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

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 …

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

Collaboration is Key in Montana Eco-Schools

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 …

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

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 …

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The National Wildlife Federation Teams Up for School Garden Project

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 …

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Discovery Hill: An Outdoor Learning Laboratory

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 …

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

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 …

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Pennsylvania Schools: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

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 …

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

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 …

Students enjoy exploring and interacting with nature. Photo by Teri Brennan

Teaching a Kindergarten Class in the Great Outdoors

How many children get to say that they spent the morning not only in the great outdoors, but doing their part to help wildlife as well? One perfectly sunny, but …

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Teaching Sustainable Practices: NWF Honors the NYC iSchool

Connecting kids with nature helps to further their personal and educational development. Studies have shown that exposure to environment-based education significantly increases student performance on tests of critical thinking skills, …

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