In early 1989, the National Wildlife Federation challenged colleges to support Earth Day 1990 by starting environmental programs on campus and in the community. By summer, the Campus Ecology program had been established to work with college leaders and develop resources to help meet the challenge. More than 20 years later, Campus Ecology continues to grow and support colleges and universities in their sustainability efforts to protect wildlife and habitat.
In 2014 the Campus Ecology Program launched the EcoLeaders Program. Our goal is to build the next generation of conservation leaders by supporting project-based leadership on campus and helping young leaders gain the leadership skills they need to be competitive in the job market.
Campus Ecology Three-Year Progress Report
Spanning 2007-2009, this report chronicles our goals, accomplishments, and some of the lessons learned along the way. It takes stock of what we set to achieve and what we actually accomplished.
Click here to read the full report.
The National Wildlife Federation is providing resources to help families and caregivers across the country provide meaningful educational opportunities and safe outdoor experiences for children during these incredibly difficult times.Learn More
President and CEO Collin O’Mara reveals in a TEDx Talk why it is essential to connect our children and future generations with wildlife and the outdoors—and how doing so is good for our health, economy, and environment.Watch Now
Ditch the disposables and make the switch to sustainable products.Shop Now
Search, discover, and learn about wildlife. Anywhere, any time.Get the Apps
You don't have to travel far to join us for an event. Attend an upcoming event with one of our regional centers.