STEM

Campus Waste Minimization: Strategies From the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste

Despite the challenges colleges and universities faced this year due to the pandemic, campuses were committed to relaunching and strengthening initiatives to engage students, faculty, and staff in advancing waste …

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Connecting Underrepresented Youth with STEM Career Opportunities

According to a recent study done by Pew Research Center, “Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of …

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General Motors Eco-Green Schools Demonstrate the Value and Strength of Hands-On STEM Learning During COVID

The 2020-2021 school year proved to be an immense challenge for schools across the country. But for sixteen schools working in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and General Motors, …

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Environmental Education Goes Virtual: Creating Meaningful Learning Opportunities at Home

As schools, teachers, students, and families prepare for a new year of learning, COVID-19 has re-defined where and how students learn and the definition of who is teaching them. The …

Garden for Wildlife™ STEM Education Partnership for Black and Other…

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and The Links, Incorporated (The Links) partnered to connect black communities with nature through gardening and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational programs.  The …

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Community Connections Grown in Miami, Florida

Taking STEM Outside: Using Environment-based Education to Empower Student Learning Schools are similar to bee colonies, they are constantly buzzing with activity from teachers, students, administrators, cafeteria workers, and custodians, …

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 …

“Homegrown” Attitudes in STEM Gardening

What happens when a car dealership partners with a school to reduce their environmental footprint? The front lobby of Suski Chevrolet in Birch Run, Michigan suddenly transforms into a farmer’s …

The Monarchs Are Here!

Schools in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston have been working with the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Heroes program to create monarch gardens on their school campuses that provide the …

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