Celebrate National Wildlife Week
March 15-21, 2010
Get Wild, Child!
See below for ideas from the National Wildlife Federation for how to celebrate an entire week dedicated to wildlife and the outdoors!
Studies show that children who spend time outside are more creative, have less stress and perform better in school. Help your child unlock their learning and imaginative potential "after-school" during National Wildlife Week. Celebrate nature and jump-start your spring with fun outdoor activities, tips for gardening with children and more.
1. Download your custom Family Activity Passport
2. Spend an extra hour this week outside with your children observing wildlife and doing fun outdoor activities.
3. Capture the wildlife in your neighborhood - with your camera! Children can enter the youth competition in the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest.
Digital Outdoor Toolbox
- Get a Green Hour year-round with more free outdoor activities for families
- Find animals and plants to watch for in your state
- Use your zip code to find a local spot to play outside or watch for wildlife
Exploration and Education
- 16 Tips for developing your child's green thumb
- More ideas for gardening with children
- Make your yard wildlife-friendly
- Help your child green their school experience too with Eco-Schools USA
- Make sure America's kids get a sound outdoor education; support No Child Left Inside