Students and Nature

NYC Program Empowers Students to Evaluate Climate RiSC

Hurricanes on Steroids The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has broken all records in terms of the quantity and intensity of consecutive storms, their destructive power, and the toll on human life, …

Eco-Schools USA Traveling Along the Pathways to Sustainability – Part 2

Ever thought about turning your school grounds into an outdoor learning laboratory? How about working towards zero waste by recycling and composting? In this second post of our three part …

Eco-Schools USA Traveling Along the Pathways to Sustainability – Part 1

School is in full swing and as Eco-Schools USA begins its ninth year, we are excited to introduce two new environmental focus areas, or pathways. This brings the total number …

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 …

Broward Habitat Connectivity Project – Providing Habitat for Migratory Birds in Urban Broward County, Florida

The National Wildlife Federation is working with NatureScape Broward  and the Community Foundation of Broward to provide migratory bird habitat through the Broward Habitat Connectivity Project. The Broward Habitat Connectivity …

Eco-Schools USA and Tanglewood Middle School – The Perfect Match

Why did you choose to become an NWF Eco-School? The Eco-Schools USA program, National Wildlife Federation’s core Education for Sustainability program, is a great fit for Tanglewood Middle School in …

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, …

One flag at a time

In the sagebrush prairies of eastern Montana, livestock fence can create a formidable obstacle for wildlife. For sage-grouse, livestock fences near breeding areas blend into the landscape and create a …

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