National Wilddlife Federation (NWF) has set a wild goal to get 10 Million kids (0-18 yrs) outside for 90 minutes each week over the next three years. The organization is looking for schools, organizations, parents and kids to join us and commit to taking time to get outdoors to learn and play. Are you willing to help? In the next few weeks NWF will be asking for teachers, educators, community members and families to join the group- not just in pledge but in action. Email any ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your Calendars
NWF Supported Webinars
Create a Garden for Learning: Schoolyard Habitats 101 (Repeat twice)- Learn the basic principals for creating a school garden to help wildlife and your eco-system. (School Greening project)
September 25th, 4-5 pm Eastern Click to Register
September 25th, 4-5 pm Pacific – Click to Register
Enhancing Schoolyard Habitats for Teaching – Now that you have a garden, discover how to effectively use that garden to teach STEM, English and any other subject. (Special Speaker – Herb Broda; Professor and Author- Schoolyard – Enhanced Learning)
October 24th, 3-4 pm EasternClick to Register
(First 30 registered and actually participate will recieve free copy of Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning)
Keep America Beautiful: Recycle-Bowl- Focus on Education – September 18
Fun way to engage students or kick off your environmental club activities by participating in teh Recycle-Bowl competition. Register now to get special prizes and become eligible for the $1000 prize give away to your school.
BatsLIVE – Cave and Karst – The World Beneath our Feet Journey through the world of Bat habitats and learn why these locations are important and endangered.
October 11th at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time
Space is limited – Register today National Wildlife Week – Going Out on a Limb for Wildlife
March 18 – 24th; Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, National Wildlife Week will focus on wildlife and trees. As part of the anniversary, we are looking to plant 75,000 trees! You can participate by either purchasing trees or apply to trees through our Trees for Wildlife program. Check the website frequently for lessons, activities, and other resources will be posted throughout the Fall. To receive an applicaton for trees, email email@example.com.
New Partner – Yellow Tractor
NWF is always looking to strengthen its programs through working to provide more resources and opportunities to you. The organization’s Schoolyard Habitat program has launched a partnership with Yellow Tractor to strengthen its resources and opportunities to support schools and their gardening efforts. NWF is working to expand its wildlife and ecology sytem approach to include health and wellness through vegatable and fruit gardening. This partnership strengthen and enhances our resources for you. Learn more about Yellow Tractor and their work. If you have ideas on how NWF can improve its resources for teaching outside in the garden for all subjects email. firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER – Kicking off an Ecology or Environmental or Greening Club at a school or after-school. Then sign up to be an Eco-School USA school. Bythe way – anyone in Mississppi or North Dakota… if you register… you will be the first in that State. Help NWF round out the US.
Schoolyard Habitats certified with NWF also qualify as Eco-School USA. If you are interested in having your school become an Eco-School USA, email NWF @nwf.org. Or sign up today.