Students and Nature

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Campuses Divert 105 Million Single-Use Plastics

Thirty colleges and universities have been recognized as winners for this year’s Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition, a program of the National Wildlife Federation and RecycleMania Inc. Three winners … Read more

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ECHO Elevates the Field at Local and National Conferences

Professional conferences provide a platform for like-minded organizations and professionals to come together to advance communication and collaboration around shared priorities that help shape the future of any given field. … Read more

Restoring Longleaf Pine in the Hoke Community Forest

In the North Carolina Sandhills stands Hoke Community Forest, over 500 acres of protected forest land belongs to the citizens of Hoke County. This forest has historically sat idle and … Read more

C2P2 Connects College Students & Locals on River Health

When Daniela Robles—a University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) senior and first-generation student in USCB’s Promise Scholars Program—connected with College and Community Partners Program (C2P2) through an internship in the … Read more

A group of five college students pose for a photo in a clearing in a forest. Some of them are holding yard tools.

Wild Kingdom Grant Awardees

National Wildlife Federation and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom have teamed up to inspire and support the efforts of the next generation of conservation leadership. We are collaborating on a series … Read more

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Recruiting the 2024 Cohort of Graduate Student Research Fellows

National Wildlife Federation’s Education and Engagement Department regularly supports a cohort of Graduate Student Research Fellows who contribute to the advancement of programs across the department through dedicated research projects. … Read more

The Multidimensional Impacts of Eco-Green Gardens and Beyond

While diverting excess rainwater and increasing native habitat, Eco-Green projects are also providing school communities a place of learning and healing. In 2023 we saw the warmest year on record … Read more

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Plastics Reduction Partner Awardees

The National Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Campus Race to Zero Waste Program, is excited to award Bard College in New York and California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, the Plastics … Read more

Climate Equity Collaborative’s Inaugural Youth Advisory Council

The Climate Equity Collaborative™ (CEC) is a public-private partnership that engages nontraditional partners, with an emphasis on youth and underserved communities, in climate innovation and climate action. CEC engages at … Read more

Nature-Themed Reading for Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are uplifting Black leaders that have made a difference by sharing personal, ancestral, and contemporary connections with nature, gardening, and community education. Progressive Nature Studies … Read more