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Discovery Hill: An Outdoor Learning Laboratory

9/1/2015 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The importance of children having outdoor learning spaces at schools is well established. Outdoor classrooms are effective for applied science education, inquiry-based learning, physical and emotional health, and brain function. They are also effective at keeping America’s increasingly ‘indoor kids’ in …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo by NWF Austin Habitat Stewards Jim and Lynne Weber

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

8/3/2015 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

The City of Austin, Texas sits at a critical migration point for the monarch butterfly. In the spring, Austin is one of the first places in the U.S. that the monarch stops to lay its eggs on milkweed, so the next …

First School in Texas to Earn National Award for Sustainability Initiatives!

4/3/2015 // By Marya Fowler

Congratulations Small Green Tech Academy! Clint Small Middle School’s Green Tech Academy located in Austin, Texas is modeling the way for other schools to go “green”! Since opening in 1999, the middle school has been highly involved in outdoor education, …

International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

National Wildlife Week: Going Batty in Austin, TX

3/10/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

At Bat Conservation International in Austin, TX, Dianne Odegard is education and public outreach manager. At home, as a bat rehabilitator, she can have 7-8 native species of insectivorous bats in her care at a time. Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge …

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

5/1/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins this month encouraging and celebrating those who make a difference …

Marcia Ball at Oil Spill Fundraiser

Marcia Ball and the Austin Cajun Aces Headline Oil Spill Fundraiser

12/3/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

The National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Regional Center was pleased to host a concert fundraiser for our Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund at Central Market in Austin recently. More than 300 people were in attendance to watch Louisiana musicians Charles …