Webinar: Green Cleaning for Improved Health: The Return on Investment of Green Cleaning in Schools

Thu, Jun 22, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1376580143882424579

Registration is Now Open for NEEF’s National Environmental Education Week

Register now for the 13th annual National Environmental Education (EE) Week sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation. EE Week will be held from April 23-29, 2017. Registration provides you with resources for educators, resources for everyone and advance notice of special events and activities during EE Week.

 

Tackling Food Waste In Iowa’s K-12 Schools

Read the full story in Biocycle.

Audits at 17 schools found students generate more food waste at lunch than an initial estimate of 0.1 lbs/student, creating a baseline for prevention and recovery steps.

How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

Read the full story from KQED.

The maker movement has expanded greatly in recent years and much of the attention has focused on cities with high population density and large well-funded school districts. In rural districts, teachers are also developing maker projects to help students gain the benefits that come from hands-on experiences, while better understanding the needs of their communities.

Take for instance the work being done by Brock Hamill at Corvallis High School in Montana. The students in his science class construct air sensors and analyze data in a way that helps address a problem unique to their community. Air pollution poses a problem for that region of Montana because of nearby forest fires and, in the winter, use of wood-burning stoves.

Nearly 8,000 U.S. public schools are plagued by toxic air

Read the full story at Grist.

Nearly 8,000 U.S. public schools lie within 500 feet of highways, truck routes, and other roads with significant traffic, according to a joint investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. That’s about one in every 11 public schools, serving roughly 4.4 million students and spread across every state in the nation. Thousands more private schools and Head Start centers are in the same fix.

Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites a Department of Energy Website for Kids

Read the full story at ProPublica.

Effort meant to inform younger generations about energy and the environment sees sentences reworked and pie charts eliminated.

Webinar: Sharing the Climate Story with Young Learners Through Elementary GLOBE

Monday, February 6, at 7:30 pm Eastern Time
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NOAA’s Climate Stewards Education Project is pleased to welcome Lisa Gardiner and Becca Hatheway from the UCAR Center for Science Education, Dr. Diane Stanitski, Deputy Director of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division, and Jessica Taylor, NASA Lead Trainer for the GLOBE Program’s Atmosphere Training Center of Excellence as our featured speakers this month.

In this webinar, they will share a new GLOBE elementary school level storybook and set of classroom activities that showcase the science of climate change. The book, “What in the World is Happening to Our Climate?”, builds K-4 student understanding of climate science through storytelling, where the kids in the story employ science and engineering practices as they explore our world. Three accompanying classroom activities that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core help students learn more about the difference between weather and climate, the impacts of sea level rise on coasts, and solutions to slow climate change. All resources were reviewed by climate scientists and field-tested in elementary classrooms and are available online.

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