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Teaching With Your ecoSTEM Kit

Teaching With Your ecoSTEM Kit and the QuickStart Guide Credit: NGSS The supplies in this kit are available for teachers and informal educators to use or adapt in any way that fits their situation and teaching approach. Many states have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, and even more have embraced the pedagogy on which NGSS…

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Investigating Electromagnetism

Investigating Electromagnetism Energy ecoSTEM Kit Materials Used: Nails, Winding Wire, Magnets, Iron Filings & Sandpaper to Energy QuickStart Guide ENGAGE – Students Observe This Phenomenon GATHER REASON EXPLORE a Kit-Supported Learning Experience After observing Teach Engineering’s video about making an electromagnet, students will construct an explanation of the phenomenon and try to make a model…

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Celebrate Ted Turner, the real life Captain Planet

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We’re excited to announce that CNN’s Ted Turner: Captain Planet will premiere this weekend on both CNN International and CNN U.S.  The documentary piece, which is produced by CNN International (CNNI) and hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, spotlights Ted’s pioneering conservation efforts across his properties and elsewhere.     CPF is a public charity that raises 100% of its…

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Waterford High School Student Sends Unmanned Drifter to Ireland

Grantee: Waterford High School – Waterford, CT Project Title: Educational Passages Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: Kaitlyn Dow, a student at Waterford High School, built a 5-foot mini-sailboat (the Lancer) that successfully crossed the Atlantic. This was part of Kaitlyn’s year-long research project where she was studying wind and currents in the ocean. The goal was…

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Growing Coral at Rockway

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Grantee: Miami Dade County School Board – Miami, FL Project Title: Accelerating the Growth of Corals Grant Type: ecoTech Description: 7th grade students at Rockway Middle School learned the importance of accelerating the growth of corals and how to test the quality of ocean water, the important aspects of good water quality, the essential aspects…

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Aquaponics at WCTA


Grantee: West Career and Technical Academy – Las Vegas, NV Project Title: Aquaponic System to Revamp School Lunches Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:   The students at West Career and Technical Academy have decided to revamp their school lunches with vegetables and herbs grown in their very-own aquaponics system! Using the school pond, they have built shelves…

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Frog Watch USA at Pine Valley

Grantee: Pine Valley Elementary School – Wilmington, NC Our most exciting night was when we heard an actual chorus of Pine Woods Frogs. Parents and siblings attended the evening excursions, and the excitement on those nights was tangible. – A Pine Valley Teacher Project Title: Frog Watch USA for Students Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:  …

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Water quality testing in Costa Rica

Abriendo Mentes

Grantee: Abriendo Mentes – Costa Rica Project Title:Eight Week Ecology Science Unit Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:   Abriendo Mentes, a nonprofit in rural Costa Rica, purchased ecological materials for an eight-week lesson on water with the help of a Captain Planet grant. The organization focuses on teaching English to youth and adults to improve their…

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What You’ll Find at Greenbuild 2019


WHAT TO EXPECT — This year at Greenbuild, there’s plenty to see and do. Four days of networking, education, and new technology focused on sustainability in the built environment. Participate with Greenbuild and return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions, and inspire your dialogue—…

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Intern Profile: Neil Tramsen

Summer 2019 Tell us about yourself: I am a rising junior at Emory University, majoring in Physics and Computer Science. Originally from Germany, I have been living in the UK for the past 10 years but have always wanted to go to college in the US for the broad liberal arts education. So far it…

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