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Outdoor Kids: Bike To School

10/29/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

With all of the fun fall weekend activities, sometimes we forget about the many ways during the week to get our kids outside. There are rituals that we can start with our kids, if you haven’t already, that squeeze in …

An Inconvenient Truth In The Classroom: Free High School Curriculum

10/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Many Americans have seen the Oscar-winning film documentary, An inconvenient Truth.  It is based on a powerful visual and factual presentation on the realities of global warming that was developed through many years of hard work by former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore.  The National …

Little Green Thumbs: Gardening with MLK Jr. Elementary

9/14/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Would you rather stay in the office on a Friday or join a fun bunch of elementary school students in planting flowers? The choice was easy for me! As part of last Friday’s National Day of Service, I–together with a …

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME …

Week Six: A Tree of My Very Own

8/28/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Check out Jennifer Ward’s tree-based activities–and learn how to “just be.”

Science Fair Project Ideas: Wildlife Watch

2/27/2009 // By Jessica Jones

In springtime, countless parents, teachers and home school instructors look for fun, educational science projects to perform with their kids. Whether it is a one-time only exercise or a large-scale seasonal project, why not use National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch …

Serving Others by Digging Dirt

1/27/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, some of my colleagues and I took up the call to a day of national service.  Joined by some big names and little students, together we helped clean up Washington, D.C.’s partially frozen Anacostia River. It …

U.S. House Votes to Leave No Child Left Inside!

9/30/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Remember the good old days of field trips and watching your classroom’s tadpoles “magically” develop into frogs? Well, some Congressmembers must too, because on September 18th, the U.S. House voted to pass the No Child Left Inside Act! Passing with …

Help Get Environmental Education Back in America’s Classrooms

9/14/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Thanks to the thousands of emails and phone calls from National Wildlife Federation supporters and a growing coalition of over 700 organizations representing more than 40 million Americans, the No Child Left Inside Act will now finally be brought to …

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