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Eco-Schools USA September Newsletter

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin According to the National Center for Education Statistics, this school year 50.8 …

Eco-Schools August Newsletter

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~Mister Rogers …

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

“My name is Moriah C. and I’m in 5th Grade and I am 11 years old. I live in Bushwick, Brooklyn and am here today because I want to share …

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

“Fish are like trees! ” exclaimed Melody, a 3rd grader who is now also an enthusiastic Salmon Steward at Carus Elementary. She’s referring to the unexpected discovery she made when peering …

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

On June 4, 2018, Jefferson, Nightengale and Madison Elementary schools in Massena, N.Y., brought together friends, families and community members to showcase their second year of work under the Alcoa …

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 …

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