Schoolyard Habitats

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 School Greening for a Pre-K Audience

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in …

Students at PS 146 - the New School in Brookly, NY explore pollinators in their Schoolyard Habitat. Photo courtesy PS 146.

Welcoming Fall to Your Schoolyard Habitat

Fall is a great time to welcome students back to school, get them outside and exploring their Schoolyard Habitats. Fall is also a great time to make sure that your …

Students collect herbs on PS 41′s greenroof in Manhattan. Photo: Megan Westervelt

Three NYC Eco-Schools Collaborate on Green Roof Curriculum Guide

Guest post by Amy Sirot Schools interested in green roofs may soon have a valuable new tool: a green roof curriculum guide created by three NYC Eco-Schools. The guide will …

Amalia Espinoza, Raymond Sierra, Jaelon Lopez—students at Pleasant Hill Elementary—search the cactus for bugs!

Discovery Hill—A Schoolyard Habitat Proof of Concept

On the way back to school one girl in my class said, “What fun…I love that place” and another said “I wish we could go everyday” and a boy remarked, …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Schoolyard Habitats

Guest post by Margaret Redman. Over 5,000 schools around the world have certified their campuses with the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program. In order to become certified, schools must provide …

Students planting rain garden at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Seaford, Delaware.

Seaford School District Celebrates Its First Schoolyard Habitat

This is a guest post by Margo McDonough of Delaware Nature Society. “What’s the name of the river here in your community?” asked Frank Piorko, director of Delaware Department of …

Bees, Birds and Butterflies: NYC Eco-School PS6 Hosts Gardening Workshop

In early June, over two dozen teachers, parent gardeners, and several students attended a free NYC Eco-Schools workshop “How to Create Wildlife-Friendly Schoolyard Habitats,” led by Eliza Russell, Director of …

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins …

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My Green Roof Halloween Costume

This year’s recycled Halloween costume was inspired by the green roof at PS41 in New York City – our hearts are with the teachers and students today!

Weekly News Roundup – October 26, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: HISD Celebrates New Collaboration with National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools …

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