kids and nature

Photo by Lemonjenny, Flickr Creative Commons

Camping Games for Kids

Get kids excited about camping and create long-lasting memories with these activities and games. Make a Nature Bracelet Pick up treasures as you explore the outdoors to create a chic …

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

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

Heritage Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., which uses an on-site garden, recycling and water conservation to teach students about sustainability, is one of the country’s top 10 Eco-Schools. The …

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 …

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