A warm welcome to our 22 new Population Education trainers! This past weekend, we hosted a “train the trainer” Leadership Institute at the beautiful Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. It was a great day full of meaningful conversations, thoughtful questions and collaboration between like-minded colleagues.
Pope Francis made his first U.S. appearance last week. Media coverage was wide and crowds gathered by the flocks in Washington DC, New York, and Philadelphia.
Counting to 3 Trillion: One Study Reveals an Important Link Between Human Population Growth and Declining Tree Density
What comes to mind when you think about deforestation, public health, or water scarcity? Perhaps it is the extensive clearing of forested land for agricultural use, the recent Ebola crises in West Africa, or the record shattering drought in California.
The migration of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa to Europe is a news story that provides a teachable moment for social studies classrooms this fall. Not since World War II has there been such an enormous migration of refugees, people displaced from their homes due to civil strife. There are many ways to approach classroom exploration and discussion on this evolving story, including:
PopEd’s World Population DVD recently got even better. First produced over 40 years ago, the video is still as eye-popping as it is educational, offering a visual animation of human population growth from 1 CE through 2050. But the new 2015 World Population boasts more accurate dot placement and can be interactively explored using the new accompanying website, www.worldpopulationhistory.org. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes at what went into updating this award-winning teaching resource…
Last week we posted an overview of the 7 Things to Know About the 2015 Population Projections. The post has brought up some interesting questions about how these 2015 projections differ from the projections made by the UN in 2012. The following are some of the more dramatic, interesting, or unexpected changes that came about over the past 3 years:
On Sunday, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) kicked off its annual World Water Week (August 23-28). The global conference will focus on the most relevant topics related to this year’s theme, Water for Development.