environmental education

Let’s Go Outside! The Benefits of Learning in the Outdoors

Learn how you can harness kids natural enthusiasm for being outdoors with engaging, hands-on lessons based in your local habitat.

Freeport-McMoRan: Bat Heroes of the Southwest

In the deserts of Arizona, one of the three pollinating bat species in the United States—the lesser long-nosed bat—got a boost to its habitat during Bat Week 2018 with the help of Freeport-McMoRan and its conservation partners.

Hands-On Means Minds-On

At WHC, our model encourages the use of hands-on, minds-on learning whenever possible. This kind of active learning helps you engage more deeply with the information or skill at hand.

Habitat Design that Invites Exploration

One of the best ways to spread awareness of and interest in biodiversity conservation is to provide opportunities for people to enjoy wildlife and their habitats.

Small Refinery, Big Impact on Learning

The ExxonMobil Billings Refinery in Billings, Montana, may be the smallest ExxonMobil refinery in the world, but its wildlife habitat area is making a big impact on students at a local college. While meeting with representatives from ExxonMobil and their partners from Rocky Mountain College during a recent site visit, I was excited to hear […]

Trail Blazing Wildflower Adventures

Spring is one of my favorite times of year and hiking through my local state parks is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience this change of seasons. Last year I made it a goal to work on my wildflower identification skills but staring at pictures in a field guide just wasn’t cutting it, […]

A Hands-On Approach to Building the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

STEM–the acronym deployed to cover the disciplines of science, engineering, technology and math–is a hot topic right now. Statistics and studies point to a deficit in appropriately trained STEM graduates to meet the workforce demands of the future although governments, institutions, and NGOs advance STEM training as having great social and economic benefit to individuals […]