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Posts by Avery Carter

List of Freebies for Science Teachers Including Project Hero

By NSTA Check out this list of freebies for science teachers including Project Hero in the Summer issue of NSTA. Project Hero is a nationwide initiative from the Captain Planet Foundation teaches K–12 students about threatened and vulnerable animals and plants and where they live and empowers them to design and implement real-life solutions. Read…

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Congratulations Georgia Green Ribbon Schools!

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by Kathleen Sturgeon / patch.com The Captain Planet Foundation and Turner Foundation serve as the title sponsors for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School program in Georgia, providing $5,000 to support each school’s innovative initiatives. Read Article  

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New York Times cover story features CPF chairperson Laura Turner Seydel

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by Michael Corkery / New York Times Our board chairperson Laura Turner Seydel and others argued that bottle bills were proven methods to increase collection rates of used plastic. Ms. Seydel, an environmental advocate and daughter of the media mogul Ted Turner, started a group called Atlanta Recycles in 2005 after learning about what seemed…

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Second Ocean Heroes Bootcamp Empowers Youth to Beat Plastic Pollution

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by waste360.com The second year of Ocean Heroes Bootcamp has started and this time it’s in Vancouver, British Columbia! More than 300 international youth activists, ages 11 to 18, from over 20 countries and 32 U.S. states are collaborating to fight global plastic pollution the weekend of June 28-30. Read Article

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Real Learning Real Work Program

Grantee: North Olympic Salmon Coalition Project Title: Real Learning Real Work Program This is a great program for its ability to show students skills that they will directly use in the real world whether it be for future careers, environmental stewardship in their home communities, or leadership skills. The program provides students with a sense…

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