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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 …

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

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

12/7/2012 // By Guest Author

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 exemplary program resulting in a 90% reduction in the trash …

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

What the Election Means for Environmental Education Moving Forward

11/29/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

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 the past four years environmental education has found both a …

Bison Grazing Under Prairie Sky

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Tribal Victories in Conservation

11/16/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

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 were the original inhabitants of the United States and the …

Eco-Schools Win Books in our Power Families Giveaway!

11/14/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

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 schools won three books in The Power Families series by Susan Saville, …

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

9/12/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

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 and Earth Partnership for Schools and the school communities they …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Ben Franklin Elementary School

8/17/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

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 members and true stewards of the environment. Last year the …

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

7/3/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

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. Skyview is the seventh school in the country, and first …

Carrick-a-rede in Northern Ireland. At the recent Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Dublin, 70 countries were represented. (photo by Laura Hickey).

Thanksgiving in June at Environmental Education Assembly in Ireland

6/18/2012 // By Laura Hickey

I’ve just returned from the Foundation for Environmental Education’s (FEE) General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland. The General Assembly is where all the participating host countries that run FEE’s education programs gather to make decisions on the group’s direction.  NWF is the …

Germanna Community College’s New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building

5/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Germanna Community College in Virginia opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in early May. The new science & enginneering building, located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus, features: ~ Low maintenance landscaping; ~ Vegetative roof; …

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