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Pennsylvania Green and Healthy Schools

Why is environmental education important? Research points to many reasons, but here are just a few: Environmental education connects knowledge that students gain in the classroom with real word situations, …

New York City: Do You Hear the Buzz?

Pollinators in New York City, NY and across the country are buzzing with glee thanks to several huge National Wildlife Federation victories last week. Since 2014, NWF has partnered with …

Harmful Algae Outbreaks may cancel Summer Swimming Plans

For many people, summer means soaking up the sun and cooling off with a nice swim. But harmful algae in our waterways may put a damper on summer plans. While …

Celebrating Greenpoint—Brooklyn’s First Green Flag Community

Congratulations to the Greenpoint Eco-Schools! On May 15 in Brooklyn, NY, the four Greenpoint Eco-Schools–PS 31, PS 34, PS 110, and MS 126–were honored with the Eco-Schools USA highest award—the …

Woodlawn's Green Team celebrates their Eco-Schools USA Awards - Woodlawn School (credit)

Full STEAM ahead for the Woodlawn Wildcats

How do you transform a school? It takes a village. Or rather a school and neighborhood community that’s pumped for progress! And that’s what the Green Team at Woodlawn School …

Education: Key Strategy for Shark Species Success

A study done by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, published in early 2014, found that 25% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to IUCN ( International Union …

“Toto, I’m afraid we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Unlike Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, in the classic film, The Wizard of Oz, most people and animals affected by tornadoes don’t usually fare as well.  These natural disasters …

Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout

Winter and spring in Oregon can be cold, wet and muddy, but thanks to seed grants from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), students at 10 Portland-area schools are learning the …

Biodiversity, Sharks and Healthy Oceans

April is Earth month – a time to reflect on our relationship with the planet and take a deeper dive into how Earth’s systems are handling rapid change. Eco-Schools USA is proud to share …

Waste, Water and Watts – Green STEM in Action

What does Waste, Water and Watts have in common? For students of three elementary schools in Massena, NY, it means learning about how to reduce waste, water and energy (Watts) …

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