Students and Nature

The Worldwide Web of EcoCareers: A resource for job seekers

If you’re anything like me, you’ve scoured the internet hundreds ー if not thousands ー of times looking for green jobs in your field. You’ve bookmarked a few specialty job …

3 Ways the Eco-Schools USA Program Creates Student Leaders

Ten years and over 3 million students! Those are the latest impact numbers from Eco-Schools USA, a global program hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. The program has provided place-based learning …

Earth Tomorrow: Participants Keep Coming Back!

It says a lot about the value of a program when – even after graduating – alumni keep coming back every year. For eighteen years, the National Wildlife Federation’s Earth …

Eco-Schools USA September Newsletter

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin According to the National Center for Education Statistics, this school year 50.8 …

Bringing Nature Play to West Baltimore

As part of our growing portfolio of urban conservation projects in Baltimore City, the Mid-Atlantic team has transformed a large vacant lot into a free, immersive nature play space for …

Meet NWF’s New Class of EcoLeader Graduate Student Research Fellows

National Wildlife Federation is pleased to introduce the recipients of this year’s EcoLeader graduate student research fellowships. National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Graduate Student Fellows help to educate and engage the …

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 …

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