FOCUS the NATION
On Thursday January 31st, Focus the Nation is organizing a national teach-in about climate change solutions for America. The re are already over a thousand colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, places of worships and organizations pledging to take the entire day to focus on these solutions. EDN has developed the K-12 curricula for this event and partnered with Focus the Nation to stream the 2% SOLUTION, a free, live interactive web cast on Earth Day Television. This webcast will begin at 8PM EST, January 30th, with experts Hunter Lovins, Van Jones, Stephen Schneider and the participation of over 1,000 schools and organizations. To host a teach-in at your school, watch the webcast or get active, visit Focus the Nation.
ARCHITECTURE 2030 Webcast
In addition to the Focus the Nation and Earth Day Network webcast, Architecture 2030 will have an exciting Face It webcast on January 30th. It is available to view anytime after 9:00 AM and lasts about a half hour. It can be used in the classroom before or during the teach-in to develop student ideas and will include information about their competition, Reverberate, which offers $20,000 in prizes!
EARTH DAY 2008: Coming near you!
In collaboration with the Green Apple Festival, EDN will convene large Earth Day celebrations at venues in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, LA, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC. These events, held on April 18-20th, will lead up to Earth Day on the 22nd. Stay tuned for more details on our website.
Nominate a Teacher & Win Gary Braasch’s New Book!
Gary Braasch, author of Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, has kindly donated copies for our great teachers. Win this book by nominating the next featured Teacher of the Quarter! If you or someone you know is an educator working to promote awareness and civic action for the environment, email education [at] earthday.net with information including: background, awards or grants received; personal or professional contribution to the environment; and a headshot photo.
Climate Change Educator Grant
There’s still time to apply for the Climate Change Educator Grant. If you are taking steps to reduce your school’s carbon footprint, email education [at] earthday.net to receive an application for a $500 stipend and support for your school’s project.
New from the Department
National Civic Education Project (NCEP) Web Pages
In major cities like Cincinnati, Chicago, LA and New Orleans, EDN collaborates with teachers and their students to combine civic and environmental education with hands-on learning to improve the environmental health of their communities. Beginning next week, a webpage for each school will be available, giving access to our NCEP teacher’s resources including: lesson plans, sample projects and links.
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New Partner Pages
Join the new Earth Day Network Partner pages at http://network.earthday.net to connect with people worldwide about the environment and Earth Day 2008 plans!
Thank you your continued dedication to your students and the environment. Please let us know how we can assist you in greening your schools!
Director of Education