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Green Schools in Action

Through the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators (MAEOE), the school has been a recognized Maryland Green School for 16 years. Since we are always looking for ways to …

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Discovery Hill: An Outdoor Learning Laboratory

The importance of children having outdoor learning spaces at schools is well established. Outdoor classrooms are effective for applied science education, inquiry-based learning, physical and emotional health, and brain function. They …

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Pennsylvania Schools: Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Long before the US Green Ribbon Schools Award was established, there were ‘green guardians’ of schools and universities. These folks arrived to campus early, left late, and spent countless weekends and summers …

National Wildlife Week: Seattle’s Villa Academy Raises a Flag for Eco-Schools

Off the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, Villa Academy is working to create a wildlife oasis at their pre K-8 Independent Catholic school.  Their 30-acre school grounds have been …

National Wildlife Week: Bronx Guild High Boasts New York City’s…

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

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Play-oriented learning in a UNIQUE School Garden

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 School Greening for a Pre-K Audience

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in …

Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior …

Students collect herbs on PS 41′s greenroof in Manhattan. Photo: Megan Westervelt

Three NYC Eco-Schools Collaborate on Green Roof Curriculum Guide

Guest post by Amy Sirot Schools interested in green roofs may soon have a valuable new tool: a green roof curriculum guide created by three NYC Eco-Schools. The guide will …

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