Students and Nature

Reeling in Salmon Stewards

How do you transform children into wildlife stewards? By giving them an opportunity to foster animals at school. While many teachers opt for a furry class pet – an adorable …

Four Key Takeaways from EcoCareers Conference 2018

As students across the country seek opportunities to work in careers that protect the planet, center sustainability and equity, and preserve wildlife, wise guidance from leaders in the field can …

Atlanta Events Connect Environmental Education, Community Service and Job Preparation

Our work to deepen a culture of sustainability in Metro Atlanta schools is always a priority but when we are also able to serve the community while promoting sustainability efforts …

Green STEM Grows in Greenpoint

Where can you find scoops of soil, compost, and worm castings waiting to be examined under a microscope? Or prototypes of a rain water catchment system made out of upcycled …

Teachers exploring the woods photo by Liz Soper

On a Monarch Mission

Did you know that monarch butterfly larva chew a notch in the stalk of a leaf before they eat it? Amazingly so, this behavior is called “leaf notching” and it …

National Wildlife Federation Helps Launch Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscapes Initiative

The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitat Program, which uses outdoor nature gardens as classrooms to help students master science and other subjects, is really making its mark in South Texas. …

Brooklyn Students Build Beaver Dams

In December 2017, Diane Corrigan – a wildlife enthusiast and early childhood science teacher at PS 179 in Brooklyn – came upon an article about how a family of beavers …

Schools in Delaware Are Making Big Strides

“Going Green has changed our school and the way our students learn and live.” Leona Williams, a fourth grade teacher at Forwood Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware, reflects on how …

Confluence of Young Conservation Leaders – Hope for the Future

In early November, National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders program, an initiative dedicated to leadership and career development for young people passionate about futures in Conservation and Sustainability career sectors, sent three …

New Resources in the EcoLeaders Career Center

In 2015, the National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders team launched a Career Center designed to inspire and educate college students, young professionals, and high school graduates to plan rewarding, sustainable careers …

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