Schoolyard Habitats

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

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, …

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

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 …

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

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. …

Back to [Green] School!

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 …

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

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 …

First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

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 …

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

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 …

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

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.  …

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

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 …

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