CONNECTING KIDS TO THE NATURAL WORLD.
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The core of EcoExpress lies in real world stories about everyday people who are taking on environmental challenges by getting involved. Engaging, inspiring, and anchored in PA's Environment and Ecology standards to bring Classroom Subjects to life. Learn More >>
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Climate Connections!
Learn How You Can Make the Climate Connection at a Green Apple Day of Service in your School!
The Green Apple Day of Service takes place on or around Saturday, September 27, 2014 and gives parents, teachers, students, companies, community members and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive environments through local service and educational projects. Last year, over 2000 projects took place across the world, with more than 100 right here in the Delaware Valley!
This year, EcoExpress and DVGBC have partnered to create resources that schools can use to plan a Climate Change/Green Infrastructure themed Green Apple Day of Service. Learn more by attending the Philadelphia Math & Science Coalition’s FREE Workshop on September 8th from 4:30 to 6:45 pm (dinner included!)
Participants will learn about:
- Climate science from an environmental scientist at the Franklin Institute
- The new EcoExpress portal devoted solely to connecting green infrastructure storm water management practices to efforts being made to adapt to the effects of climate change
- Hands on activities they can use in their classrooms that demonstrate green infrastructure storm water management practices
- How they can plan and execute a Green Apple Day of Service that focus on green infrastructure storm water management practices
To Register, RSVP by September 5th to Don McKinney: firstname.lastname@example.org
The verdict is in: the climate is changing and though we may not realize it, the impacts are already affecting our everyday lives.
Here in the Northeastern U.S., we've seen a 74% increase in heavy rainfall events from 1958 to 2011. Think about that number: SEVENTY-FOUR PERCENT! That's a heck of a change! These severe storms affect our health and safety, water supplies, food systems, and infrastructure -- not to mention the living ecosystems upon which we rely. Learn more >>
Climate Change Education is critical to our future, and we're pleased to be a partner in a multi-city effort supported by the National Science Foundation and headed up locally by the Franklin Institute to explore innovative ways to start the conversation.