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.
Read the full story at ProPublica.
Effort meant to inform younger generations about energy and the environment sees sentences reworked and pie charts eliminated.
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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The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes K-12 students and their efforts to protect the environment. The award promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement.
Winning projects have included restoring natural habitats, starting recycling programs at school and in communities, and installing renewable energy projects. Applications are due March 1, 2017.
Read the full story in Politico.
Illinois public schools and licensed daycare facilities will be required to test drinking water for lead contamination under a major compromise reached by key stakeholders, parties involved in the deal told POLITICO Illinois.
Read the full story in Ensia.
In the absence of a federal U.S. policy for schools located near potentially dangerous sites, community activists search for safer solutions.