Kelly Wagner’s Archive

Breaking Routines: Outdoor Learning in Texas School Districts

The new school year is here and teachers at nearly 600 Texas schools certified as National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats are poised to create memorable outdoor learning experiences for their …

Connecting Austin’s Youth with Nature and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation works with educators across the country to introduce the next generation of conservationists to nature and the wildlife that call it home. The Federation was one …

black-crowned night heron

Healthy Creeks and Streams Help Urban Wildlife

I live in Austin, Texas, a city that defines itself, in part, by its many creeks. Barton, Boggy, Shoal, and Waller Creeks – just to name a few – are …

A bird known as a limpkin unexpectedly spotted in Louisiana.

Birders, Snails and the Limpkin

For many birders like me, part of the thrill of birding is finding birds far outside their normal range, and to record one of these vagrant birds. A real achievement …

Schoolyard Habitats Provide Resiliency in Houston Independent School District

In late August 2017, Houston, Texas experienced one of its most extreme natural disasters on record: Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane brought record rainfall and flooding to Houston, resulting in devastating …

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 …

Prairie

Milkweed for Monarchs in the Sunflower State

Imagine the prairies of Kansas once again filled with thousands of monarchs migrating south! Recently, multiple agencies and groups in Kansas gathered for the first Monarch Summit to join the …

Win for Wildlife: Louisiana Approves Master Restoration Plan

The Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana is home to some of North America’s highest concentrations of wildlife. From the beloved Louisiana black bear to Louisiana’s answer to the flamingo, the …

Hog Factory Threatens Fish and Wildlife on Buffalo National Scenic River in Arkansas

In a natural wonderland in northwestern Arkansas, the Buffalo National Scenic River runs through picturesque terrain that serves as a home to a number of endangered species, including the Gray …

Hurricane Katrina

What We’ve Learned Since Katrina

This week, as we neared the ‪#‎Katrina10 anniversary, a federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers must pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the agency’s …

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