To succeed as global citizens and future stewards of our planet, 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 provides ways to create a lasting base of environmental literacy, stewardship, and problem-solving skills for today's youth.
The National Wildlife Federation helps communities across the nation develop their own beautiful and much-needed wildlife habitats where they live, work, worship, and learn. Nearly 5 million people at over 235,000 locations have been reached through our Garden for Wildlife and Community Habitats programs, and in 2019 alone, our programs served more than 12 million young people and involved nearly 170,000 educators. The Education and Garden for Wildlife Map illustrates how the National Wildlife Federation is helping communities all around the country create, maintain, and enhance wildlife habitats.
From prekindergarten through high school, these programs provide educators with engaging resources to develop nature-based experiences and knowledge.
Eco-Schools USA provides a unique learning experience through effective "green" management of school grounds, facilities, and curriculum.
Trees for Wildlife™ educates youth about the importance of trees and how to plant and sustain them both locally and across the nation.
Earth Tomorrow creates education and leadership development opportunities for youth in communities across Atlanta.
For students pursuing education with a college or university, these programs provide resources and support for building job skills and careers in the sustainability sector.
As EcoLeaders, college students develop leadership skills, access resources, and network through an online community.
Colleges and universities are protecting wildlife and habitat, and improving their campuses’ overall green educational programming and on-site sustainability.
Discover books, guides, reports, and other resources to enhance your students' environmental learning.
Help Pollinators on Campus
Pledge to protect pollinators by providing healthy habitat through creation, restoration, and protection efforts.
Craig Tufts Scholarship Fund
Established in honor of the National Wildlife Federation's chief naturalist, this fund finances an annual award for a student inspired by nature.
The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect people with wildlife and the outdoors.Enter Today
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
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.