Isabella got Ranger Rick and Nate got the Jr. edition subscription as a gift from Grandma two Christmas seasons ago. Both of my kids loved these magazines. So this week, when the National Wildlife Federation offered these digital magazines for FREE for families during this COVID-19 pandemic, I was excited. So excited, that I wanted to share it with you, in case you missed it. (No, this isn’t sponsored, I am really just happy to share a company that I personally love.)
National Wildlife Federation Offers Free Access to Digital Magazines to Help Families Connect with Nature
The National Wildlife Federation will offer free, complimentary access to Ranger Rick online and the digital editions of its magazines during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools and daycare centers. The access will extend through June 30, 2020 and will only require an email address for access online.
“We understand that this may be a scary, uncertain time for families,” said Hannah Schardt, editor of Ranger Rick for the National Wildlife Federation. “The most important thing right now is to stay healthy and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here at Ranger Rick, we also want to help families stay engaged with wildlife and the natural world, so we are removing the paywall from rangerrick.org and making all the digital editions of our magazines free to the public through the end of June. And if you’re giving homeschooling a try, we hope you’ll take advantage of the activity ideas and student pages in our monthly Ranger Rick Educator’s Guides and Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Reading Guides.”
The National Wildlife Federation’s magazines aren’t our only resources to help stay connected with nature. With spring on its way and cooped-up kids bouncing off the walls, now is the perfect time to play outside, even with playgrounds and public parks closed. Here are some ideas to get started spying on squirrels, prowling for owls, and planting a garden for wildlife.
Visit the National Wildlife Federation Media Center at NWF.org/News.
The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly-changing world.