A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth - Emily Badger A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey. Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change: of cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging from the sea off the coast of rising Middle East metropolises like Dubai. National Audubon Society Education empowers individuals to create a healthy and sustainable future for people and for birds and other wildlife. Help Birds. By turning an empty carton into a birdfeeder, you can keep Earth cleaner and greener, and help birds too! Audubon Adventures Audubon’s award-winning classroom and after-school program learn more »
Ecology Ecology is a large theme, and often not given full coverage in a biology class due to time constraints. Below are some basic lessons on ecology and environmental science. Ecology Estimating Population Size | Online Simulation – mark and recapture technique Owl Pellets – dissect owl pellets, reconstruct skeletons Predator Prey Graph - graph data on deer and wolf populations (growth curves)Lesson of the Kaibab – another deer graphing exercise Random Sampling – estimate a population of “sunflowers”Random Sampling with Dandelions – estimate the number of weeds on your school grounds using string and counting the number of plants within a plotted areaInterpreting Ecological Data – graphs and data tables
CarbonKids Educational Resources CarbonKids is a program for schools committed to tackling climate change. The educational resources offer a range of ideas and activities for the early, primary and middle years of schooling and enable students to achieve outcomes set out in State and Territory curriculum frameworks. 10 August 2010 | Updated 29 October 2012 The units and complementary materials have been developed to assist students in developing an understanding of: climate change and its impact on society and environments the interrelationship between the greenhouse emissions, the environment and our society how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in schools and local communities the role of forest biodiversity and biosequestration in addressing climate change how to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and take action to tackle climate change.
CWE Exhibitions Smithsonian Conversations with the Earth indigenous voices on climate change Sorry, your resolution is not sufficient to view this gallery. Please resize your window or come back to us with at least 180x120. The World’s First Vertical Forest: An I’d like to introduce you to the world’s first Bosco Verticale (Italian for Vertical Forest), which is being built right now in Milan. According to Christopher Woodward, a writer for the Financial Times, it’s “the most exciting new tower in the world.” This vertical forest will span across two towers that have fabulous balconies designed to house these trees. The pictures below are an image of how it’s projected to look, although I wonder if once the project is completed if it will take a decade for the trees to grow to that height. When it’s all said and done, this vertical forest will consist of 900 trees, 5,000 bushes and 11,000 plants.
Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront. At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy.
Forest to Faucet Forests are the first step in keeping our water clean and pollution-free. What is the Forest to Faucet Program? Forest to Faucet is an educational program designed to help kids make the connection between forests and our freshwater resources, ensuring that the clean water we need to survive flows from our taps. The growing demand for clean drinking water, arable land and living space is placing unprecedented stress on our natural resources, including the fresh water we need to survive. Human actions have a huge impact on water quality and quantity, yet most people have little understanding of where their water comes from or how their actions affect water.
7 Crazy Things That Happen Only When It's Really Cold The cold is so delightful, well, it can be. In fact, plenty of wacky phenomena, from frost quakes and frozen soap bubbles to square tires and soda slushies, are possible, or practical, only when temperatures dip below freezing. So as you stay toasty indoors, free of frostbite, check out these 7 "cool" effects of sub-zero temperatures. [Photos: The 8 Coldest Places on Earth] 1.
About GEHWA n the 1960s, our country began to realize that our rivers were being dammed, dredged, diked, diverted and degraded at an alarming rate. To lend balance for the protection of some of this nation's premier rivers, Congress passed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968, and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was then created. . . . the time has also come to identify and preserve free-flowing stretches of our great rivers before growth and development make the beauty of the unspoiled waterway a memory. President Lyndon Johnson's Message on Natural Beauty t first it was thought that designation as a wild and scenic river would require federal ownership of the rivers and the rivers' environs to insure adequate long term preservation. Many rivers in wilderness locations and national parks were qualified and designated into the system with direct management by the Department of the Interior.
Bubbles That Don't Pop - Unbreakable Bubble Recipe If you're tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them, try this recipe for unbreakable bubbles! Now, it's still possible to break these bubbles, but they are much stronger than regular soap bubbles. Examples of bubbles that truly won't pop include plastic bubbles, which are essentially small balloons. This recipe makes bubbles using a sugar polymer to accomplish much the same result.
An Interactive Map of Rising Sea Levels The October issue of National Geographic includes a feature about glacial meltdown. An interactive map of rising sea levels complements the feature. The shows viewers what the coastlines of every continent would like if sea levels were to rise 216 feet. The map has an option to display major cities as reference points for viewers. Applications for Education National Geographic's interactive map of rising sea levels could be a prompt for a math lesson in which students explore how scientists determine how much land would be covered by water due to sea levels rising. Recycled flipflops turned into playful animal toys Abandoned flipflops are an environmental disaster. Thousands upon thousands of them are washed up onto the beaches and coast of Kenya. They destroy the natural beauty of the beaches, clog waterways and threaten the eco-system of the area. Fish swallow them and suffocate.