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Unplugging unused electronics
Five Ways to Learn About Energy
While energy can be a complicated topic, kids need to understand the concept of energy, how it works, and the role it plays in the world around them. Tap into the wonderful learning opportunity...
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Adjusting the thermostat
Home Energy Efficiency Tips
Along with bringing in cooler weather and color foliage, October brings National Energy Awareness Month . This annual celebration raises awareness about the importance of energy conservation and what...
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Parent and child playing outside
Tap into Your Own Physical Energy—Play Outside With Your Kids!
If you grew up playing outside until you were called home for dinner, you might not recognize the “play landscape” of today’s kids. Why? They’ve largely moved indoors. In fact, the average American...
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Closed trail at Chimney Rock
Tales of the Unexpected: Be Prepared for NPLD Serendipity
The best laid plans often go awry—sometimes with surprising results. Coordinating logistics, managing volunteers, and hoping for good weather all come into play when hosting an NPLD event. And...
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Sturtevant Falls
NPLD Highlighted Site: Chantry Flat Picnic Area, Angeles National Forest, Arcadia, CA
Located just outside the San Gabriel Valley, the Angeles National Forest provides a much-needed dose of nature for the millions of residents in the Los Angeles metro area. One of the most popular...
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Kid volunteer at an NPLD event
NPLD Tip: Take Advantage of Community Resources When Planning Your Next Event
Looking to maximize resources for your National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event? Look no further than your local community! Whether you need volunteers, donors, supplies, publicity, or other resources...
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Volunteers at the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve
2019 Department of Defense Legacy Award Recipients
Grants totaling $150,000 will be used towards volunteer and educational activities that restore America’s forests, promote healthy activity and teach participants how to protect the sustainability of...
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Forest canopy at Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park Named NPLD 2019 Signature Site
Each year, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) partners with a public lands site to host the National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Signature Event. This event provides opportunities for...
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Ecologist at a riverbank
Preparing High School and College Students for a Career in Environmental Science
Your children might already have their eye on an environmental science career in areas such as sustainability, environmental protection, clean energy, climate adaptation, or coastal management. They’...
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