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New Outdoor Childcare Regulations Enacted in Texas

7/14/2015 // By Allen Cooper

We have a new policy leader in early childhood environmental education: The Texas Workforce Commission. That’s right. This spring, following behind the scenes advocacy by National Wildlife Federation and our partners at Natural Start Alliance, the Texas Workforce Commission approved precedent-setting regulations …

Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

3/20/2014 // By Emily Fano

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior Rangers at PS57, a Green Flag Eco-School in Staten Island New York, …

Na'Taki conducting stream monitoring with Earth Tomorrow students.

NWF’s Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Honored with White House Champions of Change Award

3/17/2014 // By Anne Goddard

The Obama Administration selected Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, manager of Education and Advocacy Programs in National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta office, as one of 14 White House Champions of Change for her outstanding work in engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.   Na’Taki’s recognition …

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The Government Shutdown Puts D.C.’s Environmental Education on Hold

10/9/2013 // By Mollie Simon

When I moved to D.C. two weeks ago, I brought with me a pretty large to-do list. Unfortunately, almost as soon as I got here, that was all put on hold. With the government shutdown in full force, the Smithsonian …

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

5/1/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins this month encouraging and celebrating those who make a difference …

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President’s Budget Eliminates Environmental Education. Again.

4/12/2013 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In President Obama’s Inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he outlined the need for the United States to lead the world in both the transition to a clean energy economy and in fostering leaders in science, technology, engineering and …

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How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

3/29/2013 // By Jennifer Murck

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role in supporting the Safe Routes to Schools initiative in Fairfax …

NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

3/20/2013 // By Guest Author

Gust post by Katie Siegel Last autumn, I had the opportunity to introduce NWF’s Cool School Challenge (CSC) to schools throughout Whatcom County, Washington as part of a partnership with the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) and the EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities …

Cows In the Garden: How One Teacher at a NYC Eco-School in the Bronx Engages Children in Science

3/5/2013 // By Emily Fano

One sunny day in 2010, a farmer came to visit PS 69 Journey Prep School in the Bronx, a NYC Eco-School. The farmer brought Rainbow, a 7-day-old calf, along with him.  While Rainbow munched contentedly on plants in the school garden, the …

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Give Kids a Break: Academy of Pediatrics Recognizes Value of Recess

1/4/2013 // By Mary Burnette

The new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics about the importance of recess time brought back some vivid memories of my days on the playground. At the risk of aging myself, I remember when my grammar school in San …

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