Schoolyard Habitats

Schoolyard Habitats Provide Resiliency in Houston Independent School District

In late August 2017, Houston, Texas experienced one of its most extreme natural disasters on record: Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane brought record rainfall and flooding to Houston, resulting in devastating …

Teachers exploring the woods photo by Liz Soper

On a Monarch Mission

Did you know that monarch butterfly larva chew a notch in the stalk of a leaf before they eat it? Amazingly so, this behavior is called “leaf notching” and it …

National Wildlife Federation Helps Launch Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Initiative

The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitat Program, which uses outdoor nature gardens as classrooms to help students master science and other subjects, is really making its mark in South Texas. …

Map Your Garden for Wildlife Efforts – One Yard at a Time!

This National Wildlife Federation, Certified Wildlife Habitat® on Clark Road, Essex County, MA provides habitat through the seasons. Key elements of habitat are mapped on the Habitat Network. Approximately 1/3 …

Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

An Island of Habitat in a Sea of Concrete

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

Top 10 Reasons to Join Eco-Schools USA

Close to 5,000 schools across the nation are already Eco-Schools.  Why have so many schools joined this global environmental education program?  Because it WORKS!  Not only are students more engaged …

Studying Water Conservation Results in a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat

Rachael Barker is the lead Eco-Schools teacher at Rockdale Intermediate where she works with 3rd-5th grade Gifted & Talented (GT) students during the school day and after school in the …

Pennsylvania Green and Healthy Schools

Why is environmental education important? Research points to many reasons, but here are just a few: Environmental education connects knowledge that students gain in the classroom with real word situations, …

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