Environmental Education

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

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 …

Program directors at the Artemis Temple

Young Reporters for the Environment Program Coordinators Gather in Turkey

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

Green Schools Trend on Display in Texas

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 …

Danielle Korpalski 2011.

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

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 …

(flickr | currybet)

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

[br] 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 …

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