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2008-08-25 18:00:27

By Jeri Rowe When I see birches bend to left and right I like to think some boy's been swinging them. -- Robert Frost, poet ASHEBORO -- Thank you, Liz Mann . I was doing the typical journalism thing -- watching and writing - - when Liz, a 7-year-old from Pinehurst, handed me her latest creation: a small cup full of sand, packed hard and leveled out, right to the edge of the lip. "Would you like some tea?" she asked me, a gap-toothed smile spread wide across her freckled face. Of...

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...

2008-08-13 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...

2008-08-08 12:00:00

As president and co-founder of the Children and Nature Network, Cheryl Charles, Ph. D will be sharing her vast knowledge of the environment at the We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008, presented by the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council. Join Cheryl, and hundreds of community members, at We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008 as they explore the growing disconnect between children and nature know as "nature deficit disorder." Scientific evidence of benefits that children will gain from direct...

2008-08-07 03:00:17

Some Washington County teachers are preparing to implement a curriculum on climate change and environmental stewardship. Developed by a group of educators, the program is aimed at teaching children about the connection between their actions and the wider world - so they can help save the planet. "More and more information is coming towards these kids every day," said Deni Peterson, who runs the Learning Landscapes program that has brought educational gardens to county schools. "These are...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Vanessa Welch, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Aug. 5--MT. VERNON -- This week, the Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council are pairing up with United Methodist Children's Home to provide a program, Uniquely ME!, that focuses on celebrating uniqueness. "The idea was proposed by our [chief executive officer] Bobbie Campbell. The thought came to me that every girl, even us, is lacking a little self-esteem," Brenda Torrez, Girl Scouts director of program services, said. Through networking with...

2008-07-30 15:00:23

By COLLEEN DISKIN Wildlife groups have been sounding an alarm this summer, not an unfamiliar one. They are worried that too many kids will spend too much time indoors glued to a digital screen. Or when kids are outside, their time will be heavily structured and supervised. "Most of us grew up hearing the phrase 'Go outside and play,' but today's kids don't get told to do that," said Don Torino, education chairman of the Bergen County Audubon Society. Unsupervised play has all but...

2008-07-30 03:00:39

By Duke, Lori J Unterwagner, Whitney L; Byrd, Debbie C In 2002, a regional consortium was created for schools and colleges of pharmacy in Georgia and Alabama to assist experiential education faculty and staff members in streamlining administrative processes, providing required preceptor development, establishing a professional network, and conducting scholarly endeavors. Five schools and colleges of pharmacy with many shared experiential practice sites formed a consortium to help...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

By John Veasey, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 28--FAIRMONT -- Cecilia Bowen is relatively new to the Fairmont area, having moved here three years ago from Hilton Head, S.C., with her husband and three daughters. She had been involved with the Girl Scout program at Hilton Head and decided to pursue that same interest here. She has been praised for her work and guidance with the Scouts and has been selected as one of Marion County's "Everyday Heroes." Bowen is a Bluefield...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'