kids and nature

Clark Fork School Schoolyard Habitat provides hands-on learning. Photo courtesy of Clark Fork School

Learning is Natural in Montana Eco-Schools

“I know this tree!” exclaims an excited first-grader, grasping a ponderosa pine seedling. She’s holding one of 150 seedlings distributed to students ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade at DeSmet …

Learning to Cast
photo Michael O'Leary

Raising Salmon in the Classroom

Every fall and spring, the National Wildlife Federation’s Oregon affiliate, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders pick up fish eggs from local hatcheries and deliver them to excited elementary students as …

Teachers at PS 110 measure energy consumption in appliances. Photo by NWF.

Energy Conservation in Action

The staff and students at PS 110 are beginning to take the journey of thinking about the energy that makes our city work with the ultimate goal of reducing school-wide …

Photo by Brooklyn New School

Celebrating Schools for National Wildlife Week: Wildlife in the City

In our blog series celebrating schools across the nation for National Wildlife Week, our 2nd post takes us to New York City. While some might think of skyscrapers and cement, our New York …

Photo by Leigh Wyman

Celebrating Schools for National Wildlife Week: Kids 4 LA Cougars

Taking a moment to marvel at a garden slug.  Photo by Carolyn Millard

Planting a Park Within a “Park”

Judith Kohler

Colorado Eco-School Among the Nation’s Most Eco-Friendly

Students at Clark Fork School made trout and watersheds art for First Friday. Photo: Calida Davis

Collaboration is Key in Montana Eco-Schools

Here I am almost halfway through my AmeriCorps term as the Sustainability and Habitat Educator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region, and I could not be more excited …

Teaching the next generation to kayak #proveronawrong. Photo shared by David Harp

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime …

Nature Bracelet

5 Under 5: Add (Lightweight) Fun To Your Campout

Now that Great American Campout season is underway, I’ve got outdoor fun on my mind! As much as I love to unplug and relax when I’m out on the trail, …

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