Schoolyard Habitats

An Island of Habitat in a Sea of Concrete

When you think of wildlife habitat, inner city Baltimore is probably one of the last places that comes to mind. But, Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School in southwest Baltimore City has …

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

It all began a year ago when a Monarch butterfly emerged from his chrysalis on September 16, 2016. Two hundred Sisters Middle School (SMS) students in Sisters, Oregon watched him …

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

Growing WILD

Harmful Algae Outbreaks may cancel Summer Swimming Plans

150 Students and Volunteers Plant Trees for Wildlife

Migratory birds like the black and white warbler and ruby-throated humming bird are heading north. This spring, as they fly over Broward County, Florida, they may notice more than 10,000 …

Baltimore: From Green Street to Main Street

Close to 10% of land within city limits is comprised of public green space where residents can learn and play, and wildlife can flourish. It’s a pretty good start, but …

Building Outdoor Classrooms

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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