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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...

2009-09-30 22:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this age of scientific triumph, our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped inside blank walls, staring at glowing screens when they could be outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and the connection with other living things. At the same time, global warming and other environmental ills are destroying the Earth. Proving that our detachment from nature can lead to...

2009-09-30 22:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this age of scientific triumph, our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped inside blank walls, staring at glowing screens when they could be outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and the connection with other living things. At the same time, global warming and other environmental ills are destroying the Earth. Proving that our detachment from nature can lead to...

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...

2009-09-16 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When kids can more readily identify Pokemon(TM) characters than trees, birds, and flowers, and when they spend over one-third of their waking hours in front of a screen, it's time to help them become more involved with the natural world. Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future, by Judy Molland (Free Spirit Publishing), is filled with fun and simple tips for parents, grandparents, teachers, and...

2009-08-17 09:36:00

DENVER, Aug. 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association today officially launched an innovative new program that encourages and guides child welfare professionals on how to incorporate therapy animals into sessions with children who have been abused or neglected or who have witnessed violence. When children have suffered trauma, it is often difficult for them to speak of their experiences. Incorporating a therapy animal into the process can help a child open up and...

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...

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...