May is Garden for Wildlife Month! Plant a Schoolyard Garden at Your School
More than 5,000 schools and other educational settings in all 50 states have been certified by NWF since 1997 when the program began and serve close to 300,000 students per year. These educational gardens and outdoor classrooms are created by student/teacher/parent volunteer teams and enhance student motivation for learning along with promoting student achievement in all subject areas. They enable a multi-disciplinary approach to learning giving students the opportunity to learn nearly any subject while gaining an appreciation and understanding of the natural world.
Research shows that Schoolyard Habitats have multiple benefits.
Learn more about NWF’s Schoolyard Habitat certification program at www.nwf.org/schoolyard.
Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States.
Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior.
Amphibians and Reptiles
Birds and Butterflies
Endangered and At-Risk Species
Insects, Spiders & Invertebrates
Variety of Wildlife
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The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is America's largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. NWF programs educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat. For more information: http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature/Programs.aspx.
Lessons & Classroom Activities
Resources by grade level