2014 Learn Green – Oct 20, 7:30am -3:00pm
If you are interested in learning how to make your school communities greener, then this conference is for you!
Educators, school administrators and staff, middle, high school and college students, parents, community members, and environmental professionals interested in green schools. Earn up to 5 professional development in-service points!
Featuring: exciting educational sessions – dynamic exhibit hall – fabulous giveaways & prizes – healthy & delicious lunch – eco-chic boutique – networking & outreach opportunities – live music – high-profile keynote speaker – school tours – and more!
40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. We have made great progress over the past 40 years, but many challenges remain. EPA is committed to working with states, tribes, water sector partners and the public to meet the challenges ahead and protect public health.
Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about how the Safe Drinking Water Act came into being as well as to find educational resources and more!
King Tide – October 8
“Extreme high tides, or “king tides”, occur at a few specific times during the year when the moon is closest to the Earth. During these high water events, we can see what the average water levels might look like in the future, given projected sea level rise.” from The King Tides Project
Since the sea level has risen about 9 inches since the turn of the last century this is adding to this phenomenon. We are seeing flooding in certain areas unrelated to rain events, simply because of these high tides.
October 8th is the King Tide for the fall.
The King Tides Project invites people to visit the shoreline and capture images of important places threatened by sea level rise. If you take pictures of the king tide near you, please upload them to assist scientists in understanding better how sea level rise will affect specific areas. http://kingtides.net/participate/test-submit-form/
Learn more about king tides at kingtides.net