kids and nature

McKinley Elementary School's Eco-Team. Photo: Debbie Abel

Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout

Winter and spring in Oregon can be cold, wet and muddy, but thanks to seed grants from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), students at 10 Portland-area schools are learning the …

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Nurture nature in the city and discover your wild neighbors

Close your eyes and imagine cougars among the fir trees at Carkeek Park, or beavers swimming along the shore at Green Lake. Do these wild animals truly exist in Seattle? …

Photo by Natural Learning Initiative

NWF to HOP to Remaking Children’s Outdoor Play

Recent research shows that young children who play outdoors in spaces that are specifically designed for 0-5 year olds actually garner more developmental benefits: They engage in 22% more physical …

NWF staff - Morgan Parks (green vest) and AmeriCorps member, Molly Orr (blue vest)

Oregon Office Opens

As a voice for wildlife, NWF hopes to shape and inspire the future generation of conservationists in Oregon and beyond, and we won’t be doing this alone. The National Wildlife Federation’s …

Young explorers in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands

Growing Greener: The Wonder of Wild Places  

Green Street Academy students gardening in their hoop house. Photo by Eric Oberlechner/Green Street Academy

Baltimore: From Green Street to Main Street

Camden student shares horseshoe crab

Get Outside on Delaware River Waterways this Fall

Photo from Eisenhower High School USD #265

An Education Milestone Worth Celebrating!

Schools like those in Texas who are part of our Monarch Heroes Program, and the 6,288 schools who have created and certified a Schoolyard Habitat® with the National Wildlife Federation are prime …

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 …

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