Students and Nature

Growing an Environmental Ethic in the Backyard

Today’s green hour may help shape tomorrow’s green spaces, green products, and green lifestyles. Read more

“The Quiet Generation” No More

NWF Campus Field Director Lisa Madry just emailed around a great recap of Power Shift 2007 that I had to share… It was amazing to have the opportunity to experience … Read more

Power Shift 2007

The shift of power begins this weekend as more than 5,000 college students from every state in the U.S. unite to discuss global warming. Power Shift 2007 is the first … Read more

Our Children Deserve Environmental Education

An unintended consequence of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) emphasis on math and reading is that more and more schools are leaving environmental education behind. Many schools have abandoned environmental education programs to invest more time and resources in math and reading instruction. Read more

Energy Bill Passes House–Details, Next Steps and More

As promised, here’s a breakdown of the energy package passed by the House of Representatives Saturday, Aug. 4. VICTORY: A Renewable Electricity Standard passed, 220-190, which would require electric suppliers … Read more

Want to Raise Environmentalists? Let Your Kids Go “Wild”

Several studies in recent years have shown that children who grow up exposed to nature reap psychological, emotional and physical rewards from that connection. Now, a new report has uncovered … Read more

Two Worlds

On a recent flight to California, I was seated next to a 10-year-old heavy-set boy who was traveling alone…alone that is with his hand-held Game Boy.  From the east coast … Read more

Kids and Wildlife – A Perfect Big Screen Combination

As a young boy, my two brothers and I spent much of our free time playing in a forested area called Fox Ridge twelve miles north of Pittsburgh. It was … Read more

Raccoon

Mother Nature’s Late Show: 9 Tips for Watching Wildlife at Night

When the sun goes down and songbirds disappear into cover to roost, you might think that backyard wildlife watching is finished for the day. But the truth is that when … Read more