“The National Wildlife Federation’s Eco‐Schools USA program is a nationwide program that engages Pre K‐12 school students, faculty, administrators and community volunteers in a comprehensive, environment‐based program to improve student environmental literacy and skills. The schools themselves become greener and cleaner and students learn more science and technology.
Eco-Schools USA is part of a larger global network of over 51,000 green schools in 62 nations.
In addition to environmental education benefits, teachers find profound linkages between STEM education and student learning of environmental subjects. Both offer hands‐on learning opportunities and support inquiry‐based education, critical thinking, use of technology and problem solving.
Eco-Schools USA is a holistic program. It strives to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and culture of a school, including students, teachers, staff, parents, and the local community. Eco-Schools USA works to extend learning beyond the classroom and develop responsible environmental attitudes and commitments, both at home and in the wider community.”