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Schuylkill Students Street Art Contest

The Schuylkill Action Network is using street art and a new contest to show students how to prevent water pollution.

Children in kindergarten through high school have until Feb. 28 to enter the Schuylkill Students Street Art Contest.  To enter they must submit a drawing, video or both to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a founding member of the SAN.  All entries should show others how to keep pollution out of storm drains.  Those who win will see their work transform into street art surrounding a local inlet.

Tsunami from the Sky

From EARTH Magazine  --  On a beautiful, clear June morning in 1954, a massive wave suddenly swept out of Lake Michigan killing at least seven people along the Chicago waterfront. At the time, the wave was attributed to a storm that had earlier passed over northern Lake Michigan, but how it came to swamp faraway Chicago, with no warning, was not understood.

Interact with the JOIDES Resolution

The oceanographic research drilling ship, the JOIDES Resolution, is currently underway for Expedition 349 in the South China Sea. Give your students the opportunity to talk and see the scientists onboard and see what goes on in the labs. To schedule a 30-45 minute video conference, visit: http://joidesresolution.org/node/1746. The expedition will be conducted until March 30, 2014. This is a great way to excite your students and give them an interactive experience!

Mysterious epidemic devastates starfish population off the Pacific Coast - and East Coast

Up and down the Pacific Coast, starfish are dying by the tens of thousands and no one knows why. "Reports have since surfaced from Southern California to as far north as Alaska. At first, only a certain species known as the sunflower star seemed to be affected. Then it hit another species, then another. In all, about a dozen species of sea stars are dying along the West Coast.

A Year of Weather 2013

The visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2013, with commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Officer at EUMETSAT. The satellite data layer is superimposed over NASA's 'Blue Marble Next Generation' ground maps, which change with the seasons.

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