Students and Nature

Earth Day Celebration: From Grass to Garden

When Mrs. Cardona’s fourth and fifth grade classes at Royal Palm Elementary School in Florida celebrated Earth Day last month, they decided to create a lasting gift to the school …

Rising Against Pollution: 5 Million College Students and Staff Join the 2019 RecycleMania Competition 

In recent years, the true threat posed by plastics and solid waste pollution has become better understood through the identification of vast areas of floating plastic trash and particles in …

Six Ways Your School Can Become a Community Hub for People and Wildlife

Travel with us to the east side of Austin, Texas, where you will find Brooke Elementary, a small but mighty school that recently earned the prestigious Eco-Schools USA Green Flag …

What is a Naturalized Outdoor Learning Environment?

The Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) program was created out of necessity; a necessity for all young children to have daily access to quality outdoor learning, creating a lifelong affinity …

EcoCareers Conference 2019 Provides Insight and Inspiration

Making a difference for wildlife and the environment can take many forms. For some students, embarking on their first internship or job search can be full of trepidation–but EcoCareers is …

Students Rise Together In Call for Climate Action

“My name is Moriah C. and I’m in 5th Grade and I am 11 years old. I live in Bushwick, Brooklyn and am here today because I want to share …

San Diego Students Making Waves: Join the #OceanChallenge

In August 2018, Cloe Moreno and Eliana Meza-Ehlert, students at High Tech High, an Eco-School in San Diego, CA, participated in the Student Conservation Leadership Summit at the University of …

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

“Fish are like trees! ” exclaimed Melody, a 3rd grader who is now also an enthusiastic Salmon Steward at Carus Elementary. She’s referring to the unexpected discovery she made when peering …

Students at PS 250 in Brooklyn Plan an Urban Schoolyard Habitat

When I heard that P.S. 250 would be awarded capital funds from the Brooklyn Borough President’s office to create a state-of-the-art pollinator learning garden in our school, I was excited. …

Green Street Academy: Where are they now?

In May 2018, National Wildlife Federation and  our partners broke ground on our large-scale green infrastructure project at Green Street Academy (GSA), a public charter school in Baltimore City. During …

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