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Coal by-products not regulated by the CAA (photo via Seth Anderson, Flickr)

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

A newly-released school lesson plan series on energy tells children about the advantages of coal-burning for electricity but offers our kids an industry-biased view and, sadly, omits some of the most critical parts of the story. UPDATE! On May 16, […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA: Charting the Course to Excellence

11/12/2010 // By Jennifer Hammonds

“Charting the Course to Excellence” was the theme for the 2010 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference in Baltimore. NWF’s Jennifer Hammonds attended, and left the conference even more proud to be an educator and a steward of the environment. Read more >

NASA and Eco-Schools USA – Phenology, POWER, and Participation

11/3/2010 // By Laura Hickey

Day 2 of the NASA/Eco-Schools USA Climate Change Connections institute focused on technology and student engagement. Read more >

1940 Pollution (credit: Flickr/Library of Congress)

Keeping Kids in the Dark: U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Energy “Education”

10/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy teachers’ guide is just wrong. We need to provide our classrooms with a full picture, and not permit purveyors of partial information to keep students in the dark.
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An Inconvenient Truth In The Classroom: Free High School Curriculum

10/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Many Americans have seen the Oscar-winning film documentary, An inconvenient Truth.  It is based on a powerful visual and factual presentation on the realities of global warming that was developed through many years of hard work by former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore.  The National […] Read more >

Where The Wild Things Are: A “Monster” Hit With Great NWF Educational Materials

10/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The feature film, Where The Wild Things Are, has become a smash hit in the box office, exceeding anyone’s expectations. As educational partner to the film, NWF’s Be Out There Campaign has teamed up with Warner Bros. to make the film more educational […] Read more >

Be Out There: Kids’ Activity Guide for “Where The Wild Things Are” Film

10/14/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Federation, through its new Be Out There Campaign, has teamed up with Warner Bros. by providing educational support for the new feature film — Where the Wild Things Are — based on the renowned childrens' book by Maurice Sendak. The film will […] Read more >

Celebrate National Wild Rumpus Day

10/14/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

We will kick-off the Be Out There campaign with a “National Wild Rumpus Day” event at a  Washington, D.C. public school, featuring invited local leaders, members of Congress, administration officials, NWF leadership, and Where the Wild Things Are stars Catherine […] Read more >

NWF and Where The Wild Things Are

10/9/2009 // By Rachel Stemen

NWF has always been about “wild things,” so our latest partnership is especially exciting! The National Wildlife Federation has teamed with the upcoming feature film Where the Wild Things Are, to launch Be Out There™, a national campaign to get […] Read more >

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >

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