By Wendy Dew
The National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor classrooms called Schoolyard Habitats®, where educators and students learn how to attract and support local wildlife. These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn about wildlife species and ecosystems, but also outdoor classrooms where they can enjoy nature.
Learn how to get started with a Schoolyard Habitat. Fish and Wildlife Service has additional schoolyard habitat resources
Wendy Dew is the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for Region 8 in Denver, Colorado.
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