Schoolyard Habitats

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

In 2017, with the support of the Disney Conservation Fund and Botanical Interests, we distributed 66,000 Butterfly Heroes kits – native milkweed and pollinator plants and guidance (how-to)  information.  We …

An Island of Habitat in a Sea of Concrete

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

Top 10 Reasons to Join Eco-Schools USA

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, …

Growing WILD

Five years ago, a team of community volunteers broke ground on a new native plant garden at a wildlife education center in Helena, Montana. The former Stedman Foundry site required …

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