NJDEP Commissioner Offers Advice to Reduce Nuisance Bear Encounters

American black bears are North America's most common bear and May represents their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates. This week NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin urged residents to follow some straightforward steps to reduce the risk of negative black bear encounters.

Niagara Falls State Park and Letchworth State Park named New York's Two Most Green Destinations

New York's Niagara Falls State Park and Letchworth State Park were named the state's most "green" attractions by the "I Love New York" tourism site.

Editor Justin Powell in Edible Jersey Magazine

I wanted to let everyone know that I was interviewed by the great folks at Edible Jersey magazine for an article about making your yard a bird-friendly habitat. The article appears in the Spring 2010 print edition of the magazine as well as on their website. I may be a tad biased, but I think its a very informative article.

Read the article at:

Press Release: New Website Helps Families Get Outdoors

Ironia, NJ (PRWEB) April 23, 2010 -- According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, today’s children are spending half as much time outside as their parents did. This shift from outdoor activity toward indoor passive entertainment, like video games, the Internet and television, has been a contributing factor to childhood obesity and other issues. In response, President Obama launched the “America's Great Outdoors” program to encourage Americans to spend more time outside and enjoy nature.

Five Fun Earth Day Activities to Share with Your Kids

Earth Day started in 1970 as a way for us to appreciate nature and recognize the impact we have on our planet. While we should make an effort to connect with nature year-round, Earth Day presents a great opportunity to highlight the message and engage your children.

Here five great ideas to do with the kids this Earth Day:

Play a Game Outside
Play Hide and Seek or another classic game outside is a great way to disconnect from the electronic distractions and reconnect with the outdoors.

Plant a Garden

National Wildlife Federation and New Jersey Audubon Society Formally Join Forces

National Wildlife Federation and New Jersey Audubon Society Formally Join Forces

Reston, VA (April 14, 2010) – New Jersey Audubon Society, New Jersey’s leading conservation organization, and the National Wildlife Federation have joined forces to tackle today’s pressing conservation challenges. NWF’s Board of Directors voted to add New Jersey Audubon Society as the 47th state affiliate during its 74th annual meeting, held last week in Houston.

Outbound Family is now on Twitter

Outbound Family is now on Twitter! Please follow our tweets @ - we will be tweeting about nearly anything which relates to families who love the outdoors. Give us a follow and tweet 'hello'!