Recent Blog Posts

A Book Review of “Best Hikes with Kids”

Mar 30, 2015 by Julie Walker

Check out this review of Jennifer Chambers newest book “Best Hikes with Kids, Washington DC, the Beltway, and Beyond” very informative and useful book for those seeking family friendly parks around the Washington DC metropolitan area!

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Join Philippe Cousteau to kick off the 2015 EarthEcho International World Water Monitoring Challenge

Mar 18, 2015 by Julie Walker

Join EarthEcho and Philippe Cousteau as he leads water quality testing demonstrations with local students and volunteers around the US and Learn about the EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. Join the webinar to ask questions, and interact with Philippe and youth participants!

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New Funding Opportunity from NOAA’s Office of Education

Mar 02, 2015 by Julie Walker

NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project. 

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