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Smokey Bear Lives On, But Budget Cuts in Congress Loom Large

12/9/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Great news for Smokey Bear! An American icon has been spared from the axe (for now). Thanks are due to wildlife advocates nationwide, who spoke out in the past week via Facebook posts, Tweets and other efforts and served notice that […] Read more >

Annapolis Hopes to be the First of Many Around the Chesapeake Bay

11/22/2011 // By Kim Martinez

“The National Wildlife Federation is excited to support the City of Annapolis in their efforts to become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™,” said Tony Caligiuri, Regional Executive Director of NWF’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center. “By pursuing this program, the City […] Read more >

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Back to [Green] School!

9/8/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred by preventable illness due to unhealthy school facilities—classrooms that are […] Read more >

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better […] Read more >

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Never Too Young to Make a Difference

8/19/2011 // By Kim Martinez

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, cleaning up trash along the water trail, and placing grass […] Read more >

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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last […] Read more >

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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years […] Read more >

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Bi-Partisanship Hits Capitol Hill – Thanks to Environmental Education!

7/14/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) (S.1372 and H.R. 2547) was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD).  The NCLI Act will provide states with incentives to create environmental […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Eco-Code Excellence Challenge

6/13/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Step seven of the Eco-Schools USA program asks schools to create their own Eco-Code. This code is a mission statement for the school that demonstrates, in a clear and imaginative way, the school’s commitment to improving its environmental performance. Recently […] Read more >

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Thousands Attend Green Schools Summit

6/9/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Thousands of Maryland students attended the “Green Schools Summit” at Sandy Point State Park on Friday. Students, teachers, and parents enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day on the water as they investigated over 50 learning stations, environmental campaign workshops, and a […] Read more >