Thursday, June 08, 2006

Celebrate Oceans Day June 8th!!!

WORLD OCEAN DAY June 8th!Celebrate World Ocean Day by participating in events and activities with aquariums, zoos, and museums. The Ocean Project Web site provides activities suggestions and a petition to the United Nations to officially designate World Ocean Day on June 8th each year.

Oceans Day Canada
Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF)

Department of Fisheries and Oceans site

SEA STORIES JOURNAL ONLINE Blue Ocean Institute announces Sea Stories, a new online journal devoted to nurturing appreciation and concern for the world's oceans through writing, art, and conversation. The first issue features poetry, prose, photography, and painting from a wide variety of contributors. Submissions and sign up online.Contact: Steven Pavlos Holmes

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TEACHER GRANTS Deadline: June 16, 2006The National Geographic Foundation gives grants of up to $5,000 each to help K-12 educators make a greater impact in their classroom, school, district, and/or community through innovative geography education

REPORT ON GREEN SCHOOL GROUNDS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY"Grounds for Action: Promoting Physical Activity through School Ground Greening in Canada" is a 2006 Evergreen report, presenting the findings of a national survey indicating that green school grounds enhance the quantity and quality of physical activity by increasing the range of enjoyable, non-competitive forms of play at school.

GOOD FOOD GOOD BUSINESS New video "Good Food, Good Business" from Arnold Creek Productions, Inc. features the hot topics of local and organic food and how new types of connections among growers, grocers, and chefs are driving market growth.

LEARNING SCIENCE INTERACTIVES site offers free, high-quality Web interactives for the classroom in various areas of science studies listed by learning standards for grades K-4 and 5-12. Links to long and short interactive lesson plans, data collection, imaging, and more.

STATE OF THE PLANET State of the Planet Web pages covers issues such as population, global warming, wetlands, and ecosystems based on the PBS video series "Journey to Planet Earth." Some other fascinating programs include "Land of Plenty, Land of Want" and "On the Brink."

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