Students and Nature

Webcast Launches “Focus the Nation” Global Warming Teach-In

Last night, more than 10,000 people logged on to www.earthdaytv.net to watch the Focus the Nation webcast, sponsored in part by the National Wildlife Federation. How do we know how … Read more

Birdfeeding 101

This is a popular time of year to feed birds. Watching birds at the feeder is a fun and educational family activity that you can do from within the house … Read more

Take a Minute to Be In It

Nature is not a destination–it’s in your backyard, local park… everywhere you go. Read more

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