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Dr. David Suzuki, photo courtesy of the David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki Receives Award for Science

“In the short term, we must realize that we have better ways to create jobs and build the economy than holding an ‘everything must go’ sale on our precious resources …

Flickr photo by Connie Bransilver

Weekly News Roundup: Mascot Madness, National Wildlife Week and More!

Spring Awakening In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. …

Rebecca Brown, left, poses with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell with the Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann/DOI

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people …

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University …

Calling all Colleges and Universities — Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 is Open

National Wildlife Federation, through its Campus Ecology Program, in partnership with Lucid Design Group, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Alliance to Save …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Schoolyard Habitats

Guest post by Margaret Redman. Over 5,000 schools around the world have certified their campuses with the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program. In order to become certified, schools must provide …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area …

Bees, Birds and Butterflies: NYC Eco-School PS6 Hosts Gardening Workshop

In early June, over two dozen teachers, parent gardeners, and several students attended a free NYC Eco-Schools workshop “How to Create Wildlife-Friendly Schoolyard Habitats,” led by Eliza Russell, Director of …

Weekly News Roundup- June 14, 2013

NWF’s Be Out There Movement Announces Partnership with FamilyFun Magazine June 13– National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased …

Ms. Frizzle Magic School Bus

5 Reasons Ms. Frizzle Rocks as a Teacher

It’s always an appropriate time to appreciate and acknowledge an incredible teacher. You might remember Ms. Frizzle, the quirky science teacher from The Magic School Bus books and TV show. …

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