Eco-Schools

Got Salmon Eggs?

“The eggs are here,” a third grader whispers excitedly to his friend as they walk into the classroom. The buzz travels throughout the classroom and stops as the teacher brings …

Bringing the Joy of the Forest to the City

Recent child development studies have shed light on the benefits of children’s exposure to nature, and the importance that early exposure to the natural world has on creating adults who …

NYC Students Showcase Their Ideas for Creating Resilient Schools & Communities

  |   July 8, 2018

National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA provides students, prekindergarten through 12th grade, the opportunities to learn about creating a more sustainable future for people and wildlife. The Resilient Schools Consortium is …

Fashion & Fun for a Wildlife-Friendly Future

  |   May 30, 2018

It’s fifteen minutes before show time. Twenty-four student models are lining up, anxiously waiting for the show to begin. You can tell that the students are nervous but still, they …

Chocolate Chip Cookies Fresh Out of the Solar Oven

Many students celebrated Earth Day this year outside in the sun, learning about wildlife habitats, local species, or, in the case of one classroom in New Jersey, about clean energy …

Green STEM Grows in Greenpoint

Where can you find scoops of soil, compost, and worm castings waiting to be examined under a microscope? Or prototypes of a rain water catchment system made out of upcycled …

A Unique Visitor to Austin Eco-Schools Community

The monarch butterfly migration is a unique phenomenon where multiple generations of monarchs complete a 3,000 mile journey from the oyamel forests of Michoacán, Mexico to the northern U.S. and …

An Island of Habitat in a Sea of Concrete

When you think of wildlife habitat, inner city Baltimore is probably one of the last places that comes to mind. But, Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School in southwest Baltimore City has …

Eco-Schools USA Traveling Along the Pathways to Sustainability – Part 3

Imagine if your school district could cut energy usage by 10% or even 20%. Not only would the cost savings be dramatic, it would also reduce the environmental impact that …

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 …

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