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The National Wildlife Federation

As a leader in conservation education for nearly 65 years, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is America's largest member-supported conservation group. NWF's mission is to educate, inspire, and assist individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and to protect the Earth's environment in order to achieve a more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable future.

With 46 affiliated organizations and ten regional offices, NWF leads grassroots efforts to safeguard wildlife, wild places, and the natural resources on which we all depend. To that end, it is essential that individuals understand the importance of the environment to our quality of life and that they possess knowledge, skills, and ethical commitment to conserve it.

Access the National Wildlife Federation's website ( for information about their various service-learning oriented projects. To incorporate activities and/or discussion topics into your school curriculum, click on "Take Action" and review many of NWF's suggested areas of action or get inspired to create your own. Whether it's sending a message to your representative about a questionable energy bill or helping to protect a wetland in your area, this link will provide you with the information you need to make a difference in your community through service-learning.

Click here for more information on Project WILD's role in Service Learning.

The National Youth Leadership Council (NYCL)

The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) can be accessed at It provides news, events, interactive tools, and downloadable resources for implementing service-learning techniques in your school or community. It also provides information on how to address school boards and administrators in order to influence educational policy. To find out how to train youth and educators, provide technical support to schools and community-based organizations, or help other organizations integrate youth in their decision-making process, contact NYLC at:

National Youth Leadership Council

1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite D300

Saint Paul , MN 55108

(651) 631-3672


The National Service-Learning Exchange

The National Service-Learning Exchange is a project of the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) that can assist you in enhancing your service-learning efforts. They answer questions via phone or email, provide feedback on curriculum, and simply share ideas about what works, at no cost. For a fee, they also hold conference presentations or faculty meetings, and provide professional development in your region.

They operate out of five regional offices and work with educators and service-learning contacts in the state departments of education. The National Service-Learning Exchange web site is and the five regional contacts are listed below.

Call the Exchange at 877-572-3924 or email them at

Southwest Regional Center

Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming.

Nicole Tembrock, Regional Center Project Coordinator
Justine Newall, Regional Center Project Assistant
Exchange Southwest Regional Center
FrontRange Earthforce
2120 West 33rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Direct Phone: (720) 984-6385
Fax: (303) 433-3014
Toll free from within the region: 1-877-572-3924

Direct e-mail:

Southern Regional Center

West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana.

Marty Duckenfield, Regional Center Director
Rebecca Flood, Regional Center Coordinator

Exchange Southern Regional Center
National Dropout Prevention Center
209 Martin St.
Clemson, SC 29634-0726
Direct Line: (864) 656-2580
Fax: (864) 656-0136
Direct e-mail:

Atlantic Regional Center

Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., or the Virgin Islands.

Joan Liptrot, Regional Center Director
Kathia Monard-Weissman, Regional Center Program Manager

Exchange Atlantic Regional Center
Institute for Global Education & Service-Learning
2222 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056
Phone (215) 945-8118
Fax (215) 945-1818
Toll free within the region: 1-877-572-3924
Direct e-mail:

North Central Regional Center

Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio.

Bernard Gill, Regional Center Director

Exchange North Central Regional Center
National Youth Leadership Council
1667 Snelling Avenue North, Suite D300
Saint Paul , MN 55108
Direct Phone: (651) 999-7371
Fax: (651) 631-2955
Toll free within the region: 1-877-572-3924
Direct E-mail:

Pacific Regional Center

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, or America Samoa.

Mark Batenburg, Regional Center Director

Don Hill, Regional Center Co-Director

Exchange Pacific Regional Center
Youth Service California
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612
Direct Phone: (510) 302-0561
Fax: (510) 302-0551
Direct e-mail:
Toll free from within the region: 1-877-572-3924

The National Service-Learning Partnership

The National Service-Learning Partnership is a nationwide network of members who promote service learning. Founded in 2001, the Partnership is a national network dedicated to advancing service-learning as educational core for young learners. It consists of 8,500 members in all 50 states and membership is free. To learn more, visit their website at:



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