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2010-03-01 09:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John H. Quigley is inviting young men and women across the state to apply for its summer residential camp for high-school students interested in pursuing environmental careers. "As the Environmental Careers Outdoors Camp enters its ninth year, the popular educational effort has become one of DCNR's strongest success stories," said Quigley. "We know we've successfully worked...

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2009-12-11 12:23:59

Middle-schoolers' test scores boosted by integrating horticulture lessons Keeping with the global "green" trend, educators worldwide are relying more on environmental education lessons to enhance students' science knowledge. Studies have revealed that bringing environmental education into the curriculum raises not just science scores"”environmental-based lessons can also improve student test scores in other subject areas. Naturally, educators are interested in developing new ways to...

2009-11-19 09:30:00

Rising Stars Singled Out by Audubon/Toyota for Environmental Leadership NEW YORK, Nov. 19, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green jobs training. Educating children and families about watershed restoration. Protecting Tundra Swans, Barn Owls and the Guam Rail. Helping small and medium-sized businesses curb global warming. Using humor, laughter and play techniques to address "hot button" environmental issues. Creating green jobs for disadvantaged communities. These are just a few ways in which 40...

2009-10-21 12:12:56

Many children are not only passionate about environmental issues, but more than capable of driving forward sustainability initiatives, argues new research into the role of schools in developing more sustainable communities. Children already play a key role in becoming more sustainable by encouraging changes in behavior of those around them whether in terms of recycling, saving energy, growing vegetables and healthy eating etc. But, argues researcher Dr Barry Percy-Smith, these changes alone...

2009-10-07 15:27:00

SACO, Maine, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 30, sixth grade students from Poland, Minot, and Mechanic Falls left their classrooms behind to converge on Ferry Beach Ecology School (FBES) in Saco for a three-day science education adventure. Approximately 130 students learned ecology lessons outdoors - in the forest, on the beach and in salt marshes. These young people experienced nature in the eight ecosystems within walking distance of the FBES campus. The program's...

2009-10-05 09:16:00

Deadline to Apply is Dec. 18 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today invited schools, universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations and businesses to apply for 2010 Environmental Education Grants. "These grants fund projects that explore many of today's most pressing issues -- from developing alternative energy sources to capturing and storing carbon," said Jack Farster, DEP's environmental education...

2009-09-24 17:11:00

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - Reliant Center at Reliant Park HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Schools in the Humble Independent School District recently received an unprecedented gift that will bolster their curriculum in math, science, technology, robotics and environmental education. Waste Management announced a $450,000 contribution to the Humble ISD Education Foundation. The gift will establish the Glenn Masterson Endowed Chairs for Elementary Science Education. A portion of...

2009-09-24 08:00:00

Co-Founder & CEO Philippe Cousteau Joined by President Bill Clinton and Grammy Award Winner Usher Raymond IV to Announce Unprecedented Service Learning Program Reaching Millions of U.S. Middle and High School Students NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EarthEcho International, a nonprofit environmental education and youth leadership organization working to restore and protect our water planet, today announced its Water Planet Challenge program at the Clinton Global...

2009-08-17 10:27:00

Programs Provide Training, Hands-On Activities for Students, Others HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's students, teachers and community groups will be able to take field trips, study alternative energy, restore ponds and wetlands, and use worms to create compost with the help of 60 environmental education grants by the commonwealth to schools, colleges, county conservation districts and local non-profit organizations. Environmental Protection...

2009-08-13 09:49:03

A mismatch between education and youth services is blamed for many British students believing they're being punished by rural conservation assignments. Britain's Economic and Social Research Council, which funded the conservation projects, said it found many young volunteers traveled long distances from cities to short-term projects in rural areas believing they were being punished for being disruptive or naughty at school. They saw the conservation work as having no relevance to their future...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.