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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

In Taiwan (L-R: Donna Drewes, Randy Solomon, Laura Hickey, Minister Shen, Justin Harris)

Global Dimensions: A Sustainable School Partnership Growing in Taiwan

12/16/2011 // By Laura Hickey

I was very fortunate to be offered the opportunity to travel on a US EPA mission to Taiwan this week with our partners from Sustainable Jersey, Donna Drewes and Randy Solomon, and Justin Harris from the US EPA International and […] Read more >

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Red, Green and Blue! 34 States Opt In to U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

11/30/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

In a time when our political differences seem to be more polarizing than ever, it is encouraging to see that education remains a bipartisan issue.  Half of the 34 states that have now opted in to the U.S. Green Ribbon […] Read more >

Eco-Schools National Operators gathered with Green Flag in Krakow (Liz Soper)

My Trip to Poland for the Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting

11/17/2011 // By Liz Soper

After three flights and 24 hours of traveling, I finally touched down in Krakow, Poland, three weeks ago and was met by our wonderful friends from the Environmental Partnership Foundation, which run Ekoszkola (Eco-Schools) here. I was in Poland for […] Read more >

6 Outdoor Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

11/1/2011 // By Lindsay Legendre

Well, it’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time for raking leaves (and jumping in them), sipping spiced cider, and enjoying all the wonderful changes of the season. In honor of my favorite holiday […] Read more >