Join Discovery Education and EarthEcho International for a free webinar featuring Philippe Cousteau and his guests on Thursday, June 7th at 12 pm CT. This special, free event kicks off The Big CleanUp, a summer-long contest where your students will learn how plastic affects our waterways and how they can take action to protect our oceans. The contest, launched by EarthEcho International, TerraCycle and One World One Ocean, challenges students to remove plastic from the waste stream and earn money for their school. Prizes include a school visit from Philippe Cousteau and others, film passes + more.
Architecture for Humanity and the Global Nomads Group are hosting a design competition, which will tackle the health, environmental and performance concerns associated with today’s classrooms. Due to economic factors and rapid growth of our schools, portable, makeshift classrooms are now permanent features on schoolyards across the country. Global Nomads will be facilitating videoconferences to connect schools and architects. For more information on this collaborative project, visit: http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/challenge.
- January 28, 2009: Challenge Launched at the World Economic Forum
- June 30, 2009: Entry deadline
- Summer 2009: Jury review and selection
- Fall 2009: Winner announced
Principal Sponsor: Orient Global
Additional Sponsors and Partners: Global Nomads | Curriki | Building Tomorrow | Autodesk | Google Sketchup | Google Earth | USGBC | CHPS | CEFPI | Do Something | Graham Foundation | Irvin Stern Foundation
Author Carolyn Lesser connected today and will connect Friday to Linda Altoonian’s writing class in Arlington, Texas. Topic: global warming. Carolyn and Linda have videoconferenced together, through CSD, for several years now and have formed a great friendship.