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Happenin’ Habitats is made possible through a generous grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). Since 1991, MEAF has been dedicated to their mission of helping young people with disabilities to maximize their potential and participation in society.

Raised Bed from Aeolian

The raised planting bed featured in both the video and live broadcast is a generous donation from Aeolian Enterprises, Inc. Thanks to this terrific company, all students and educators at Dogwood Elementary School have easier access to gardening for wildlife. Click here to find out more about their products.

Happenin’ Habitats is a collaborative effort by the National Wildlife Federation® and the Prince William Network, both award-winning organizations dedicated to providing quality resources for students and educators nation-wide.

National Wildlife Federation

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the nation's largest and oldest protector of wildlife. With more than four million members and supporters, NWF is committed to educating and empowering people from all walks of life to protect wildlife and habitat for future generations.

Since 1996, the Schoolyard Habitats Program® has assisted schools and youth service organizations in the use of school/facility grounds as learning sites for wildlife conservation and cross-curricular learning. Through our certification program, we recognize the accomplishments of innovative learning communities nationwide. To date, there are more than 2,000 certified Schoolyard Habitats sites.

Prince William Network

Prince William Network was developed in 1992 by Prince William County (Virginia) Public Schools in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Satellite Network to provide quality distance-learning opportunities to students, educators, and communities nation-wide.These opportunities include enrichment resources for students and teachers, CD-ROM and online professional development opportunities for teachers, electronic field trips, and Internet resources for teachers and students.