Tools to Help Connect Kids and Nature

Kid with TrowelWhat’s the best way to get kids excited about outdoors? Make it fun! National Wildlife Federation provides tools to help families find nearby nature spaces and fun activities, as well as share wildlife sightings on our website.

Where Should We Go Today?

Find nature in your neighborhood - Our Nature Find tool helps you find nature places and events. Simply enter your zip code and a mileage range and find parks, wildlife demonstrations, nature centers, hiking trails and more with just a few clicks. Our tool provides an easy way to find out the information you need to plan your day in the great outdoors, see comments and ratings, get driving directions and along with location and event information.

What Should We Do?

  • Find the right activity for you – Our Activity Finder tool helps you filter through lots of activity ideas to help you and your family gets connected with nature. Sort the ideas by age, time available, cost, skill and physical ability to find the right activities for you and your family. Each activity has instructions, ratings and reviews, and you can even add your own favorite activities to share with our community. Use activity finder to get the most out of your play time in the great outdoors.

  • Discover nature fun for the whole family - Our Family Fun Zone tool is loaded with a wide variety of great ideas to learn about nature while having lots of fun together. You can check out our categories like recipes, outdoor play, crafts and more. The best part is this tool will help you find a great nature activity, even if you have to spend a rainy day inside!

  • Observe and report wildlife - Our Wildlife Watch tool will help you learn about wildlife (both plants and animals) species in your backyard and across the country. Our tool helps you easily locate a listing of wildlife that you are likely to see around you. You can print a list or even download our handy mobile app for an on the go experience watching for wildlife. You can also share your stories, photos with us. Reporting is easy through our website, mobile apps and social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter. By using our tool, you help National Wildlife Federation track health and behavior patterns of wildlife.

Connect With Others to Connect Kids With Wildlife

Wildlife Nation™ is an on- the-ground and online social community to empower adults to connect kids with wildlife and meaningfully foster the next generation of conservation stewards. Designed as a network of networks, teams take action outdoors through activities like fishing, camping, building habitats and planting trees then share and learn with peers across the country as part of an online community.


How Else is NWF Connecting Kids and Nature?

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