Discovery Education would like to thank everyone who made the first Discovery Education Network Podcast a big success. We received a lot of VERY positive feedback from the first show on Character Education and know that as word spreads even more people will be downloading this new resource. We also had a number of correct answers to the Podcast Question and the winner is going to be announced via this week’s Podcast as well as their VERY special prize. 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. You can listen to the Podcast either by subscribing to it via iTunes or by downloading from the DEN National Blog Site.
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5pm ET on the Discovery Kids Channel.
Three teenagers?five continents…one mission: to take the pulse of the planet and report back to their generation. Are they up to the task?
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