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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...

2009-08-12 13:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today congratulated members of Delaware County's Penncrest High School Envirothon Team for taking first place in the national Canon Envirothon held earlier this month at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. "This is the 11th year that a team from Pennsylvania has won this prestigious national environmental education competition," Hanger said. "This impressive record...

2009-07-30 08:48:00

DETROIT, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The city of Detroit is getting a much-needed "green" boost this summer, as more than 100 Detroit public high school students are participating in the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), a summer jobs program promoting environmental stewardship and skills development. Created and sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and The Greening of Detroit, the program has returned to Detroit following the success...

2009-06-03 12:01:00

Deadline extended one week NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Teachers interested in vying for one of PSEG's Environmental Education Grants now have a few more days to work on their applications. Company officials announced a one week extension today, and said that applications must be postmarked by Friday, June 12, 2009. Teachers who can successfully link their students' understanding of math, science, computer science, and/or technology concepts with an enthusiasm and...

2009-05-05 08:54:00

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grassroots Environmental Education, a New York-based non-profit today announces the launch of a new comprehensive, science-based greenweb, "HowGreenIsMyTown.org. Created by Doug and Patti Wood, the 200-plus page online initiative draws together resources from government agencies and non-profits across America to address the issues of climate change, sustainability and environmental health in one user-friendly site. It's designed to give...

2009-04-14 09:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applications are now available for PSEG's Environmental Education Grant Program. Teachers who can successfully link their students' understanding of math, science, computer science, and/or technology concepts with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment are encouraged to apply. Grants of up to $3,500 each are available to teachers of grades K-9. The grants may be used to purchase materials and equipment, take field trips, and...

2009-03-18 13:04:00

TORRANCE, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five U.S. teachers will travel to Costa Rica to study global conservation issues as part of the Toyota International Teacher Program. Now in its 11th year, the program takes place April 18 - May 2, 2009. Committed to providing the best education and training for environmental leaders and teachers of tomorrow, the Toyota International Teacher Program is an international study tour for secondary teachers of all disciplines focused on...

2009-01-06 12:00:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Washington Forest Protection Association: The Pacific Education Institute and the NOAA Office of Education Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program are hosting a public event to mark the presentation of $925,000 to support five environmental education programs in the states of Oregon and Washington. WHAT: Ceremony to mark awarding of funds to five grant recipients who use...

2008-10-30 12:00:35

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help raise environmental awareness and foster science literacy among elementary- and middle-school students, Bayer Corporation and the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) have kicked off the second year of their partnership in the United States to bring the International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC) to schoolchildren nationwide. With this year's theme, Climate Change - Our...

2008-10-14 18:00:13

The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced five grants totaling more than $1 million to support a variety of environmental programs and organizations worldwide. The grants, which include funds for planting trees, conservation, youth education and volunteerism, reflect the establishment of environmental stewardship as a new focus area by the Foundation. The new grant awards include: -- $300,000 to The Nature Conservancy to assist with...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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