Schoolyard Habitats

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

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

Harmful Algae Outbreaks may cancel Summer Swimming Plans

150 Students and Volunteers Plant Trees for Wildlife

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 …

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 …

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