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Park ranger explaining landscape to visitors
Explore Outdoor Careers on Public Lands
Explore outdoor careers on public lands—tips for applying to seasonal jobs from a 25-year park and recreation veteran.
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Bear at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska stands atop the waterfall.
Bring Fat Bear Week into Your Classroom
Environmental education resources to bring Katmai National Park’s Fat Bear Week into the classroom. Learn about the importance of Alaska’s Bristol Bay ecosystem.
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Wild bison in Yellowstone National Park, USA
Giving Back to the Land
Jackie Old Coyote, a #HonorNativeLand Innovator at the US Department of Arts and Culture and member of the Apsáalooke Nation, shares the story of her family's relationship with the land that is now...
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group of diverse people, one in a wheelchair, collecting litter in a forested area
How to Make Your National Public Lands Day Event Accessible to All  
The theme of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2022 is Giving Back Together , an homage to the public spaces that have helped communities and families alike remain connected to each other and the...
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a pond with lily pads surrounded by green prairies and trees
Why Biodiversity is Important to Human Health
Biodiversity is important to human health because it supports physical, mental, and spiritual health and social well-being. Learn how NEEF supports biodiversity through our grant program.
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Teacher Samantha Barry celebrates with her students
Bring Environmental Literacy into Your Classroom This Fall with Climate Superstars
Past winner Samantha Barry (Canarelli Middle School) shares tips to help new teachers get involved in Climate Superstars Challenge.
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photo of group standing in front of pile of trash bags after a clean-up.
How to Host a Successful National Public Lands Day Event
Friends of Herring Run Parks shares ten tips to help organizations host a successful National Public Lands Day event.
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One Crabby Family: How an Educator Used Citizen Science to Bring Her Family Closer Together
NEEF spoke with Dr. Chanda Bennett about how her family has bonded through citizen science and how other families can follow their lead.
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Forest Service staff pointing to announcement board instructing group of middle school students.
NEEF Announces Awardees for 2022-2023 Forest Service Greening STEM Grant
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is proud to announce the awardees of the 2022-2023 Forest Service Greening STEM Grant. Since 2020, NEEF has collaborated with the USDA Forest...
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