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This World Oceans Day, It’s All About Plastic

Thalassophile, n. thuh-LASS-uh-file A lover of the sea, someone who loves the sea/ocean Every year on June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate oceans …

Five Ways National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Boosts Climate Literacy

  |   May 24, 2019

We need more climate education in our schools. A 2016 survey of science teachers found that, on average, American students are getting just one or two hours of climate education …

Earth Day Celebration: From Grass to Garden

When Mrs. Cardona’s fourth and fifth grade classes at Royal Palm Elementary School in Florida celebrated Earth Day last month, they decided to create a lasting gift to the school …

Six Ways Your School Can Become a Community Hub for People and Wildlife

Travel with us to the east side of Austin, Texas, where you will find Brooke Elementary, a small but mighty school that recently earned the prestigious Eco-Schools USA Green Flag …

Students Rise Together In Call for Climate Action

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

Alcoa W5 program Helps Massena Elementary Schools Earn Eco-Schools Recognition!

Reeling in Salmon Stewards

How do you transform children into wildlife stewards? By giving them an opportunity to foster animals at school. While many teachers opt for a furry class pet – an adorable …

Atlanta Events Connect Environmental Education, Community Service and Job Preparation

Our work to deepen a culture of sustainability in Metro Atlanta schools is always a priority but when we are also able to serve the community while promoting sustainability efforts …

Teachers exploring the woods photo by Liz Soper

On a Monarch Mission

Did you know that monarch butterfly larva chew a notch in the stalk of a leaf before they eat it? Amazingly so, this behavior is called “leaf notching” and it …

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