Chief Scientist for the Nature Conservancy, Brian Richter will be talking about his experience with water science and conservation, and what the future holds in this crucial area. Brian has been a global leader in water science and conservation for more than 25 years. He is the Chief Scientist for the Water Program of the Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization, where he promotes sustainable water use and management with governments, corporations and local communities. He is also the President of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization. Brian has consulted on more than 120 water projects worldwide. He serves as a water advisor to some of the world's largest corporations, investment banks and the United Nations, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions. He also teaches a course on Water Sustainability at the University of Virginia. http://www.swanerecocenter.org/
Hear how these trendsetters are tackling issues of climate change! Eric Corey Freed is considered a pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture. A lifetime proponent of individualism and sustainability, Eric is a licensed architect at organicARCHITECT where he is the LEED AP, Hon. FIGP. Promoting both an organic and ecological approach to design, Eric wishes to provide an alternative to what he calls the "harsh, style-driven fashions" that are so popular in architecture today.
Utah science standards are currently being rewritten for grades 6-8: Survey for Public Comment is open now!
Earlier this month, a second draft of the Utah science standards was released and is now open for public review. Notably, a grade 6 standard about Earth's climate was changed from the original draft. Changes made to the standard will be of concern to environmental education practitioners and supporters, as well as all Utah science teachers.
The first draft read "Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century" while the revised version reads "Construct an explanation supported by evidence for how the natural greenhouse effect maintains Earth's energy balance and a relatively constant temperature." Click here to voice your opinion about this change!
USEE is excited to announce our newest resource for educators,Teaching Trunks! We have avariety of trunks, each based on specific animal or theme, such as "Amphibians and Reptiles" or "Wetlands," and each filled with relevant curricula, references, journals, magazines, and videos, as well as field teaching supplies. They are all available now for teachers to check out and use with their classes! Visit our Teacher Resource Center for a list trunks & their contents. Click HERE to reserve a Teaching Trunk Today!
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