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Many organizations conduct special events and celebrations to teach us about science, math, and daily life. These events may occur on a specific day or week during the year. However, the information can be used at any time.
Geography Awareness Week:
November 13-19, 2005
This is an annual conservation and awareness program designed to educate and excite people about our natural, cultural, and historic treasures. Each year the program celebrates a different topic related to conservation and the world. This year's theme is “Migration: The Human Journey”. Students are encouraged to explore and honor their diverse heritages. As they trace the migration stories of their communities, students will examine and document distinctive features of their cultures, connecting their personal geographies to the greater history of human movement. This website also links to past geography themes and to a resource library of lesson plans.
Earth Science Week: October 9-15, 2005
Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute (AGI) has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year, Earth Science Week will concentrate on careers in the earth sciences. Join in as “Geoscientists Explore our Earth”. Students of all ages can participate in a quiz about careers in geosciences http://www.earthsciweek.org/webquest/index.html (There are three levels of questions: basic, intermediate, and advanced.) Teachers can link to classroom activities and order Earth Science Week kits for the themes of 2004 and 2005.
National Estuaries Day: September 24, 2005
The last Saturday in September is National Estuaries Day—a celebration of “the magical places where rivers meet the sea”. This website contains a glossary, resources, and other information about estuaries. EstuaryLive [http://www.estuaries.gov/elive.html] is the featured National Estuaries Day event. EstuaryLive is a free, interactive, educational program for students of all ages. Take your students on a field trip through our nation's estuaries without ever leaving your classroom on September 22 and 23, 2005! All you need is a computer and access to the Internet. This year, EstuaryLive will consist of six field trips through five different estuaries. One of the field trips will be a segment comparing three of the five estuaries. After the events, Estuary 2005 will be archived at the website, along with the events of Estuary 2004.
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Earth Day 2005
Earth Day, April 22, 2005
This is the 35th anniversary of Earth Day! One of the themes is “Water for Life.” Read about “Ten Thirsty Children” with stories about ten children from different places around the world. Find out how the Earth’s water issues affect their lives. Take the online “Ecological Footprint Quiz” to measure your impact on Earth’s resources.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: April 22, 2005
The American Chemical Society provides materials related to the theme “Air: here, there, everywhere!” The unifying event for chemists celebrating Earth Day is kite flying!
National Environmental Education Week: April 10-16, 2005
Every year, millions of students and educators participate in the annual observance of Earth Day. The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation and its environmental education partners have chosen to enhance the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation. Sign up for mailings and receive information about educational tools and links.
“Classroom Earth—The Very Best in Environmental Education”
Use this site for a listing of the top ten websites about environmental education. Look at the resource list of government programs, a description of environmental education programs, materials, or lesson plans provided by government agencies. Chartered by Congress in 1990, the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEEFT) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental education in its many forms. Its mission is environmental literacy for everyone.
March 14, 2005. Celebrate Pi Day with various activities!
National Health Observances
Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Link also to HealthFinder, the gateway to consumer health information, and to the Health Information Resource Database.