Does outdoor play make kids smarter? We know that outdoor play improves kids' physical health. All that fresh air and exercise – what's not to like? The truth is, there actually may be more to like. Outdoor play is increasingly linked scientifically to stronger mental muscle. Read more in this article from the San Jose Mercury News.

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"Outdoors” isn’t a far-away place – it’s in your backyard, a neighborhood park, or a little creek down the road. Even more important, nature can be FUN!

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IWLA National Conservation Scholarships

Know a college student with a passion for protecting America's outdoors? The League’s National Conservation Scholarship provides two $2,500 scholarships for qualified college juniors or seniors studying a conservation- or environment-related major. Applications Due: May 15.

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