Campus: San Jose State University -- May 10, 2002
National Wildlife Federation Certifies Local Schoolyard
Habitat« Site At San JosÚ State University
The National Wildlife Federation has announced that San José
State University's Biology Department has put out the welcome mat for
wildlife while providing students and educators with an outdoor classroom.
A designated portion of the university's grounds is now recognized as
a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats® site.
The certified Schoolyard Habitats site at SJSU is a model of ecological
stewardship and common sense conservation for the community, according
to the NWF. In addition, it functions as a living classroom that offers
students and educators enhanced learning experiences.
An event to celebrate this certification will be held on Thu., May 16,
2 p.m., at the Botany Garden next to the University House along the
Paseo de San Carlos on campus.
SJSU's Schoolyard Habitats site is number 1587 in the network of certified
sites nationwide, according to the NWF. In addition to providing habitat
for wildlife and learning opportunities for students, Schoolyard Habitats
sites create a safe and nurturing environment for the whole community.
Launched in 1995, NWF's Schoolyard Habitats program provides materials
and expertise to encourage the creation of wildlife habitat areas as
learning tools on sites nationwide. For more information on the program,
visit the NWF Web site at www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats or call 1-800822-9919.
The nation's largest member-supported conservation education and advocacy
group, the National Wildlife Federation unites people from all walks
of life to protect nature, wildlife and the world we all share. NWF
has educated and inspired families to uphold America's conservation
tradition since 1936. Its common sense approach to environmental protection
brings individuals, organizations and governments together to ensure
a brighter future for people and wildlife.
For information on SJSU's wildlife program, contact Sally Veregge at