kids and nature

Volunteers pose by a well-decorated aquarium after delivering salmon eggs.

Hatching a Plan for Salmon Stewardship

On a gray, drizzly morning at the end of October, a small fleet of volunteers departed the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) forested campus. Each carried a cooler … Read more

Education Newsletter Fall 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team In this issue, you’ll read about an inspirational mural in Texas, environmental justice and youth leadership in New York, and a nationwide … Read more

Education Newsletter Summer 2022

Hello, from the National Wildlife Federation’s Education Team As we start to think about heading back to school, we’re excited to share stories about two programs that have kept us … Read more

Education Newsletter Spring 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

How Spending Time Outdoors Can Boost Student Academic Potential

School is back, and with it come parents’ concerns for their child’s academic performance. Parents want what is best for their kids and, in order to ensure a successful future, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

It all began a year ago when a Monarch butterfly emerged from his chrysalis on September 16, 2016. Two hundred Sisters Middle School (SMS) students in Sisters, Oregon watched him … Read more

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 … Read more