March, 2012

GUEST POST: An Amphibian Filled Field Trip

Liam McGranaghan teaches Environmental Science at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. He also teaches natural history field study classes on Birds of Prey and Reptiles/Amphibians for Audubon Naturalist Society …

Maryland Circle of Support for Offshore Wind

  In just a few short days, legislators in Annapolis will likely vote to determine if we transition to clean, renewable offshore wind energy or if we maintain the status …

Get To Know Your Wild Neighbors

The world is full of the promise of adventure, exploration and discovery. From high mountain peaks to lush forests and broad open oceans, people are always looking and finding new …

Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of …

Skipper on coneflower

“Let’s Go for a Walk” and Other Loving Invitations

I LOVE YOU isn’t always expressed in those exact words, but the message is just as sweet to my ears. When my 11-year-old daughter says “Let’s go for a walk, …

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Awesome Wildlife Record Breakers

Here are some of the many extraordinary facts about wildlife, as a reminder of how deep and rich the natural world really is. Extra-Large Wildlife Blue whales reach lengths of …

Oiled White Pelican on Bay Jimmy in Louisiana

NWF Tour Finds BP Oil Still Soaking Louisiana Marshes, Menacing Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation this week led a boat trip to Louisiana marshes hit hard by the Gulf oil disaster. The trip made depressingly clear that while national attention has …

Make Way for Ducklings in Washington, DC [VIDEO]

A wonderful children’s classic, Make Way for Ducklings, tells the story of a family of mallard ducks who make their home in Boston and face some challenges dealing with Boston …

Sustainable Development key at APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth & Employment

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium. I had the pleasure to participate as an observer …

Falling in Love With the Nine-Banded Armadillo

Margaret Redman is a Graduate Fellow conducting research on Schoolyard Habitats and outdoor classrooms for the Education Department of National Wildlife Federation. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in …

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