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More and more wildlife habitats are sprouting up in schoolyards nationwide, and 150 schools already have applied for certification under NWF's new Schoolyard Habitats program.
Launched with the help of the Dannon Company, which since 1993 has donated $450,000 from sales of its Danimals yogurt for kids, the program has supported pilot projects in different regions of the country.
At the Boise-Eliot Early Childhood Education Center in Portland, Oregon, the focus is on butterflies. Sixth and seventh graders worked wit parents and volunteers from NWT and Pacificorp, a utility company, to construct a butterfly garden, complete with a butterfly puddle, a rock pile for basking …