National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA is a K-12 program in partnership with Oregon Green Schools that provides a framework for effective "green" management of school grounds, facilities and curricula. The newest Eco-Schools pathway, Learning About Forests (LEAF), is an international program of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which aims to increase knowledge about the key role forests play in sustaining life on our planet. LEAF promotes our forests as a natural asset to be treasured and kept safe for future generations, while also instilling a sense of ownership through student engagement in the natural world. Eco-Schools USA is a self-guided platform that provides educational resources including audit forms, action plans, progressive award levels, connections to curriculum and education standards, a public dashboard page (to highlight your school’s goals and accomplishments), and STEM learning opportunities. In addition, schools can certify their schoolyard habitat or restoration project as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Ranger Rick children’s magazines and other resources can also be used as teaching tools. Workshops are available at request.

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