child's sense of adventure by combining a nature hike and scavenger hunt. It brings children and adults together for a few hours in the great outdoors for some fresh fall air and fun and provides an opportunity to rediscover nature. It doesn't...

2012-05-23 06:21:50

Experts from across North America to discuss conservation of fish and wildlife in a changing world OTTAWA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - For the first time ever, experts from Canada and the US will gather in our nation's capital to discuss how best to manage fish and wildlife resources into the future. Speakers will include scientists, biologists, conservation organizations, academics and key policy makers from both sides of the border, and will engage delegates in discussions around...