Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald is the Senior Director of Community Wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation, leading NWF’s work to help create wildlife-friendly cities, counties, towns and neighborhoods. Patrick leads the NWF Community Wildlife Habitat program (www.nwf.org/community), the NWF Garden for Wildlife Volunteer Programs and NWF’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge (www.nwf.org/mayorsmonarchpledge.).

Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s …

How Did You Celebrate Great Outdoors Month?

  June is a special time to celebrate and enjoy the Great Outdoors, as proclaimed by President Obama and nearly all U.S. Governors.  This year, Great Outdoors month was full …

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public …

Even President Obama Has Trouble Getting His Kids Outside

If you don’t think you have anything in common with the President of the United States, think again.  Wednesday night, on February 16, 2011, President Barack Obama, had this to …

Economic Progress Commands Commitment to Environmental Education, Green Jobs Training

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged to fuel our economic recovery through clean energy investments, but if we do not integrate education with the environment, will cannot be competitive in the global clean energy economy.

“Let’s Move Outside!” Picking Up Steam at White House

I attended the White House physical activity briefing and was joined by about 100 others who support this key pillar of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

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