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National Wildlife Week March 14-20

Celebrate National Wildlife Week March 14-20, 2011, with the National Wildlife Federation by doing what comes naturally. Whatever you do — at home, school, or play — do it outdoors and have fun.

Climb trees, chase butterflies, dig in the dirt and celebrate nature. You’ll become healthier, happier and more connected to the world around you. (Links below will open on nwf.org)

Get Wild at Home

Receive a custom Family Activity Passport featuring a week’s worth of local animals and plants to watch for, tips for gardening with children, and games. Download fun nature-themed activities, find local outdoor spots to visit with your family, and learn how your school can go green with Eco-Schools USA.

Get started:

  • Download a custom Family Activity Passport.
  • Spend an extra hour this week outside with your children observing wildlife and doing fun outdoor activities.
  • Capture the wildlife in your neighborhood — with your camera. (Children can enter the youth competition in the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest later in the year.)

Get Wild at School

Receive a custom Educator Activity Guide featuring a week’s worth of local animals and plants to watch for, tree planting ideas, and ideas to make your school environmentally friendly. Learn how outdoor time enhances student readiness and performance, download nature-themed activities and lessons, and green your school (including its curriculum) with Eco-Schools USA.

Get started:

Get Wild at Play

Receive a custom Family Activity Passport featuring a week’s worth of local animals and plants to watch for, tips for gardening with children, and games. Kids can green their interior habitats with ideas from Ranger Rick, build a milk jug birdfeeder and look for animals in their neighborhood. 

Get started:

Volunteer

Consider volunteering during National Wildlife Week to help make a difference in the life of a child.

National Wildlife Week is a signature event of National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There campaign, an initiative to connect families and communities to nature, raise healthier kids, instill a conservation ethic, and inspire a life-long appreciation of wildlife and the environment. Held annually since 1938, National Wildlife Week is National Wildlife Federation’s longest-running education program.

For information about National Wildlife Week, email nationalwildlifeweek@nwf.org.

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