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Kate is a Senior Editor for the Education Department at the National Wildlife Federation. She contributes to Ranger Rick and Eco-Schools USA and coordinates the Young Reporters for the Environment program.
Mountain biking trail sign. Photo by Zachary Korff.

Q & A with Student Winner of the Young Reporters Competition

6/5/2013 // By Kate Hofmann

National Wildlife Federation’s Young Reporters for the Environment USA program recently reported the results of its inaugural environmental journalism competition. First place winners proceeded to the international Young Reporters competition for another round of judging. International results are announced publicly […] Read more >

Young Reporters Program Announces 2013 Winners

5/3/2013 // By Kate Hofmann

National Wildlife Federation’s Young Reporters for the Environment USA program is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural environmental journalism competition. The Young Reporters program invites students to investigate an environmental issue in their community and report on it […] Read more >

The Azure Window on Malta's smaller island of Gozo, one of the most spectacular views I saw along the small country's many miles of Mediterranean coastline.

Malta Hosts Young Reporters for the Environment Meeting

3/12/2013 // By Kate Hofmann

The small and densely populated island nation of Malta was this year’s host for the annual meeting of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program. As the National Wildlife Federation’s coordinator for YRE USA, I had the good fortune […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA’s Healthy Living Pathway to Get Students Outside and Active

5/9/2012 // By Kate Hofmann

Schools prepare students for the future, and a lifetime of good health is one of the most important legacies we can give to our children. Unfortunately, America’s youth are up against some steep odds: Childhood obesity has tripled over the […] Read more >

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Young Reporters for the Environment Program Coordinators Gather in Turkey

2/29/2012 // By Kate Hofmann

Kusadasi, Turkey was the location for the annual meeting of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program this February. Two members of NWF’s Eco-Schools USA team had the privilege of attending, in preparation for launching the Young Reporters […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Student Reflections on the Plastics Are Forever Youth Summit

8/1/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

  In March, 2011, Paige Dedrick, Caroline Finn and Donata Lorenzo, students at Nichols School, an Eco-School in Buffalo, New York, participated in the Plastics Are Forever International Youth Summit in Long Beach, California. The symposium, sponsored by the Algalita […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Students Take the Lead at Lothrop

6/10/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

“My hands should never touch the recycling bins,” says Pamela Galus, the science specialist at Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. At this bronze-level Eco-School, Galus strives to make sure students take the lead in every aspect […] Read more >

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Games Gone Wild: 14 Boredom Busters for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

6/8/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

No batteries necessary! Outdoor fun at its simplest just needs found objects and plenty of imagination Read more >

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Tips to Keep Your Child’s Nature Collection Under Control

6/2/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

A pocketful of treasures is pure happiness—until your pants fall down! Read more >

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Backyard Birding Tips For Beginners

2/9/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

Introduce your family to some feathered friends and join the Great Backyard Bird Count Read more >