National Wilderness Month, 2013
From Sarah Eyermann -
Afterschool Universe, an astronomy afterschool program for middle-schoolers, has an upcoming training workshop to be held on September 23-24 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The deadline for signing up is September 14.
WWMC partner RiverXchange is seeking fourth- to sixth-grade classrooms (approximate ages 9 to 11) anywhere in the world willing to become high-tech pen pals with classrooms in New Mexico, USA. Students will engage with one another and learn about their local rivers by following a curriculum that integrates science, social studies, and math. See below for more information.
PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is currently accepting applications from teachers for the eighth year of teacher research experiences. Teachers are invited to submit an application to participate in field research learning experiences during the 2014 (usually Arctic) or 2014-2015 (usually Antarctic) field seasons.
PolarTREC Teachers 2014-2015
PolarTREC: Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.
The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.
In Resolution 40/202 of 17 December 1985, the UN General Assembly designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. In 2012, World Habitat Day is commemorated on 1 October.
In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114).
World Population Day
The United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 55/201 of 20 December 2000, proclaimed 22 May as The International Day for Biological Diversity, to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The date designated for the day was chosen to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity.