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Weekly News Roundup – October 21, 2011

10/21/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: A First for Education: Reauthorized ESEA to Include Environmental Literacy October 21 – The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and […] Read more >

Outdoor Adventure Camp Volunteers Named Conservation Heroes

10/12/2011 // By Kelly Senser

For advancing the cause of conservation by turning on young people to the joys and thrills of outdoor sports, Tommie and Theresa Berger were recently named finalists in Field & Stream magazine’s 2011 Conservation Hero of the Year competition. The […] Read more >

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U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award gets the Green Light!

9/29/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today is a fantastic day for the environmental education movement!   The U.S. Department of Education alongside the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award.  This program will recognize and award […] Read more >

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Join Me: Support the Growth of Environmental Education in Colorado

8/30/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Regional Education Manager working out of NWF’s Boulder, CO office Yesterday, I took the opportunity to participate in the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Denver focus group meant to inform the development […] Read more >

Cornell's famous McGraw Hall and Tower (flickr | andymw91)

Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab to Lead EPA Environmental Education Program

8/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The Ivy League gets especially green around the southern shore of Cayuga Lake–never more so than when it comes to environmental education. Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab has been chosen to lead the EPA Office of Environmental Education’s environmental education […] Read more >

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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last […] Read more >

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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years […] Read more >

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

7/25/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of her classmates which aims at encouraging schools and business across the […] Read more >

Eat this dandelion. (flickr | Michael Kappel)

Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

7/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me—and the rules of blogging dictate that I must assume you are—you hear ‘Davidson’ and think of former Davidson College great Stephen Curry, a 2008-09 consensus first-team All-American and current Golden State Warrior (If you’re really, really […] Read more >

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Bi-Partisanship Hits Capitol Hill – Thanks to Environmental Education!

7/14/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) (S.1372 and H.R. 2547) was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD).  The NCLI Act will provide states with incentives to create environmental […] Read more >