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Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s […] Read more >

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

9/12/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Education Manager, NWF In the summer of 2011, NWF supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation began a journey in education with our partners, Earth Force and Earth Partnership for Schools and the school communities they […] Read more >

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

7/3/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

On Friday, June 22, Courtney Sullivan (NWF Education Manager, Pacific Region) and I traveled to Bothell, WA to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to Skyview Junior High School. Skyview is the seventh school in the country, and first […] Read more >

Flickr/D Sharon Pruitt

Back to [Green] School!

9/8/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred by preventable illness due to unhealthy school facilities—classrooms that are […] Read more >

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

8/11/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these wildlife rock stars–and yes, volunteers–got more than 180 Montclair homes (30 […] Read more >

Awarding of Eco-Schools USA 'Green Flag' at Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

4/29/2011 // By Laura Hickey

On April 28th, I traveled to Savannah with my colleague, NaTaki Osborne Jelks, to visit the Savannah Country Day School Lower School (SCDS).  SCDS was one of the first schools to be registered as an Eco-School in November 2009, and […] Read more >

Green Ribbon Schools announced by Dept of Education

Green Ribbon Schools: The Win-Win Scenario our Students Need!

4/26/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Written by: Danielle Moodie-Mills and Jenna Peters The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program, which will recognize schools that have taken great strides in greening their curricula, buildings, school grounds and overall […] Read more >

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  But, in 90% of U.S. schools, it has failed to […] Read more >

How Much Outdoor Play Time Does Your Child Need? What the Experts Say

11/25/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Many parents are aware their kids are spending too much time indoors watching TV and playing video and computer games.  A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the average eight to eighteen year old kid is now […] Read more >

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