Just because there are vocal climate change deniers (even leading top government agencies) that doesn’t make climate science debatable. More than 9 in 10 climate scientists are adamant about the facts. Climate change is real. This climate change is largely a result of human numbers and actions. If we don’t do something to lessen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, our planet will become less and less habitable for many species, including ours.
Whenever I facilitate teacher workshops close to home, conversation often turns to the Chesapeake Bay. It’s not only our local estuary here in the DC area, but also the largest estuary in the country, fed by 50 rivers and streams in six states and home to 18 million people. Beloved by boaters, fishermen, nature and seafood enthusiasts, the Chesapeake has also taught us about the effects of pollution on a vital watershed.
What happens when health workers and social scientists team up with creatives? Quality TV is what happens.
There has always been conversation about the high rates of teen pregnancies in black and Latino households. And although we are seeing a steady decline in the rates at which all teen populations in the US have unwanted pregnancies, these rates still remain highest among Latino youth.
Showing video clips to supplement teaching is nothing new. And with the advent of online streaming platforms and AV projection equipment in most classrooms, it’s never been easier. The arguably larger challenge at this point in time is how to sift through the millions (literally) of videos currently available online.
This post is the first in a series about the future of population growth in the United States.
When you think of a science classroom, what comes to mind? Beakers? Posters diagramming cell composition or the water cycle? Lab benches? How about handouts defining relevant scientific vocabulary and strategies for decoding unfamiliar words?
This month, many elementary school classrooms celebrate the 100th day of school in creative ways. From 100-letter poems to first-graders dressing up like small, adorable centarians, recognizing this day is not only fun, but develops an important skill: conceptualizing large numbers.
One of President Trump’s first executive actions was reinstating the Mexico City Policy, also known as the “global gag rule.” Here’s an explanation of the policy, its history and implications for communities around the world.
What is the Global Gag Rule?