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National Environmental Education Foundation


At the National Environmental Education Foundation, environmental educators, scientists and health care professionals are teaming up to reconnect children with nature. NEEF is educating pediatric health care providers about the health benefits of nature for children and is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Audubon Society, the National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management to provide accessible nature programs for their patients.

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Find a national wildlife refuge, national fish hatchery, park, playground, or nature center near you! Explore your America

National Wildlife Refuges List

National Fish Hatchery Map

Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries

US Forest Service- Discover the Forest

Nature Find

Nature Rocks: Let's Go Explore


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For Nature Sites