Seasons

Most of the United States is now in the full-fledged change of seasons from the warmth of summer to the chill of winter. October saw the first snows in the “continental 48” in the Northern and Central Rockies and even farther east in the high plains and upper Midwest. Certainly there is much more to […]

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Caring for our Blue Planet

A global celebration for our seas is about to take place! Mark your calendars on June 8th for World Oceans Day. This event is where people throughout the world pay tribute to the bodies of water on our planet that connect us. These waters are indeed our life support system. Water covers a vast majority […]

Carbon Cycling, Disruption & Sequestration

Lead students into the carbon cycle to investigate human-driven disruption and an emerging real-world application for rebalancing the system. Students are generally aware that living organisms rely on carbon for structure and functioning.  In previous grade-level learning, they were also introduced to how carbon cycles through both the biotic and abiotic components of natural systems. […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

Make Earth Day–or any day–meaningful by revving up your students to launch a local Reduce-Reuse-Recycle campaign. Every year, Americans generate more than 250 million tons of waste. In 1980, Americans were generally recycling or composting only about one-tenth of their garbage, meaning that most of it got dumped in the local landfill. Data from 2008, […]

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