The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.
Families connected to the outdoors raise healthier kids and inspire a life-long appreciation of wildlife and nature. To further support this appreciation, National Wildlife Federation has created several programs and events designed to make the benefits of the outdoors easier to experience. In addition, National Wildlife Federation advocates for public policies on the federal, state and local level that increase outdoor recreation opportunities for children.
Keeping science in schools and getting students outside to explore, learn and play are important for our children's future. Environmental education, physical education and the overall health and well-being of students improve through outdoor time and experiential or hands-on learning. NWF is working at the Federal and State levels to keep nature, the outdoors and our children's health at the center of policy reform and change. Learn more about our federal, state and local campaigns to connect children to nature through public policy at http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature/Policy.aspx.
The National Wildlife Federation's Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) program offers a list of scholarship resources. Please refer to the AYEA website at http://ayea.org/scholarships/#natscholarships.
The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from NWF's collection of over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards. Check back regularly! We will be continually adding to our online library of resources for educators, beginning with the addition of lesson plans from our NatureScope series. To view NWF's lesson plans visit http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Lesson-Plans.aspx.
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