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Investigating Environmental Issues in the Raritan Watershed
4,938 Bird Sounds Now Downloadable in "Master Set" from Cornell
NJ Landscape Project Training and Information Session - WEBINAR
Schedule a NASP Training Session For the Upcoming School Year Now
Stream Monitoring Workshops
Environmental Health and Safety Resource
New animated video about rivers & their floodplains
NOAA Releases Climate Activity Book
Project Learning Tree Teacher's Workshop
Sustainable Energy: Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
Free Professional Development for NJ Teachers
EE-News for April 17, 2013
Exciting new 3 day workshop!
Food for the Soil monograph Available!
Get Rapt About Raptors with New ID Guide
Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Offered
New Project WET workshop scheduled
Announcing the 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series
New Jersey Audubon - Teacher's School of Ecology
Center for Ecological Education and Cultural Immersion (CEECI) @ Camp Louemma
Water Cycle for Kids - new USGS and U.N. poster
Map Plots Rising Seas Street by Jersey Street
Teacher Forestry Tour in Finger Lakes!
Webinar: School Gardening in the Fall
AGI Releases Faces of Earth Series in HD on YouTube
New WET workshop
News Release: Wild Sounds For All Ears
"Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling"
|Investigating Environmental Issues in the Raritan Watershed
New Jersey Audubon and Duke Farms present
Investigating Environmental Issues in the Raritan Watershed
August 5 thru 9, 2013
For Middle and High School Science and Social Studies Teachers in the Duke Farms area of Central New Jersey
New Jersey Audubon and Duke Farms extend an invitation to join us for this week of exciting professional development. Deepen your understanding of environmental issues facing society from the perspective of the local watershed. Issues will be drawn from a spectrum of topics including water quantity and quality, sustainable land use and environmental practices, and native species protection and invasive species control.
Each day will focus on a different set of issues and provide field experience, lessons and resources to support your existing curricula. Also included will be information on the National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA program that supports sustainable practices through the development of school-based eco-teams.
Techniques learned support the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, STEM learning, ,and 21st Century Skills.
The Environmental Issues on the Raritan Watershed is limited to 14 participants. Participants must submit their letter of interest and application form by June 20, 2013.
Notification of acceptance will be by July 1.
Program will be held on the Duke Farms property, and nearby locations.
Daily workshops will be conducted by NJ Audubon's Dale Rosselet and J. Michael Pollock.
This Institute will provide teachers with skills to expand their teaching opportunities in environmental science and related fields.
For information on the program or to register, please visit http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionDuke/SummerInstitutesforTeachers/EnvironmentalIssuesRaritan.aspx
Participants will receive 30 hours of professional development credit
If you have questions, contact Michael Pollock at 908-837-9341 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
|4,938 Bird Sounds Now Downloadable in "Master Set" from Cornell
|NJ Landscape Project Training and Information Session - WEBINAR
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is inviting the public to attend an upcoming Webinar on the Landscape Project, an interactive ecosystem-based mapping tool that assists government agencies, planners, conservation groups, the public and others in making decisions that will protect imperiled and special concern wildlife.
The NJ Landscape Project Training and Information Webinar Session will take place on June 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
To register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/807635337
The Division's Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) offers training and information sessions on the Landscape Project at locations throughout the state. This Webinar will provide a convenient and environmentally friendly way for attendees to participate remotely.
This session will include an overview of the Landscape Project mapping method and applications and cover the updates and enhancements to the project and will provide participants an opportunity to use GIS "hands-on" to access habitat maps for threatened and endangered wildlife species.
Access to ArcGIS software is required in order to complete the ArcGIS exercise included in this Webinar.
Participants with access to ArcGIS software will have to download the Landscape Project GIS files prior to the start of the Webinar in order to complete the ArcGIS exercise included in the Webinar. Files can be downloaded from DEP's Bureau of GIS at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/landscape.html#geodatabase .
It is highly recommended that users download the File Geodatabase files.
Register for this session now by clicking a date below:
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/807635337
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
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Required: Mac OS(r) X 10.5 or newer
|Schedule a NASP Training Session For the Upcoming School Year Now
Teachers: Now is the time to schedule a NASP training session for the upcoming school year!
Are you looking for a physical education activity that all students can excel at regardless of strength, speed, and physical ability? How about a sport that is safe, easy to manage, and currently soaring in popularity? The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a two week target archery curriculum that is aligned with 4th-12th grade National Physical Education Standards, run in a school gymnasium or outdoor field during physical education classes, and appeals to students of all abilities and backgrounds. NASP schools have the opportunity to compete against each other in state, national, and international tournaments. NASP has taught over 10 million students and is currently bigger than Little League baseball!
Nearly everyone can succeed at archery. Kids love archery, and archery helps kids excel. Statistics show that school archery programs:
* Improve school attendance
* Increase self-esteem
* Increase physical activity
* Relate to subject matter
* Appeal to all students
* Get kids out-of-doors
* Can become an after-school activity
If your school is interested in implementing NASP, the first step is to schedule a training date through NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Any teachers that will be instructing archery need to go through the Basic Archery Instructor certification training. NJ Fish and Wildlife provides the training free of charge, along with the training materials. The training is a full day (about 7 hours) and can be scheduled at your convenience and held in your school gym. Teachers generally take a professional development day or schedule a substitute in order to attend.
Once teachers are trained, they are ready to run the archery program in physical education classes or after school programs. If your school wants to purchase equipment, it is purchased directly through NASP at a discounted rate. A typical school kit costs about $3000. We also have loaner equipment that can be used free of charge, allowing NASP to be implemented at no cost to schools.
Last year, NASP doubled in size in New Jersey and we now have over 115 schools participating throughout the state. We are continuing to rapidly expand NASP in New Jersey and our fall training calendar is quickly filling up! Contact us today to schedule a NASP training session for the upcoming school year and join the growing number of schools implementing this wildly popular program!
For more detailed information, visit our website at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/nasp.htm or contact Melissa Woerner at Melissa.Woerner@dep.state.nj.us .
|Stream Monitoring Workshops
Saturday June 1st
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road
*10am to 2pm
Sunday June 23rd
Fernbrook Farms Education Center
142 Bordentown Road
12:30pm to 3:30pm
Workshops include an outdoor portion with benthic macroinvertebrate sampling!
No cost. All ages welcome. Bring waders or boots. *Pack a lunch.
Space is limited, so register for a workshop now!
Contact Lauren at 609-586-9603 or AmbassadorWMA20@aol.com
|Environmental Health and Safety Resource
Information We Provide:
- Information on asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
- A large list of occupations sites such as shipyards, power plants and more.
- A list of products that contain asbestos.
- Locations where you can find asbestos and how to avoid being exposed.
In addition to the above information about asbestos, we also provide free services to those who have been afflicted by an asbestos-related disease. Please feel free to review our section on environmental exposure located HERE.
Public Outreach Department
Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com
|New animated video about rivers & their floodplains
The Nature Conservancy is offerring a new animated video that helps audiences understand the benefits that healthy, functioning floodplains provide, to include reducing flood risk for communities.
The video is part of a larger web package online at nature.org/floodplains that is designed to educate people about the way in which rivers interact with their floodplains and how they can be better managed to optimize the many benefits these natural resources provide.
We offer the use of this video to your centers free of charge. If you don't require more information but plan to use the online version in any way, would you please let us know - email Jay Harrod at email@example.com? If you have any questions regarding the video or nature.org/floodplains, feel free to contact Jay via email or by phone at 501.920.8006
|NOAA Releases Climate Activity Book
NOAA Releases Activity Book: "Discover Your Changing World with NOAA" - Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science
Are you ready to discover your changing world? This free activity book will introduce you to the essential principles of climate science, help you learn about Earth's climate system, the factors that drive and change it, the impacts of those changes, and what you can do to explore, understand, and protect our Earth. To download the full activity book or view individual activities, click HERE.
|Project Learning Tree Teacher's Workshop
Attendees will receive
Saturday, June 8th
9 am - 3 pm
Meadowlands Environment Center
3 DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Workshop on teaching solid science using the Project Learning Tree curriculum
K-6 educators teaching in formal and informal settings
$12 - (includes PLT Activity Guide)
For additional information on this workshop, please call 201-460-8300
Register online or by mailing the form below
|Registration form ||
City: _____________________________________ State: _____________ Zip: ____________
Home Phone #: _________________________ Work Phone #: _________________________
Cell Phone #: _________________________
E-mail Address: ________________________________________________________________
Facility or school where you teach: ______________________________ Grade Level:_______
Please briefly describe what you hope to get out of this workshop (teaching strategies, science concepts you'd like to cover, etc.) __________________________________________________
Mail registration form to:
Meadowlands Environment Center
3 DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
|Sustainable Energy: Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
FREE; Cool, STEM Related PD
In your part of the state!
Looking for Something to do this summer?
Don't Miss This Chance to
Improve Your Content Knowledge, Make New Friends,
and Get Over $750 Worth of Materials for Your Classroom!
NJSTA's Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Committee
in partnership with
Center for Innovation in Engineering and ScienceEducation (CIESE)
at Stevens Institute of Technology
announces its 2013 Summer Institute
Click on the link below for an application
Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
What could be better than spending 5 days with colleagues discovering the wonders of wind and solar power? Getting $750 worth of equipment for use in your classroom!
The Simmons STEM Institute will show you how to use hands -on engineering based principles to teach middle school science concepts for renewable energy. The content is designed to raise awareness of the challenge of using sustainable energy resources to meet world demand.
In addition, teachers will explore Problem Based Learning and develop units specifically for their classroom. Each teacher will receive approximately $750.00 worth of materials suitable for teacher demonstrations and student use and receive a one-day registration to the New Jersey Science Convention, where there will be a follow up session.
New Jersey Science Teacher's eighth annual Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Summer Institute is scheduled to be held July 8-12 at Rowan University in Glassboro.
Teachers of all middle school sciences are encouraged to apply. The NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science are the foundation for Institute activities, and the program will follow current state guidelines for the introduction and use of technology in the science classroom.
Please look for information about this exciting workshop on the NJSTA.org website or click on the link below to email Nancy Evans Bennett:
Click on the link below to find an application for this year's Institute:
Simmons STEM Institute Application
There are just a few seats left for This year's Institute.
Applications for the remaining seats will be accepted through May 15 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so get yours in today!
Sustainable Energy: Exploring Wind and Solar Power Systems
July 8-12, 2013
2012 Simmons Scholars
Click on the link below to find an application form:
Simmons Institute Information and Application
|Free Professional Development for NJ Teachers
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities provides Free Professional Development for NJ Teachers
New seminar offered: Upstream, Downstream: Managing Water, Sustaining Communities.
Our professional development program, the Teacher Institute, offers 45 hours of professional development credit. The weeklong seminars are residential on the campus of the Kean University in Union, NJ. Courses are tuition-free; a registration fee of $100 covers the cost of books, meals, overnight accommodations, speakers, a field trip, and more.
Courses are accredited through Kean University and offer the opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits with the successful completion of a research paper. Teachers also have the option of completing a curriculum project.
The NEW 2013 Summer Teacher Institute offerings seek to help New Jersey educators of ALL disciplines grow both personally and professionally as they engage with colleagues and college faculty in graduate-level courses. Participants interact with new ideas, challenge their current thinking, and are given the tools to bring new and timely information into their K-12 classrooms. Courses use a mix of literature—including prose and poetry—the sciences, history, and more to broach these topics in ways that will rejuvenate educators as they re-enter the classroom in the fall.
Upstream, Downstream: Managing Water, Sustaining Communities
Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19
Seminar Leader: Jamie Blaine
University of Pennsylvania
Each of our communities is in some way impacted by water. In the past few years, most especially with Hurricane Sandy, we have seen its direct impact on our lives, our towns, and our state. This course seeks to look at water through multiple disciplines and will include a water-based poetry and prose bibliography for use in English, History, and Science classrooms.
Everyone lives downstream…but because nature rarely recognizes political boundaries, governments, policymakers, writers and philosophers have struggled to resolve conflicting demands on this shared resource. This course will use the framework of the natural watershed, examined through the lenses of literature, science, policy, and history, to examine how human communities weigh and balance conflicts over economic growth, environmental health and social justice, introducing teachers to interdisciplinary ways of thinking and new resources for their classrooms.
From the Textbook to the Polling Booth: Politics in Theory and Practice
Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26
Seminar Leader: Elizabeth Matto
Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute
Students and young adults are becoming a focal point in voting campaigns, yet many students are uninformed about civics, their history, and their role in democracy. Using the upcoming 2013 New Jersey gubernatorial election as a backdrop, this seminar explores key tenets of democratic thought as expressed in works past and contemporary. By considering the extent to which the realities of current politics coincide or conflict with these tenets, participants will think about ways to use these points as launching points to prepare their students for active citizenship. What role can you as an educator play in challenging your students to become knowledgeable and active citizens?
BOTH seminars will be RESIDENTIAL on the campus of KEAN UNIVERSITY in UNION. Food, overnight accommodations, readings, and more are provided. Application deadline: May 1 (Notification by May 15). A registration fee of $100 is due upon acceptance.
Please see the NJCH website for more details.
Please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
Mary Grace Whealan
email@example.comNew Jersey Council for the Humanities
28 West State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
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North American Events, Training, Announcements
Living Classrooms Foundation STEM Event: Get Involved!
May 31, 2013
Join Living Classrooms Foundation (LCF) for a day on the water! The Nation’s River Bass Tournament is an outdoor STEM event that will connect local students with the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for a day of hands-on activities in sustainability and environmental education. LCF is seeking educational providers to engage small groups of students in 15–20 minute activities throughout the day. To get involved, contact Mackenzie Betrone-Harpst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations and Publishing Opportunities
Conservation Television Series Seeks Great EE Content!
THIS AMERICAN LAND is looking for exciting educational stories that can educate young people about nature conservation.
An original conservation newsmagazine series that reaches millions of viewers on public television stations nationwide, THIS AMERICAN LAND opens windows to our country's amazing natural heritage. Its reporters cover engaging stories on America's landscapes, waters and wildlife—taking viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure with stories that inform and entertain.
Producers are seeking ideas and contact information they can use to develop original story material for the series, especially stories that can be used by educators for classroom studies.
To submit your story, email show producer Gary G. Strieker at email@example.com
Resources for Students & Educators
Apply Now! Sc3: Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3)
June 23-29, 2013 ~ Shepherdstown, West Virginia
The Green Schools Alliance (GSA) in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is accepting applications and nominations for the 2013 Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3), the nation's premier week-long environmental leadership training program. All students entering 9-12th grade, and a limited number of school faculty or staff who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their schools or communities are invited to apply to become a U.S. Green School Fellow and attend this extraordinary event at the nation's premier training facility, the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.
New Online Science Game: Team WILD
ARKive recently launched the Team WILD game as a fun and unique way for students to discover the importance of a career in conservation and science—by turning scientists into superheroes! From jungle to savanna, rainforest to coral reef, students will discover a diverse range of field tasks a conservation scientist or ecologist must do in order to protect the world’s species and habitats. Team WILD is also supported by curriculum-linked teaching resources, topic pages linked to the game content and discussion points, encouraging students and teachers to continue their learning journeys by exploring the topics touched upon in the game.
Tundra Connections®: Live Polar Bear Webcasts
The Polar Bears International's Tundra Connections® program is appropriate for all age classrooms including adult education. Join polar bear and climate scientists in this free webcast about polar bears and their warming world. Participate in live Q&A with the panel. Register online and check out the pre- and post-webinar lesson plans.
|Exciting new 3 day workshop!
Workshop 2 - Urban Waters - new!
July 16th - 18th
Learn about balancing the needs of our cities with the healthy waterways and how you and your students can help.
Workshop 1 - Estuary Explorer
July 10th - 12th
From our streams to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, come with us to explore the Delaware Estuary's magnificent outdoor classroom
Receive free educational and classroom materials
Earn approximately 15 clock hours per 3 day workshop
For more information, photos and registration information click HERE.
|Food for the Soil monograph Available!
Teaching about soil, watersheds, nitrogen, or soil nutrients? Then our new monograph "Food for the Soil" is an excellent resource for you! We also have FACTivities and resources that will help you address the Common Core State Standards in your classroom. Order your free copies or download a copy HERE.
Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be entered into a raffle for a set of 10 scientists' card posters or a set of scientists' cards for your classroom. You can view these cards and posters HERE.
|Get Rapt About Raptors with New ID Guide
|Wildlife Rehabilitation Course Offered
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing those interested in wildlife rehabilitation, especially those interested in becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, of an opportunity to attend a Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course to be held at Mercer County Community College November 4-8, 2013. This course is an alternative route to meet a portion of New Jersey State licensing requirements for wildlife rehabilitators. Successful completion of the course will count for 40 hours toward the 200 hour New Jersey apprenticeship licensing requirement.
This course is available to anyone wishing to gain knowledge about native New Jersey wildlife. The course includes wildlife rehabilitation history, licensing requirements and regulations, mammal, bird and reptile species identification and anatomy, proper handling, care and nutrition, medical procedures, and much more. In addition to persons interested in becoming licensed wildlife rehabilitators, this course could benefit currently licensed rehabilitators wishing to add knowledge of additional species not currently on their permit.
More information will be available in late summer, but the tentative agenda is available now at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2013/rehab_course_agenda11-13.pdf on the Division's website.
|New Project WET workshop scheduled
Project WET Workshop
December 5, 2013 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside, NJ
$25 - Includes light snack, WET Curriculum Guide. Please bring a bagged lunch.
To register, please call (908) 789-3670.
|Announcing the 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series
Project Learning Tree is proud to be a part of the U.S. Department of Education 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series in conjunction with our national partner, the U.S. Forest Service. The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education.
Last year many of you participated in PLT’s first GreenSchools! webinar series, which engaged over 800 participants. This year we are building on that success to explore a wider range of compelling and timely topics. Five new webinars will be anchored by dynamic PLT student Green Teams from across the nation, along with education and environmental professionals.
Students and/or teachers can register now to ensure your space in one or more of these informative and inspirational GreenSchools! professional development sessions.
Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! Webinars
· Green Jobs and Careers in Natural Resources
Wednesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Green jobs and clean energy careers have been growing at a phenomenal pace and analysts project the trend will continue. Join conservation education professionals along with Green Team students who aspire to embrace green jobs as a career pursuit. They will share how greening their schools is helping prepare students for college and careers.
· GreenSchools! and STEM
Wednesday, April 24, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
This webinar will demonstrate how STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) can be seamlessly integrated into the school curriculum using PLT’s GreenSchools! Investigations and grant program as a model for schools.
Bringing Climate Change Home
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Discover an interactive atlas where students can learn about climate change using computer modeling, plus a new interactive online resource, ClimateChangeLIVE, helps answer the question, "What does climate change mean to me?
· Authentic Student Voice and Leadership in GreenSchools!
Wednesday, May 29, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Student voice is the individual and collective perspective and actions of young people within the context of learning and education. This webinar will feature dynamic Green Team student leaders who will share compelling and personal testimonials about the transformative power of student leadership in the Green Schools movement.
· What Can We Learn from Schoolyard Trees?
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Students will discuss how they used PLT’s GreenSchools! School Site Investigation to critically assess their school yards, and what they have done to improve them. The Smithsonian Museum and Casey Trees Foundation will share tools and resources, for example, how to calculate the “real” value of a tree’s services, such as energy savings, clean water and air, and carbon sequestration.
For more information, contact James McGirt at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-463-2728.
|New Jersey Audubon - Teacher's School of Ecology
New Jersey Audubon - Teacher's School of Ecology sponsored by Ashland, Inc.
August 19-23, 2013
For Teachers Grades 4 to 8
New Jersey Audubon extends an invitation to join us for this week of professional development to help integrate ecology, STEM and sustainability concepts into existing curricula. As educators, we are in a unique position to help children become tomorrow's environmental stewards. This week-long program for elementary and middle school teachers will provide in-depth experiences that use inquiry as a basis for building effective field studies. By connecting the classroom to the real world, teachers can help students become more aware of the world around them, take an active role in preserving their local environments and acquire the critical thinking, problem solving and basic life skills necessary to become informed global citizens.
The Teacher's School of Ecology is limited to 14 participants. Participants must submit their letter of interest and application form by May 1, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be by May 15. Program will be based in Bernardsville, NJ. For information on the program or to register, please visit http://www.njaudubon.org/Education.
|Center for Ecological Education and Cultural Immersion (CEECI) @ Camp Louemma
Teachers bring your class to our 152 acre scenic facility in Vernon N.J.
o Engage in outdoor learning in a natural setting
o Hike our nature trails, sample our fauna and flora
o Use field instruments to collect and manage data, explore nature
Receive outstanding innovative lessons in field ecology and more!
Students will collect and observe fish, macro-invertebrates and other aquatic life from Lake Louemma. Explore our forest areas and streams in the watershed. Create crafts, play games, role play, learn about nutrition and health.
Collaborate with experienced outdoor environmental educators and naturalists to customize a single day, overnight or multi-night retreat for your class.
contact Dennis Bader, Director
Center for Ecological Education and Cultural Immersion (CEECI) @ Camp Louemma
|Water Cycle for Kids - new USGS and U.N. poster
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have teamed up to create a water-cycle diagram for kids and elementary and middle schools. It is also available in Spanish and a number of other languages.
|Map Plots Rising Seas Street by Jersey Street
|Teacher Forestry Tour in Finger Lakes!
|Webinar: School Gardening in the Fall
Join us on Thursday, June 20, 2013- 4pm / Eastern Time for "School Gardening in the Fall: Strategies for Growing Seed to Table" with Thianda Manzara, Ph.D., Founder and President of Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids in Delaware. To participate in the live session, log in at http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Starts: 4:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
Ends: 5:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
|AGI Releases Faces of Earth Series in HD on YouTube
Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce that it has released its award-winning Faces of Earth series on YouTube in full High Definition (http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanGeosciences). "As part of our mission to promote awareness of the geosciences, AGI is moving aggressively into the areas where the general public is, especially students. We hope this will also enable wider use of these assets in both university and K-12 classrooms around the world," says AGI Executive Director, Dr. P. Patrick Leahy.
Delve into the Faces of Earth and rediscover the wonders behind our dynamic planet. From the resounding cacophony that bore Earth 4.6 billion years ago, to the steady and resolute changes that affect our surroundings even today, the Faces of Earth series explores the vibrant, forceful, and ever-changing facets of planet Earth.
Conveniently packaged into four informative and energetic videos, the Faces of Earth series seamlessly flows from an exciting introduction to the geosciences, to a deeper understanding of what fuels our planet for a more advanced audience.
Experience spectacular imagery, exclusive interviews, and captivating commentary from distinguished geoscientists as you explore this compelling collection of videos.
Building the Planet (http://youtu.be/y-cc8fs3xYY), episode one in the four-part series, travels back in time and strips away the layers of Earth to witness the explosion that formed the planet. Earthquakes rumble, volcanoes explode, and lands transform as we explore the science behind plate tectonics in Shaping the Planet (http://youtu.be/yWezU1P6dM0), the second episode in the series. In Assembling America (http://youtu.be/1iTUAUmF-N4), the third installment in the Faces of Earth series, viewers travel with geoscientists and explore how time and the forces of nature have shaped the continent and influence the United States even today. Finally, discover the delicate balance between Earth and its inhabitants in the fourth and final video, A Human World (http://youtu.be/FkrsKC0QI-s). In this video, viewers learn how Earth has shaped human evolution, and how humans, in turn, are now shaping the evolution of Earth through geologic, climatic and other changes.
Use these dynamic videos as an engaging learning tool for students of all ages!
Whether it's for an exciting introduction or an in-depth look at a particular topic, the Faces of Earth series is a fascinating and powerful way to engage audiences about the importance of geoscience throughout society.
|New WET workshop
October 4 @ 9 am - 3 pm: WET Workshop - Get WET on the River, Lambertville, NJ
$20 - Includes light am snack and lunch and the WET Curriculum Guide.
For more information, please call 732-932-9271 OR
Register online at: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0501ca.html
|News Release: Wild Sounds For All Ears
|"Saving Money & the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling"
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