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2011-06-13 08:47:00

ATLANTA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers today announced a statewide education initiative to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of using energy wisely and efficiently. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) As a part of the program, the company is placing nearly a dozen education coordinators around the state. Beginning this fall, the education coordinators will target third, fifth and eighth grade...

2011-06-01 14:38:00

CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trained leaders guided three Kelley Elementary first grade classes through the aisles of the local grocery store, teaching the kids the benefits of eating a well balanced diet and staying active. The Field Trip, Kid Healthy Ideas(TM), was designed exclusively for GIANT® Foods Stores by Chicago-based Field Trip Factory, an experiential learning leader who has been at the forefront of the effort to bring Health and Wellness education to...

2011-05-13 10:33:00

Focus on Creating, Funding Environmental Centers on School Grounds HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will host a free outdoor learning center workshop for educators Thursday, June 16, at Mechanicsburg Middle School in Cumberland County. The workshop, co-sponsored by Mechanicsburg School District and the Mechanicsburg Area Parks & Recreation Department, will offer local educators the chance to learn...

2011-05-13 10:30:00

Focus on 'Green' Home Construction, Clean Waste Technology HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will host two summer workshops to help teachers learn about alternative energy. The workshops, hosted by DEP in conjunction with Waste Management and Fresco Green Building Supplies, will offer presentations and site visits to a landfill and a house built using "green" technology. "As energy and the environment...

2011-05-02 08:02:00

LANDER, Wyo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Take it from experts who have trained U.S. military, NASA astronauts, extreme athletes, Olympians and outdoor enthusiasts on just about every type of terrain found on our planet: when it comes to the wilderness, a little preparation goes a long way. Summer is approaching and it's time to gear up, get out there and enjoy the coming season. Nearly 50 percent of Americans participated in outdoor recreation last year, according to the 2010 Outdoor...

2011-04-26 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va. April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources and its award-winning environmental education program, Project Plant It!, will celebrate a milestone in April with the ceremonial planting of the 100,000th tree distributed to students since the program was launched in 2007. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, the equivalent of more than 250 acres of new forest land will be created if all 100,000-plus tree seedlings are planted and grow to maturity. Along...

2011-04-22 12:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has awarded more than $538,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 102 non-profits, schools, universities and conservation districts across Pennsylvania. Grant recipients will use the funding to develop projects such as hosting sustainability workshops, holding nature programs for children, and implementing environmental education programs in their communities....

2011-04-11 15:56:48

An Indiana University study examining the adoption of environmental education by schools in Israel, measured by Green School Certification, found that school change was assisted by community-based grassroots efforts, not just 'top-down' school policy. It also found that some types of schools were more likely to adopt the earth-friendly changes than other types. IU Sociologist Oren Pizmony Levy, lead author of the study, said the findings have implications for U.S. schools. "Programs of...

2011-03-03 11:00:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHAPE®, the #1 women's active lifestyle magazine, is excited to announce the first ever Diva Dash created in partnership with Adventure Fit. The debut of this thrilling women's-only obstacle adventure race will take place April 9th in Austin, Texas and include activities that will challenge and surprise participants in the battle to be the fastest adventure diva. SHAPE will hit Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park (6614 Blue Bluff Rd,...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Education and Research Foundation announce the launch of TurfMutt, an online, science based program designed to help educators teach an appreciation of backyard and community green spaces and landscapes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/PH48089 ) "The TurfMutt educational curriculum is a valuable resource for educators seeking to teach their students about...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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