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2014-01-14 23:21:08

National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program helps communities and young people learn about the importance of trees for communities and wildlife. Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is currently accepting applications for youth leaders and organizations wishing to hold a sapling tree planting event this Spring as part of NWF’s Trees for Wildlife program. The program aims to educate and prepare a generation of conservation stewards,...

2013-12-20 23:02:26

Friending Fresh Air: Connecting Kids to Nature in the Digital Age details how kids’ media habits can both positively and negatively impact health, learning and social development. Reston, Va. (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The advancements in technology over the last decade have changed the way children spend their free time, up to 10 hours a day inside according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. A great deal of this indoor time often includes using technology which, if unmonitored, may have...

2013-10-21 23:18:21

Largest International Environmental Youth Journalism Competition Spanning 25 Countries Reston, Va. (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the U.S. host of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program, announces a call for entries for the Young Reporters for the Environment USA (YRE USA) competition. Youth between the ages of 13 and 21 are invited to enter by March 15, 2014, at: http://www.yre-usa.org/join. Young people may enter as...

2013-09-20 23:04:35

Schools across the country compete to reduce their electricity and water consumption. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, through its USGBC Students program, and Lucid, in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014. From February through April 2014, participating students will have the opportunity to compete to...

2013-09-05 23:18:58

Fourth Annual Hike & Seek Nature Events Sponsored by National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Hike & Seek™ cities happening around the country this fall. Hike & Seek is a cross between a scavenger hunt and a 1-2 mile hike with live wildlife displays, activities and fun interactive stations along the trail. The fourth annual...

2013-08-16 23:03:00

National Wildlife Federation partners with The Motherhood to crowd-source an eBook on the best ways to get kids outside. Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 National Wildlife Federation and The Motherhood announced today the publication of Be Out There: Cool Ideas for Hot Summer Days, an e-book written by 15 mom bloggers and their online communities to help families get their kids outside more. “Kids spend, on average, fewer than thirty minutes outside playing, and a whopping seven hours...

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...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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