Schoolyard Habitats

Breaking Routines: Outdoor Learning in Texas School Districts

The new school year is here and teachers at nearly 600 Texas schools certified as National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats are poised to create memorable outdoor learning experiences for their …

Connecting Austin’s Youth with Nature and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation works with educators across the country to introduce the next generation of conservationists to nature and the wildlife that call it home. The Federation was one …

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 …

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Map Your Garden for Wildlife Efforts – One Yard at…

Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

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 …

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