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Outdoor Kids: Bike To School

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 …

An Inconvenient Truth In The Classroom: Free High School Curriculum

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 …

Little Green Thumbs: Gardening with MLK Jr. Elementary

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 …

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

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 …

Week Six: A Tree of My Very Own

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

Science Fair Project Ideas: Wildlife Watch

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 …

Serving Others by Digging Dirt

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, …

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

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 …

Help Get Environmental Education Back in America’s Classrooms

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 …

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