Schoolyard Habitats

Buzzworthy Mason Bee Condos

Schools can “bee” a friend to native pollinators with this classroom DIY project. By making mason bee condos using recycled materials, you can teach kids about the nesting habitats and …

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 …

Breaking Routines: Outdoor Learning in Texas School Districts

The new school year is here and teachers at nearly 600 Texas schools certified as National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats are poised to create memorable outdoor learning experiences for their …

Connecting Austin’s Youth with Nature and Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation works with educators across the country to introduce the next generation of conservationists to nature and the wildlife that call it home. The Federation was one …

Schoolyard Habitats Provide Resiliency in Houston Independent School District

In late August 2017, Houston, Texas experienced one of its most extreme natural disasters on record: Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane brought record rainfall and flooding to Houston, resulting in devastating …

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 …

National Wildlife Federation Helps Launch Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning…

The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitat Program, which uses outdoor nature gardens as classrooms to help students master science and other subjects, is really making its mark in South Texas. …

Map Your Garden for Wildlife Efforts – One Yard at a Time!

This National Wildlife Federation, Certified Wildlife Habitat® on Clark Road, Essex County, MA provides habitat through the seasons. Key elements of habitat are mapped on the Habitat Network. Approximately 1/3 …

Saving the Monarch Butterfly – One Garden at a Time

In 2017, with the support of the Disney Conservation Fund and Botanical Interests, we distributed 66,000 Butterfly Heroes kits – native milkweed and pollinator plants and guidance (how-to)  information.  We …

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 …

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