Students and Nature

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Education Newsletter September 2020

We begin this new school year in uncharted waters – new learning environments and new ways to interact. We recognize the challenges that exist in equitably supporting students and families. …

The Great Outdoors is a Great Classroom—Especially in the Age of COVID-19

When the National Wildlife Federation launched a new program to connect Detroit high school students with the great outdoors last year, we had several goals in mind: Connect urban youth …

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Adapting Together: It’s Time to Take Learning Outside

With the continued impacts of COVID-19, schools and families across the country are having to deal with the changes it brings and adapting together to determine what school will look …

Earth Tomorrow Peer Mentors - Summer Institute 2019

Earth Tomorrow Virtual Summer Series takes on Leadership, Social Justice, and Nature

NWF hosts two programs for high school students interested in learning more about the environment, gaining leadership skills, enjoying the natural world, and tackling environmental justice issues – Earth Tomorrow …

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5 Shark Facts I’ve Learned From Kids

As summer rolls around, sharks are naturally on everyone’s mind. To learn more about these vital predators, we talked with photographer George Probst. He has been photographing and observing great …

Garden for Wildlife™ STEM Education Partnership for Black and Other Minority Youth

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and The Links, Incorporated (The Links) partnered to connect black communities with nature through gardening and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational programs.  The …

Exploring the Environment and Justice in Niagara County

  |   July 1, 2020

This school year marked the first year of “The Niagara County Youth Environmental Education and Leadership Program.” This multi-year program, created and funded by New York State Attorney General Letitia …

Virtually Migrate through Texas with Pollinators

Every spring and fall, hundreds of species migrate through Texas – many of which are pollinators such as birds and butterflies. Pollinators are organisms that move pollen from one flower …

Henry-ES Garden

Community Connections Grown in Miami, Florida

Taking STEM Outside: Using Environment-based Education to Empower Student Learning Schools are similar to bee colonies, they are constantly buzzing with activity from teachers, students, administrators, cafeteria workers, and custodians, …

Plant with a Purpose: Help Protect Salmon Habitat with Your Garden

Salmon are marathon swimmers, transitioning from freshwater streams to the ocean, and back again. To reach their destinations they often face—and miraculously overcome!—staggering obstacles. They climb fish ladders to push …

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