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Promises of Environmentally Aware Students
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Trendsetters River Cleanup
Helping to Keep Our Rivers Safe for the Future
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Partnering With Local Organizations to Do Good in the Community
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G. W. Carver Eco-School
Carver Elementary Earns Green Flag!
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Arizona Eco-Schools

The Eco-Schools Program is based on a global initiative that seeks to engage students through a systems-thinking lens to apply learning to effect change toward environmental sustainability through thoughtful activities and actions, building economic awareness, environmental responsibility, and civic engagement with an objective to cultivate meaningful, lasting relationships with the community.

Arizona EPA Grant Program

Twelve schools in Arizona have been selected to be part of the Arizona Eco-School Pilot Program in collaboration with Arizona Association of Conservation Districts (AACD), Arizona Association for Environmental Education (AAEE), Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF), and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The pilot program is funded by an EPA grant for Environmental Education.

Arizona Eco-Action Teams

An Eco-Action Team is a group of individuals who get together over a period of time to follow a step-by-step process of manageable actions on sustainable living. Learn more about all the great work the Arizona Eco-Action Teams are doing.

Recent News

Eco-Schools

A Queen in Our Garden!

Well, we haven’t seen any monarchs on our milkweed in the Maryland School pollinator garden this year, but we did have one special visitor earlier

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Wildlife Habitat

How to Garden for Wildlife Webinar

National Wildlife Federation Naturalist and author of “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife,” David Mizejewski shares everything you need to know to create and enhance beautiful habitats in your own yard. For more information on gardening for wildlife in your community, visit: nwf.org/garden

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Wildlife Habitat

Tips on how to attract owls to your yard or neighborhood

“Owls are not nest builders,” says Beth Mendelsohn, a biologist at the institute. “So we encourage homeowners not to remove dead trees or snags so owls can nest inside them.” That’s especially helpful for larger species such as barred owls. Smaller ones, including screech and barn owls, will be quite comfortable in a simple wooden nesting box that you can buy or build. Position it on a large tree 10 to 20 feet above the ground and away from the glow of exterior lights.

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Fountain Hills Monarch Pledge

Fountain Hills Butterfly & Wildlife Festival 2019

Flying Flowers Butterfly Garden hosted a Butterfly & Wildlife Festival at the River of Time Museum on Thursday, November 14th, 2019. The event informed attendees about the NWF Mayors’ Monarch Pledge that Mayor Ginny Dickey recently signed.

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Mayors Monarch Pledge

NWF’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, U.S. cities, municipalities, and other communities are committing to create habitat for the monarch butterfly and pollinators, and to educate residents about how they can make a difference at home and in their community.

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Organizations

Learn more about the various organizations we partner and collaborate with.