NWF Certified Schoolyard Habitat

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Certified Schoolyard Habitat®
Posted on 10/02/2023
Schoolyard HabitatThe National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize the Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School in Glastonbury has successfully created a Certified Schoolyard Habitat® through its Garden for Wildlife program. GEHMS has joined with over 5,000 schools nationwide that have transformed their schoolyards into thriving wildlife habitats that provide essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young. The habitat also serves as an outdoor education site where students can engage in cross-curricular learning in a hands-on way. Certification also makes your Certified Wildlife Habitat® part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, a national effort to restore critical habitat for pollinators. “We are excited to have another school join our growing list of more than 5,000 certified Schoolyard Habitats. Kids can now personally experience nature through hands-on learning in an outdoor environment,” said Liz Soper, Director of K-12 Programs for National Wildlife Federation.