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Education Newsletter Spring 2022

  |   May 3, 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team What does using nature as a classroom mean to you? For us, it’s an opportunity for students to approach learning in a …

monarch butterfly on milkweed

Calling All Gardeners: Dig in NOW to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

From using native plants to transform yards into wildlife habitats to meeting the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, gardeners are a powerful force for the future of wildlife and native plants. …

painted bunting

An Urgent Message for All People Who Love Birds

Birds are facing an unprecedented crisis; three billion fewer birds grace the skies of North America than in 1970. But there’s reason for hope if we act swiftly. We call …

monarch on milkweed

Sacred Grounds Wilmington

The Sacred Grounds program has ventured into a new body of holy water—the Delaware River Watershed in Wilmington, DE!   Sacred Grounds is a National Wildlife Federation (NWF) program that engages …

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Philadelphia Parks Expert Joins the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center

I am thrilled to join the National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic office as the new Senior Manager of Education and Community Conservation programs. My first few months have been a whirlwind …

Pine Grosbeak by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Halgrimson.

QUIZ: Seven Red Birds for the Holidays

Red is a color associated with Christmas, Yule, and the winter holiday season in general. Here in North America, we don’t have too many wildlife species that are red. There …

Western larch forest

Cool Climate Bingo

Addressing the climate crisis can feel like a monumental task with growing challenges like extreme fires and droughts, increasingly severe weather and rising sea levels. But our “cool climate bingo” …

art made from bottle caps

5 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Garden

Plastic pollution is a big deal News about its devastating effects on wildlife and the environment is everywhere and as a result, many of us are now opting for reusable …

A mural that reads "stay golden" with native plants underneath.

Creating Resilient and Equitable Cities through Vacant Lot Restoration

As we begin to feel the intensifying effects of climate change, there is an urgent need to address environmental and public health crises in frontline communities. In the Mid-Atlantic, we …

butterfly

Let’s Grow Together!

Communities all over the country are coming together to help combat climate change, address food scarcity and build stronger, safer communities through community gardens.  Cities like Tacoma, Washington are partnering …

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