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2010-03-09 07:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced a series of upcoming professional development opportunities offered as part of the agency's Project WILD program. Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, homeschooler leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops. Project WILD is an award-winning, international, hands-on conservation education program. It focuses on...

2010-02-09 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Face today announced that PlanetExplore, a new online resource for outdoor recreational activities, is now available in the New York region. Created by The North Face, PlanetExplore is an online community of national and regional organizations, helping people of all ages find local outdoor recreational activities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100209/NE51524LOGO ) The New York launch of PlanetExplore comes on the heels of The...

2010-01-19 09:56:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cass Community Social Services (Cass) will further its commitment to the Detroit community and the environment on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:00 am when it opens the doors to its Green Gym. The Green Gym is the nation's first workout facility created specifically for homeless men, women and children. The grand opening of the Green Gym will mark a revolutionary step by Cass to improve its carbon footprint, reduce its energy costs and improve the...

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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...

2009-11-24 07:35:00

CANTON, Texas, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepping off of a platform almost a hundred feet in the air is an exhilarating high that just can't be duplicated with a drug. WIRED Zip Line Challenge Course offers lessons in self-esteem and confidence you won't find anywhere else. Conquer your fears and challenge your expectations on one of the tallest and longest zip line challenge courses in Texas. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump outside of the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex is one of Texas'...

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...

2009-10-07 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...


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