Extractions: Views books by SNRE faculty Contact/About us Dean Rosina M. Bierbaum SNRE academic leadership SNRE overview, history and mission ... Events Date and Time: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Location: Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor Link: Teach-in Web site The event will kick off with four concurrent panels designed to encourage audience participation. The panelists join Don Scavia, Special Counsel to the President for Sustainability, for a deeper dive into the issues during a session-ending Plenary. The panels are: “Our 40th Anniversary Earth Day Teach-In provides a good example of the University of Michigan’s strong commitment to sustainability,” says Scavia. “Engaging the community and building public awareness at a local level is essential for positive progress toward sustainability on a global scale.” A 70-pound Asian carp will be on display, among other items that represent important issues. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to halt the advance of the voracious fish into the Great Lakes. Biologists say they could pose a devastating threat to the Great Lakes and its $7-billion sportfishing industry, but differ on how fast they could establish a breeding population.
Extractions: Skip to main content Orlando Change city Search You are here: Earth Day Celebration Photo: webclipart.com April 22, 2010 marks this year’s Earth Day. Teach your kids about saving our planet and savoring our environment with some Earth Day fun. Here are 10 ways you could celebrate with your family. 1. Present them with a special Earth Day gift of new gardening tools to work in the earth.
On Earth Day, Teach Our Children Skip to comments. On Earth Day, Teach Our Children TechCentralStation.com ^ 0422-05 Roy Spencer Posted on 04/22/2005 70208 AM PDT by EarthStomper http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1388981/posts
Extractions: Posted on 04/22/2005 7:02:08 AM PDT by EarthStomper The arrival of Earth Day each year provides teachers with the opportunity to help educate students about environmental issues. There is no question that the Earth's inhabitants need to be good stewards of natural resources, and teaching our children about the environment is necessary part of their upbringing. Unfortunately, too often the lesson stops short of equipping the student with the reasoning skills that will allow him or her to make informed decisions about environmental issues. "Pollution is bad, planting a tree is good" might seem like a reasonable theme, but unless we explore environmental issues more deeply, we will continue to produce environmentalists whose ideals are stopped cold when they bump up against economic and practical realities. The adult public has learned to filter out extreme views, from any source, and environmental scares are no exception. Nevertheless, there seems to be no end to environmental mis-information available to the nation's teachers, primarily from advocacy groups whose very existence depends upon environmental scares. This perpetuates mistrust of the environmental agenda, no matter how justifiable some elements of it might be. For instance, how many environmental information sources will advise teachers to tell their students that all human endeavors necessarily and unavoidably produce by-products (pollution)? The issue isn't whether we should stop pollution, for this is impossible. The issue is, how hard are we willing to work in order to reduce pollution?
Extractions: AC.base_www = '/'; AC.base_adm = 'https://publish.associatedcontent.com/'; AC.base_img = 'http://i.acdn.us/'; AC.base_siteimg = 'http://i.acdn.us/siteimg/'; Associated Content Home Lifestyle Home Lifestyle ... Parenting Adjust font-size: Published March 17, 2009 by: Chris Lindsay View Profile Follow Add to Favorites ... Earth Day Coloring Pages In 1969, the United Nations held its first celebration of Earth Day on the March Equinox. One year later, in 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, organized the first Earth Day 'teach-in' demonstration on April 22 nd to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet and our environment. Although the United Nations continues to observe Earth Day on the March Equinox, the world as a whole largely continues to observe the occasion on April 22 nd . This year, Earth Day 2009 is rapidly approaching. This great observance has taken on special significance in recent years as a result of our increased awareness about the potentially catastrophic problem of global warming. If you are looking for a fun, easy and affordable way to teach your pre-school or young, school age child about the importance of Earth Day, consider utilizing some of the great free Earth Day coloring pages available online.
Seasonal Activities And Lesson Plans Earth Day Teach your students the importance of honoring Mother Earth. Kentuky Derby Make a run for the roses. Mother's Day Make sure mothers feel special. http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/index.php
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AmericanHeritage.com / Social-Protest Movement The protesters who were inspired by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and the students who ran Earth Day teachins in the 19705 grew up to become SUV owners. http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/2001/6/2001_6_36.shtml
FS Free Press - Earth Day 2007 Anyway, traveling back to 1970, we understood that Lightfoot's appearance was part of what was to be part of the first Earth Day teachin, a gathering of some 50,000 in Ann Arbor http://www.abacuspub.com/freepress/EarthDay2007.htm
Extractions: ... 37 years and still counting April 22 Today is Earth Day + 37. On a daily basis owing to my job, my thoughts are usually centered on the topic of airplanes and aviation. But recently, a few things happened to jog my memory and I was carried back to the first Earth Day of 1970. Stick with me. I'll get the aviation part soon enough. From the time I first started reading his compelling and humorous books, novelist Kurt Vonnegut has been one on my favorite authors. He died a week ago on April 16th and with his passing I made it a point to listen to my favorite NRP radio station and to read the newspaper articles about one of America's funniest writers of the 20th century. I also made my way over to the local bookstore to buy a few Vonnegut books so as to refresh my slowly failing memory with a few of his lesser known works. The news coverage of his life and death had my mind wandering back to the late 60's and early 70's when I was a student at the University of Michigan (U of M) in the small city of Ann Arbor. Somewhere in that time frame, Vonnegut was asked to be "Writer in Residence" at the University. As one of the most widely read authors of the 1960's generation, he was sure to have a large, welcoming audience among would-be writers studying at the U of M. He sometimes frequented a small, local campus restaurant called
EthanGoesGreen Upcoming Events Come meet Fred the Alien! Now scheduling book readings in the Atlanta area. Contact us for Earth Day! Teach children to go green, they are our future! http://www.ethangoesgreen.org/
Extractions: On Wednesday April 19 and Thursday April 20 select faculty and other members of the UMass Dartmouth community will be offering special “classes” in recognition of Earth Day 2006, just for you . That is, while each class is being offered as part of a regular course, you are in invited to share in these classes. The goal of each class will be to raise general environmental awareness from witihin its discipline. However, class lectures will be tempered for general audiences (non-majors), so “no prior experience necessary.” Don’t let your fear of strange and exotic sounding discplines keep you away. Come and explore! All classes (except for the April 19, 4:00 session; see below) will be held in the Library Browsing Area and are open to all members of the UMass Dartmouth community. The public, too, is strongly encouraged to attend! Free Feel free to pop in/pop out anytime over the two days. And bring a friend or two!
Voices International Newsletter This Earth Day, teach your students the importance of protecting our environment with this classroom activity. Snapshot In this activity, students will understand their own http://freethechildren.com/letter/apr2009/teachers.php
Extractions: In this activity, students will understand their own contribution to environmental problems through an experiential exercise. They will measure their classroom garbage for one day and consider the impacts of this waste over a longer period of time. As a conclusion to the activity, students will make posters to raise awareness of garbage produced in the school, in hopes of encouraging their peers to waste less. Rationale Complex environmental issues have no easy solutions. But ultimately, the resolutions to these issues lie in the decisions of regular people. Each North American produces about 4.5 pounds of garbage each day (including commercial waste produced on their behalf). This number could easily be cut in half if we each make more environmentally friendly choices. Objective
ENACT - ArborWiki ENACT, or Environmental Action for Survival, organized the first Earth Day teachin event in Ann Arbor in 1970. http//www.umich.edu/~enact/index.html http://arborwiki.org/city/ENACT
Extractions: var skin = 'monobook';var stylepath = '/skins'; Views Jump to: navigation search ENACT, or Environmental Action for Survival, organized the first Earth Day teach-in event in Ann Arbor in 1970. http://www.umich.edu/~enact/index.html James Tobin for Michigan Today , March 2010 They started a group called Environmental Action for Survival, or ENACT. Members of the steering committee ranged from quiet lab types to veteran protesters such as Stephen Sporn , a member of the Students for a Democratic Society . Yet overall it was "a very conservative movement," Russell recalled. "We put less emphasis on protest activism and much more on education and policy. We did not want to be seen as radical extremists, but rather as mainstream agents of change who were working through the 'system.' This point has been dramatically overlooked in many accounts. We discussed and scrapped plans for protests and banner-waving and sit-ins."Declaring "Our sick environment needs you!" they called a mass meeting of interested students and announced plans for a massive, multi-day teach-in the following spring. And, right away, ENACT's leaders began talking with staff in the office of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin).
Earth Day At 40 How It Began, Where It's Going Nelson recruited activist Denis Hayes to organize the April 22, 1970, Earth Day teachin, which today is sometimes credited for launching the modern environmental movement. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/04/100422-earth-day-40-40th-anniver