Schoolyard Habitats

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 …

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 …

Community Partnerships Connect Kids With Nature

A community partnership has formed to answer the call put forth by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF), the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, to connect kids with …

Students Help Wildlife in Virginia

Free Union Country School, located outside of Charlottesville, VA, enjoys a rural setting in which students can explore, learn, and play. The school is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Schoolyard Habitat …

Create Habitat in Your Schoolyard Today

To celebrate Earth Day, the National Wildlife Federation is proud to feature Eisenhower High School, a NWF Green Flag school located in Kansas. “Eisenhower High School is a leader and mentor …

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 …

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 …

Discovery Hill: An Outdoor Learning Laboratory

The importance of children having outdoor learning spaces at schools is well established. Outdoor classrooms are effective for applied science education, inquiry-based learning, physical and emotional health, and brain function. They …

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