DEN Podcast Continues
Did you listen to the first ever Podcast by DEN? If so, thank you for making it a great success. If not, what are you waiting for? According to North/South Carolina Field Manager, Brad Fountain, it’s easier to subscribe to it via iTunes than downloading it from the national blog. (I downloaded it and it did take some time.) So today, I plan on going over to iTunes and subscribing in order to get the latest edition. This week we are focusing on many new events going on within Discovery Education and the Discovery Educator Network as well as a wonderful interview with Lisa O’Brien a Lead Professional Development Representative that is going to talk about how to effectively utilize the resources available in the Professional Development section of the unitedstreaming site. The winner from the last podcast will also be announced, along with their very special.
A Year on Earth
A Year on Earth chronicles the adventures of three American teens: Jamie Fiel, 18, Arsen Ewing, 17, and Tyler Robinson, 16, who have little in common except for a shared concern that time is running out for endangered species and ecosystems in decline. Nominated by their respective science teachers, the teens join Earthwatch research projects around the globe to discover how ordinary people can get involved. They study the most pressing environmental issues of our time, working alongside leading researchers who explore the ecological effects of global warming, the decline of coral reefs, the impact of deforestation, and more.
The three teens in the show chronicle their experiences through video and blogs as they visit:
- Costa Rica
- Sri Lanka
If you are interested in involving your class in this environmental adventure, we’re looking for 8 classrooms to help us create a global map of the Year on Earth project. Using unitedstreaming resources, Google Earth, and other research tools in your classroom, each classroom selected for this project will create a full Country Study of one of the countries featured on the show. Each country study may include:
- Google Earth Pin
- Research information that includes the following facts:
· Primary Industry
· Cultural review including links, major events,
· Historical timeline of at least 5 major events in the countries history
- Any other creative ideas that your class deems important
If you are interested in having your class participate, please send an email with the subject line of Year on Earth to firstname.lastname@example.org