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Monarch Heroes in Texas

2/11/2016 // By Guest Author

This past October, our first grade Eco-Schools USA Monarch Heroes at Piney Point Elementary hosted a fabulous Garden Party in Houston, TX! The students in two of the classes had been working since they returned to school in August on this project, …

Student-led team tackles waste at Park Forest Elementary School.

Earth Heroes Hope to “Zero Out” Waste

2/9/2016 // By Guest Author

Students at Park Forest Elementary School in State College, Pennsylvania wanted to know, “How can we become a zero waste school?”. Students and teachers reached out to the school district’s Directors of Food Service and Physical Plant, Penn State University, and their …

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Colorado Eco-School Among the Nation’s Most Eco-Friendly

2/4/2016 // By Kamla Sullivan

Heritage Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., which uses an on-site garden, recycling and water conservation to teach students about sustainability, is one of the country’s top 10 Eco-Schools. The award by the National Wildlife Federation recognizes Heritage and nine …

Students at Clark Fork School made trout and watersheds art for First Friday. Photo: Calida Davis

Collaboration is Key in Montana Eco-Schools

2/3/2016 // By Education Coordinator

Here I am almost halfway through my AmeriCorps term as the Sustainability and Habitat Educator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region, and I could not be more excited about the enthusiasm for environmental and outdoor education here in …

Seek Academy students are eager to care for their new garden. Photo by Uzma Chowdhury

New Jersey Eco-Schools Exemplify the Benefits of Funding Programs

11/3/2015 // By Guest Author

Making schools more sustainable benefits our communities, our environment, wildlife, and our students. But it doesn’t come without hard work and sometimes money. Let’s face it – resources can be difficult to obtain with today’s school budgets. So what do you do when …

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The National Wildlife Federation Teams Up for School Garden Project

10/27/2015 // By NWF

The National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center recently partnered with TIAA-CREF, a financial institution that helps people in the academic field, for one of its 2015 employee service days. The TIAA-CREF employees and the National Wildlife Federation staff helped Pine Lane Elementary …

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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 …

Jacque Sanchez, other U.S. delegates and students and staff at Nanhua Elementary School. Photo by Jackie Sanchez.

USA and Taiwan Students Work Together to Address Environmental Issues

8/27/2015 // By Jennifer Hammonds

National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Campus Partnership Program is a high-quality collaborative educational experience for students from diverse cultures whose aim is to increase environmental literacy among students internationally. The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have cooperated for over …

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Pennsylvania Schools: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

7/10/2015 // By Kim Martinez

Long before the US Green Ribbon Schools Award was established, there were ‘green guardians’ of schools and universities. These folks arrived to campus early, left late, and spent countless weekends and summers preparing, planting, pruning, watering, and taking action to conserve and …

We’ve Got Problems, They’ve Got Solutions: 2015 Young Reporters for the Environment Competition Winners

6/10/2015 // By Jennifer Hammonds

Did you ever wonder how your community deals with invasive species like Kudzu? How about what GMO’s really are and why they are of concern? What about how communities are dealing with Styrofoam? Did you ever wonder if your town …

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