Students and Nature

The Importance of Birds – And How A Video Game Can Help Them

A young birder calls for awareness and action Humans have been fascinated by birds for as long as they have existed. Inspiring countless cultures around the world and across time, …

Eco-Schools August Newsletter

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ~Mister Rogers …

Focus on Local Green Career Preparedness: 2019 Symposium Recap

On Wednesday July 17, 2019, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a symposium of secondary and post-secondary educators, nonprofits, and employers to examine the intersection of career preparedness and green workforce …

Creating Conservation Stewards: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Field Trip

Rain. It’s not something most teachers hope for when planning a class gardening trip. But that’s exactly what I got this past spring when I took my kindergartners to plant wildflowers for pollinators at Jamaica Bay Wildlife …

Buzzworthy Mason Bee Condos

Schools can “bee” a friend to native pollinators with this classroom DIY project using recycled materials that teaches kids about the nesting habits and needs of native solitarily bee species. …

This World Oceans Day, It’s All About Plastic

Thalassophile, n. thuh-LASS-uh-file A lover of the sea, someone who loves the sea/ocean Every year on June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate oceans …

Wildlife Garden Inspiration

Get out in your habitat garden this summer and start capturing moments to share in the 2nd annual Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest opening for entries on August 5, 2019! …

Planting for Three Seasons: Keep the Million Pollinator Garden Momentum Alive

It is estimated that there is now at least one or more pollinator gardens per block in most communities across the United States.  This is thanks to the approximately 8 …

ECHO Q&A: Rocky Mountain Children’s Discovery Center

Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) is a National Wildlife Federation program that emphasizes the need for our youngest children to have daily, quality access to nature. Today, the amount of …

Five Ways National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Boosts Climate Literacy

  |   May 24, 2019

We need more climate education in our schools. A 2016 survey of science teachers found that, on average, American students are getting just one or two hours of climate education …

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