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Young Reporters for the Environment Program Coordinators Gather in Turkey

2/29/2012 // By Kate Hofmann

Kusadasi, Turkey was the location for the annual meeting of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program this February. Two members of NWF’s Eco-Schools USA team had the privilege of attending, in preparation for launching the Young Reporters …

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Dear Heartland Institute: NWF Won’t Back Down in Defending Environmental Education

2/21/2012 // By Max Greenberg

A FedEx Overnight package from Chicago landed on my desk today. It did not contain late Valentine’s Day treats. Inside, there was a cease-and-desist letter from the Heartland Institute focusing on a recent post I did for Wildlife Promise. The …

The Power Down Project is a student-run initiative aimed at reducing energy use at the high school. (Kate Crosby)

MA Energy Advisor Says Eco-Schools USA Helps Students Work Through Complex Challenges

2/16/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

One of the highlights of my job is when I get to talk with teachers and students, and hear about the work they are doing to green their schools. Last month I interviewed Kate Crosby, Energy Advisor for the Acton-Boxborough …

School wouldn't be worth a whole lot if we taught every fringe 'controversy.' (flickr | sidewalk flying)

Koch-Funded Plan in Development to Teach K-12 Kids Global Warming isn’t Real

2/15/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Ah, the old ‘teach the controversy’ gambit. If there’s an easier, more cynical way of casting doubt on reality, I haven’t seen it yet! Case in point: ThinkProgress Green says it has acquired documents that show the partly Koch and …

Me frolicking with a monster, as depicted in a wall painting in Saskatoon, SK, Canada (Wikimedia Commons via flickr | Scott Woods-Fehr)

Study: Children’s Books Are No Longer Where the Wild Things Are

2/8/2012 // By Max Greenberg

As the former wolf-costumed star of a classic of the genre, I know a thing or two about children’s books and how they affect us. A big part of their job was to teach us about magical kismet and the …

President Obama at the first White House Science Fair in 2010. No presidents ever came to my science fairs, just sayin'. (flickr | cerebus19)

Second White House Science Fair Features Young STEM Innovators and Environmental Projects

2/7/2012 // By Max Greenberg

President Obama is hosting the second White House Science Fair today, featuring more than 100 students representing “competitions and organizations that work with students and inspire them to excel in STEM”(science, technology, engineering and math). Exhibits will include designs for …

Teachers link what they already teach to Eco-Schools USA pathways (Jennifer Hammonds)

Green Schools Trend on Display in Texas

2/1/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The green schools movement is now a bona fide national trend. Case in point: the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) voted to include environmental education provisions in an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act …

Danielle Korpalski 2011.

Plan Underway to Connect Michigan Kids With ‘M.O.R.E.’ Nature

12/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes, and its 57,000 square miles boast nearly 100 parks and recreation areas, from the beaches of McClain State Park on the shore of Lake Superior in the …

(flickr | currybet)

Guest Post: Middle School Students Work to Ban the Plastic Bag

12/19/2011 // By NWF

Mike Garguilo is a passionate middle school science teacher in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the host of the Environmental Action Club which received the award for the environmental club of the year in Westchester County and co-writer of the …

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NWF’s Own Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Appointed to “21CSC” Federal Advisory Committee to Get Youth Outdoors

12/16/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Recently Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Advisory Committee.  The 21CSC is an entity called for in President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Report. This was big news in its …

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