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Endangered Species Day in Photos

Tomorrow is Endangered Species Day, a day to celebrate wildlife conservation and appreciate the beauty and value of threatened species… Read more »

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Differentiation: Three Population Ed Lessons for All Learners

A few weeks ago I traveled to beautiful, windy Indiana to present PopEd workshops to pre-service teachers. The classes I… Read more »

Announcing the Winners! Top videos in World of 7 Billion international student contest

Eighteen middle and high school students have placed as winners in the 2017-2018 World of 7 Billion contest for their… Read more »

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Your Guide To Earth Day 2018: Ending Plastic Pollution

Earth Day is just around the corner and we want to make sure you’re ready to celebrate, both on your… Read more »

How do people around the world celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd every year, encourages people to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Since it began, nearly… Read more »

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Earth Day Lesson Plans: 3 Unexpected Ways to Teach About Plastics

It can be overwhelming to consider the weight of plastic in our world. It feels like every day we hear… Read more »

3 Big Ideas for Cleaning Up the Plastic Mess in Earth’s Oceans

This year on Earth Day we are called to help end the widespread plastic pollution on our planet. This problem… Read more »

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To Ban or Not to Ban: The Politics of Plastic Bag Laws

The theme of Earth Day 2018 is ending plastic pollution. By now most of us are aware of the detrimental… Read more »

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The Plight of Earth’s Predators

Every winter when I was a kid, my family would visit my grandparents in the quiet town of Hillsdale, NY.… Read more »

A Woman’s Place Is In the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution

We usually talk about the Industrial Revolution as a single event that transformed human lives and history. Starting in the… Read more »