Environmental Education

NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

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 …

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

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 …

Gifford Photographic Collection (Courtesy of Oregon State University Archives)

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

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 …

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

McLean, Virginia Eco-School Takes a Big Bite Out of Cafeteria Waste

Churchill Road Elementary School holds a Green Flag award in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. One of the school’s major greening projects focuses on waste reduction, and they have implemented an …

Oceanway Middle School on Earth Day with new outdoor classroom. Flickr photo by JAXPORT.

What the Election Means for Environmental Education Moving Forward

When the dust settled on November 6 and election-weary minds began to assess how their issues would fair in a second Obama Administration, the first feeling I emoted was relief. Over …

Bison Grazing Under Prairie Sky

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Tribal Victories in Conservation

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich and diverse ancestry, traditions and cultures of Native Americans and to recognize the accomplishments of the peoples who …

Eco-Schools Win Books in our Power Families Giveaway!

What is your school doing to conserve energy? The Eco-Schools USA staff recently asked this question as part of a fun giveaway they hosted for participating elementary schools across the country. Winning …

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

Written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Education Manager, NWF In the summer of 2011, NWF supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation began a journey in education with our partners, Earth Force …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Ben Franklin Elementary School

Ben Franklin Elementary School’s EPA Program teaches Civics and Government through an Environmental Lens At Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, students are learning how to be leaders, engaged community …

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

On Friday, June 22, Courtney Sullivan (NWF Education Manager, Pacific Region) and I traveled to Bothell, WA to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to Skyview Junior High School. …

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