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Centreville Elementary School is one of only a few Green Flag Eco-Schools (Laura Hickey)

Metamorphosis of a Green Flag Eco-School in Centreville, Virginia

5/24/2012 // By Laura Hickey

Last Friday, I had the privilege of conducting the in-person Green Flag Assessment for Virginia’s Centreville Elementary School. Elaine Tholen, Fairfax County Public Schools’ environmental coordinator, greeted me at the school, along with at least 30 students and several teachers.  …

Acton Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, is the fourth Eco-Schools USA Green Flag awardee. (Liz Soper)

Student Leaders in the Making at Second Massachusetts Green Flag Eco-School

5/17/2012 // By Liz Soper

On Friday, May 4, I had the distinguished opportunity to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, or “AB” as the students call it. There is no doubt this school deserved …

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Take Action: All Kids Need Access to Safe Green Spaces!

5/10/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

When I was an elementary school teacher, I wanted to provide my students with experiences and opportunities that many of them wouldn’t traditionally get outside of school— access to the outdoors being one of them. Although I taught in a city where …

STEM Leaders Agree on Relevancy of Environmental Education for Kids of Color

5/7/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Whether it’s at the elementary, undergraduate or professional level, we have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in the “STEM,” or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career fields. That much is clear. What may be less evident, …

Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

It’s Official: Inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Award Winners Announced!

4/30/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

On April 23, 2012, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, alongside White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced the winnersof the inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Awards. Seventy-eight schools representing 29 states were …

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Gather to Address Elected Officials

4/30/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Displaying initiative I couldn’t have imagined as a teenager, 24 young activists (ages 13-18) from around Alaska gathered in Juneau last month for the 12th annual Civics and Conservation Summit, sponsored by Alaska Youth for Environmental Action(AYEA, an NWF project). …

Environmental Education = Fun

4/25/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Today I’ve decided to highlight a couple of cool things that schools across the country are doing to make the process of greening their schools FUN. Hopefully this list will provide some inspiration to you. Students at Acton-Boxborough High School …

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

4/17/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And it was wonderful to hear Education Secretary Arne Duncan express …

GUEST POST: An Amphibian Filled Field Trip

3/23/2012 // By NWF

Liam McGranaghan teaches Environmental Science at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. He also teaches natural history field study classes on Birds of Prey and Reptiles/Amphibians for Audubon Naturalist Society cosponsored by the Graduate School in Washington D.C. He is …

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Video: Tell Heartland to Keep Climate Denial and Bogus Controversy Out of Our Schools

3/1/2012 // By Max Greenberg

In a recent fundraising appeal and petition, The Climate Reality Project released a short video (see below). In it, some precocious kids tell us what they’ve been learning: “Human activity isn’t changing the climate…CO2 is harmless!…People can’t change the weather…A …

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