The National Wildlife Federation

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Education Programs

The National Wildlife Federation thinks today's children and young adults should be well-versed in the underlying principles of nature and wildlife. Through educational programs focused on conservation and environmental knowledge, the National Wildlife Federation is creating a lasting base of environmental literacy, stewardship, and problem-solving skills for today's youth.

The National Wildlife Federation provides programs for groups of all ages, including school-based programs for pre-K to 12th grade and up to higher education, as well as community-based programs for everyone in between.

Pre-K to 12

Programs for students from pre-K through 12th grade work with schools to provide nature experiences and nature-based knowledge.

Eco-Schools USA

Through school-based action teams of students, administrators, educators, and community volunteers, Eco-Schools USA combines effective "green" management of school grounds, facilities, and curriculum, providing students with a unique learning experience based on research and application.

Schoolyard Habitats®

The Schoolyard Habitats program supports schools in creating and restoring wildlife habitat on school grounds while providing outdoor classrooms for learning across the program's curriculum.

Trees for Wildlife™

Providing adult leaders with fun, hands-on, science-based activities, Trees for Wildlife™ aims to help young people learn about the importance of trees and how to plant and take care of trees for the future.


Based on a decade of obesity prevention research, ECHO™ seeks to ensure Colorado kids have daily access to quality outdoor learning environments where play and learning support development across all domainscognitive, physical, social, and emotional.

Earth Tomorrow

Based out of Atlanta, Earth Tomorrow is a multicultural environmental education and leadership development program that creates opportunities for youth in underserved communities.

Craig Tufts Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of naturalist Craig Tufts, the scholarship fund finances an annual award to recognize an individual between the ages of 8 and 18 who displays an interest in the natural world.

National Wildlife Week™

Celebrated every March, National Wildlife Week is an opportunity to help kids learn about wildlife and how they can help species thrive.

Higher Education

Programs for students in higher education provide resources and support to help young people build job skills and careers in conservation and sustainability.


College students and young leaders can be a part of the EcoLeaders program—a sustainability career and leadership development program—to earn recognition for leadership skills, access resources, and network with students through an online community.

Greenforce® Initiative

The initiative, a partnership with Jobs for the Future, acts to strengthen the capacity of community colleges to "green" the skills of our modern workforce.


Beyond the classroom, the National Wildlife Federation provides community-based programs for participants in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and those early in their career.

EcoLeaders® (Pre-College)

College-bound students can get involved with sustainability career and leadership development program through the National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders program.

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