Schoolyard Habitats

Green Street Academy students gardening in their hoop house. Photo by Eric Oberlechner/Green Street Academy

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 …

Photo by Marya Fowler/ NWF

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 …

Photo from Eisenhower High School USD #265

An Education Milestone Worth Celebrating!

Schools like those in Texas who are part of our Monarch Heroes Program, and the 6,288 schools who have created and certified a Schoolyard Habitat® with the National Wildlife Federation are prime …

Clark Fork School Schoolyard Habitat provides hands-on learning. Photo courtesy of Clark Fork School

Learning is Natural in Montana Eco-Schools

“I know this tree!” exclaims an excited first-grader, grasping a ponderosa pine seedling. She’s holding one of 150 seedlings distributed to students ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade at DeSmet …

Students working on garden. Photo by NCWF

Community Partnerships Connect Kids With Nature

Photo by Beth Winn

Students Help Wildlife in Virginia


Create Habitat in Your Schoolyard Today


Students Build a Monarch Refuge

The Innovation Academy is a specialized program at Martin Middle School that is focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Academy was established in Fall of 2015 with …


Monarch Heroes in Texas

This past October, our first grade Eco-Schools USA Monarch Heroes at Piney Point Elementary hosted a fabulous Garden Party in Houston, TX! The students in two of the classes had been working …

Students at Clark Fork School made trout and watersheds art for First Friday. Photo: Calida Davis

Collaboration is Key in Montana Eco-Schools

Here I am almost halfway through my AmeriCorps term as the Sustainability and Habitat Educator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region, and I could not be more excited …

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