Students and Nature

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Education Newsletter November 2020

As temperatures fall around the country, we observe habitats flowing deeper into fall, and preparing for winter. Wildlife are busy employing their adaptations as the winter solstice approaches. Some wildlife … Read more

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Education Newsletter October 2020

This past month, we’ve seen numerous record-breaking, natural events unfold: wildfires out west grew in number and size, temperatures scorched California and many parts of the southwest, and incredible flooding … Read more

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Campus Quiz: Plastic Pollution

In the past 30 years, the entire world has shifted to single-use plastics for eating, drinking, and packaging merchandise that go straight into the waste stream, on to landfills, and … Read more

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Campus Race to Zero Race 2020 Case Studies

Each year the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) program calls for best practice case studies from campuses across the U.S. and Canada to showcase programs and strategies in … Read more

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NYC Students Learn How to Build a Climate Resilient Future

This year—2020—will rank among the hottest in recorded history. Floods, droughts, violent hurricanes and apocalyptic wildfires are ravaging communities and disproportionately threatening already vulnerable human and wildlife populations. Coastal areas … Read more

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Environmental Education Goes Virtual: Creating Meaningful Learning Opportunities at Home

As schools, teachers, students, and families prepare for a new year of learning, COVID-19 has re-defined where and how students learn and the definition of who is teaching them. The … Read more

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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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more