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  • Potter at Island Resources
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    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2007
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      >To: scuttlebutt@...
      >Cc: peter@...
      >From: FCava@...
      >Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 10:02:17 -0700
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      >
      >Can you please post the following:
      >
      >Join Us for a Virtual Teacher Workshop to Bring Earth Day into Your Classroom!
      >
      >Celebrating Earth Day captures the spirit of the struggle between
      >humans and the environment - how our actions can change, preserve
      >and sustain the health of Earth.
      >
      >This year in support of Earth Day, the National Geographic is
      >launching a workshop for teachers focused on the ocean to bring
      >environmental issues into the classroom. Since 1969, environmental
      >issues have grown in numbers, importance and complexity. Perhaps,
      >one of the most unexpected has been the recent prediction that we
      >may be facing a complete collapse in marine species by 2050. Is
      >this possible? What does this mean and what can we do to prevent
      >this disaster?
      >
      >We invite teachers to bring this debate into the classroom and to
      >explore this extraordinary topic using it to stimulate learning
      >across multiple disciplines. This Earth Day, join the National
      >Geographic and its magazine as it explores the fate of our fisheries.
      >
      >A free online teachers workshop will be offered from April 16 - 28
      >to examine the fate of fisheries from three perspectives:
      >** What is happening to a one of the most important
      >commercial species in the ocean - the blue fin tuna?
      >** How has the change of fisheries affected a region
      >historically dependent on the ocean - New Foundland?
      >** How has New Zealand attempted to protect its fisheries and
      >marine areas?
      >
      >Discussion will be led by Dr. Carl Safina, a renowned scientist and
      >author who will present his findings to you and to better understand
      >what this issue means to you. Dr. Greg Marshall, Project Manager
      >for Crittercam, will look at what research is doing to help protect
      >species. Dr. Michael Libbee, Director of the Michigan Geographic
      >Alliance, will also join us for the entire workshop to demonstrate
      >how to make these topics an important part of your curricula, with
      >new classroom applications and extensions.
      >
      >This workshop will also include lesson plans, video clips and a
      >photographic archive that illustrate these issues to share with your
      >students. The National Geographic magazine will also provide online
      >resources including our award winning multimedia offering, "Sights &
      >Sounds", full text of magazine articles, extensive photo galleries,
      >maps, information graphics, and more.
      >
      >Registration for the workshop is free and will open on April 3rd at
      >the following URL:
      >http://www.coexploration.org/ngs/EarthDay/
      >
      >Teachers can also earn graduate credit for this course for a fee of $90.00.
      >
      >The following link provides a preview for the workshop:
      >http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0704/sights_n_sounds/index.html
      >
      >See you online!
      >Francesca Cava
      >Ocean Literacy Program Manager
      >Education and Children's Programs
      >National Geographic Society
      >
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      >
      >
      >Thanks,
      >Francesca
      >
      >Ocean Literacy Program Manager
      >Education and Children's Programs
      >National Geographic Society
      >Oceans for Life EdNet: http://www.ngsednet.org/oceans
      >854 Jimeno Road
      >Santa Barbara, CA 93103
      >805-218-8933


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