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2008-08-27 15:00:43

HINCKLEY - Good Will Home Association has been awarded a $9,804 environmental education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will use the fund to teach children in kindergarten through the fifth grade and their families about Maine's natural habitats, wildlife diversity and environmental stewardship. The 12-week after school sessions and the Saturday family exploration sessions will address environmental issues created by road salt, rubbish, and invasive plants and...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Sheppard, Paul R Hallman, Christine L; Towner, Ronald H ABSTRACT Environmental History of the Southwest is a general science education course at the University of Arizona with an emphasis on human-environment interaction of the past and an objective of preparing non-science majors to understand and critically evaluate contemporary environmental issues. The American Southwest is well suited for such a course, as it is rich in many data sets of paleoenvironmental reconstruction techniques...

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Coopwood, Ted Editor's note: As part of our effort to highlight innovative approaches to improving the environment and the health of communities, the Journal is featuring a bimonthly column from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA's) new Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. Since the CARE program is designed to work with and support community-based efforts to understand and address local environmental health concerns, we think this column will be of...

2008-08-19 03:00:23

By Roof, Karen Sutherland, Susan Introduction In 2004, Delaware County, Ohio, was the fastest growing county in Ohio and the eleventh fastest growing county in the nation. Even with a 71.4% increase in business establishments, less than 40% of Delaware County residents both live and work in the county The population increased 30% from April 2000 to July 2004, when it reached 142,503. Delaware County, about 25 miles north of Columbus, has experienced challenges from rapid infrastructure...

2008-08-13 09:00:33

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116, or Susan Rickens (DEP), +1-717-787-1323 Announces $478,000 to 78 Organizationsto Stimulate Life-Long Learning HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--With environmental issues gaining a greater share of the publics attention,Governor Edward G. Rendell today said the commonwealth is supporting educational efforts to ensure that present and future generations of Pennsylvanians...

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Maro, Paul S Introduction The term 'environment' commands a very broad meaning. It refers to the physical and biological systems that provide our basic life support, and that contribute to our psychological well-being. It incorporates air, water, land, plant and animal life including human life, the social, economic, cultural, recreational and aesthetic conditions, buildings, technologies, and the direct and indirect impacts of human activities. Generally, 'policy' may be thought of as...

2008-07-16 15:00:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 16-member task force named to develop key recommendations to strengthen the bond between citizens and the natural world is proposing the establishment of a Governor's Commission on People and Outdoor Connections, among other recommendations submitted this week in its 40-page report to Governor Edward G. Rendell. The Governor named the task force last summer after hosting a two-day conference in March 2007 that studied the trends,...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

By Lee Ross Mountain View Telegraph On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wildlife West Nature Park is transformed into a 122-acre classroom. Those are the days that Jim Smith, a science teacher at East Mountain High School, has volunteered to teach environmental science to 10 of the workers there. The workers are all students at East Mountain High and will receive credit for the course. They are being paid by a grant from the Youth Conservation Corps. The teenagers are learning about...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By Penni Schaefer, The Meadville Tribune, Pa. Jul. 14--It really was a jungle out there! Or at least that was what Sarah Dippold discovered when she traveled to Costa Rica to help Green Valley School in Atenas establish ties with Allegheny College in order to expand the Creek Connections program. "The trip was a great experience for me be- cause it broadened the types of people and wildlife that I have worked with," said Dippold, a biology major at Allegheny. "I am fluent in Spanish,...

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By Barbara Greenberg, Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Jul. 12--DANVILLE -- Endless opportunities await students, tourists and environmentalists with the construction of an Environmental Education and Interpretive Center at Kennekuk County Park. The Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation announced Friday the group's intention to pursue construction of an more than 32,000 square foot building north of the present White Oak Nature Center in Kennekuk. That building has been in...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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