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November 11, 2019

Students need to be taught how to read maps… or do they? [Geography Awareness Week]

But being able to read a map, and to orient your brain as to where you are and which direction you need to head is a very important skill. …. Try riding the BART train into San Francisco without being able to read the train route map and you might wind up riding for hours.  — Sherri Kuhn (Washington Post, 2015)

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November 3, 2019

Ocean or oceans? A campaign to drop the S

Ocean literacy is key to understanding and protecting our planet. There is only one ocean and our language should reflect this. Will you join us and #droptheS? — from One Ocean

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October 23, 2019

Checking email less frequently reduces stress (maybe)

“Could the frequency with which you check your email play a role in causing stress? …. Constantly monitoring our inboxes promotes stress without promoting efficiency. When it comes to checking email, less might be more.”

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October 9, 2019

Why Wikipedia edit-a-thons are needed, and how we can help

We can all play a role in making a change in who represents STEM scientists in Wikipedia

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September 28, 2019

Tracking media attention to climate change and global warming, by MeCCO

The coverage of global warming and climate change in world media is moving in a promising direction, and bringing students back (or for the first time) to newspapers, radio and TV can expand their sources and information literacy.

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September 27, 2019

Answers “Based on Science” by NASEM

Based On Science is an activity by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to answer common, everyday questions that people have about science and human health – including climate change.

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September 26, 2019

Research To Action – The Science of Drawdown Conference

What are the takeaways from the Drawdown conference? Collaboration is key, cultural transformations have to be the ultimate goal of implementation, solutions and the next generations give us hope, and let’s get to work.

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September 25, 2019

How We Respond: Community Responses to Climate Change, from AAAS

AAAS takes a look at how community members, scientists and organizations have worked together to create solutions. Consider challenging your students on coming up with their own community solutions to climate challenges.

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September 24, 2019

Organizing a Climate Impact Teach-In

So what did I learn from organizing and hosting a Climate Impact Teach-In the day before the Global Climate Strike? In short, people want to know what is happening, people want to ask questions and share their own knowledge, and people want to contribute and get involved.

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September 23, 2019

Covering Climate Now… but what about the future?

The gatherings will continue, but will strikes and marches move the needle to make a difference when it comes to the climate of our planet? Only time will tell…

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