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Stories from the Eco-Green Schoolyard – A Medium for Healing, Student Learning and Managing Climate Change

NWF Eco-Green is in its eighth year of supporting schools across Southeast Michigan and beyond that are making real change on their campuses to mitigate climate change through action-based Eco-Schools … Read more

Photo of volunteers on MLK Day

A Blueprint for Student Success: Martin Luther King Day 2023

Remember last year we had a freak snowstorm that reduced our Martin Luther King Day volunteers down to three people, including myself, but we still managed to put up bat … Read more

Next Generation’s Pronghorn Conservation 

A hot July weekend in 2021 set me on one of my greatest undertakings as a conservationist and teacher. That summer, I volunteered through NWF’s Artemis to work on a … Read more

Foraging in a Changing Climate

As spring passes and summer approaches, my mind always turns to harvesting on the land with my plant people community. Right now, it’s almost time to harvest my favorite treat … Read more

Houston Youth Digging in to Protect their Communities from Flooding

What does the health of my watershed have to do with resilience to climate change?  The National Wildlife Federation’s Student Climate Resilience Ambassadors (SCRA) are Houston high school students who … Read more

Kokanee Salmon.

FLATHEAD LAKE: THE STORY OF A FISH, A SHRIMP, AND A BAD CASE OF HUBRIS

It’s the mid-1900s in northwestern Montana. McDonald Creek runs bright red with kokanee salmon swimming upstream to spawning grounds. They carry the future of their population on their red backs … Read more

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 … Read more

How to Create Outdoor Spaces for All

Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors. The more people who connect with nature, the more we all benefit. Spending time outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced stress and … Read more

Marisa camping

Hispanic Heritage Month Employee Spotlights: Marisa Sandoval

This Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Latinx, Hispanic, and Multicultural Employee Resource Group (ERG) at the Wildlife Federation are coming together to share our stories — in our own … Read more

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Thank you, President Biden, for Restoring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

As we crested the final rise of Boulder Mountain, my heart began to race. We were almost there. I pulled my truck into the viewpoint turnout and excitedly yelled at … Read more