Sunday, June 7, 2009

Schoolyard Habitats Add to School Greening

Schools can be greened inside and out. One popular approach to greening a school's grounds is to design, create and certify a schoolyard habitat. The National Wildlife Federation has supported and certified 3,300 U.S. schoolyard habitats (June of 2009) and the US Fish and Wildlfie Service likewise supports schools in the development of on-site habitat study areas. These programs teach children skills in math, science and reasoning and are deeply interesting to them. As a result, academic performance improves and students who were mostly disengaged become engaged and even enthuisastic. The National Wildlife Federation also partners with affiliated statewide organizations who likewise support schoolyard habitats. NWF schoolyard habitat program USFWS schoolyard program

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