Pop Quiz: Nigeria

Did you know that Nigeria is one of the fastest growing countries in the world? With global population projections reaching 9.7 billion by 2050 we’re slated to see some big demographic changes in coming years, including reshuffling of the largest populations in the world. Are you already a global demographics guru? Take a crack at our Nigeria specific population quiz!

1. In 2015 Nigeria’s population was 182 million, what is Nigeria’s population projected to be in 2050?

Highlights from the 2015 -2016 World of 7 Billion student video contest

Last week Thursday was the deadline to submit a video to this year’s World of 7 Billion student video contest. The contest challenged students to demonstrate a connection between world population growth with one global challenge – deforestation, water scarcity or public health – and come up with a sustainable solution all in a 60-second video.  

On the U.S. population pyramids, baby boomers are disappearing

The baby boom generation is interesting to view on a population pyramid because it’s where the graph is at its widest, indicating a large population in these 5-year age cohorts. In the U.S., babies born between 1945 and 1964 are referred to as baby boomers and this time period was significant because there was a marked rise in birth rates – the number of births during those years was extraordinary. According to the U.S.

Destination NSTA: Population Ed Preps for National Conference

Want to receive free Population Education teaching materials or learn more about PopEd teacher training workshops? If the answer is yes, we have good news – our staff will be attending the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference this spring and is excited to support teachers covering sustainability, human ecology, and population pressures.

Biodiversity Webinar Reaches Hundreds of Teachers

Last Friday I presented Population Education lessons and resources to a group of eager educators, but this was not a typical PopEd workshop. Rather than hands-on and face-to-face, it was a virtual workshop conducted online as part of the National Biodiversity Teach-In. Because attendance was not limited by location, 480 educators from nine US states and three countries abroad were able to participate in my session “Make the People Connection: Population and Biodiversity in the Classroom.”