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Bring on the Birds

Celebrate Birds and Poetry This Spring

4/25/2011 // By Mary Quattlebaum

April brings backyard birds and National Poetry Month! Your family can celebrate with a delightful rhyming picture book, Bring on the Birds

Teens Flunk Climate Knowledge Test

4/20/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

A new survey by Yale University’s Project on Climate Change Communication shows that American teens have a weak understanding of climate change. The survey reveals that only 25 percent of teens received a passing grade (A, B, or C) on …

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New Life for Old (Recycled) Textbooks, Courtesy of McGraw-Hill Grant

3/30/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me, “recycled textbook” means a big wedge of out-of-date social studies with a full list of made-up names written on the inside cover (Harry Butte? Delightful!). More importantly, it means a chunk of tree-pulp at the end …

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Wildlife That Move Us: A Week-Long Celebration

3/14/2011 // By Kelly Senser

IN 1938, PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT helped National Wildlife Federation launch its first National Wildlife Restoration Week. Held annually ever since, National Wildlife Week (as it is now known) is the Federation’s longest-running education program. Though its topic of focus …

No Child Left Inside- Be Out There!

3/4/2011 // By Kim Martinez

No Child Left Inside How often do kids spend time outdoors in unstructured play? Not too often nowadays. If you think your kids are getting that outdoor time at school, you might be surprised to find out that schools are …

Believing in climate change makes you an expert, and here’s why

2/24/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Are you a climate change expert? If you agree that climate change is occurring, the answer to this question is 100% yes – especially if you are a scientist or work in environmental policy. Whether or not we feel we …

Economic Progress Commands Commitment to Environmental Education, Green Jobs Training

1/26/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged to fuel our economic recovery through clean energy investments, but if we do not integrate education with the environment, will cannot be competitive in the global clean energy economy.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Eco-Schools USA 2011 Acrostic

12/28/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Happy New Year from the Eco-Schools USA team!

Blue Pages, Green Flowers: Symbolism Behind the Eco-Schools Logo

12/14/2010 // By Jennifer Murck

Eco-Schools USA held its first-ever teacher training workshop last week. One question from a participant stood out to me: “What is the symbolism behind the Eco-Schools logo?” It was a great question, and one we were not prepared for. After some digging, we found our answers.

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Eco-Schools USA: Free Tools for Climate and Energy Literacy

12/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Last week, the importance of climate change education was formally recognized at the close of the Cancun climate talks. Parties at Friday’s final plenary session ratified Article 6 of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.  A huge international victory, Article 6 …

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