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The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. It provides all schools access to the resources that help them move toward the Pillars of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.

Sign up for Green Strides Webinar Series email updates to receive information on future webinars. All times are given as Eastern Standard. View archived webinars here.

April 24, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Humans in Spcae: Higher "Standards" of Living (NASA)

Register here. Living and working in space provides a unique, but hostile, learning environment for humans. During this webinar, participants will explore how humans have adapted to the space environment, particularily on the International Space Station. Newton’s laws of motion, space food and nutrition, spacesuits and even how to go to the bathroom in space are some of the topics to be explored during this "out of this world" professional development webinar. NASA STEM education resources, and their correlation to the Next Generation Science Standards, will bring this orbiting, higher "standards" of living classroom in space, to your classroom here on Earth.

April 28, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m. PCBs in Schools, Session II: Identifying and Reducing Health Risks (EPA/NIEHS)

Register here. This webinar series focuses on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in schools and features SRP grantees, as well as EPA and international partners. During this second session, Gabrielle Ludewig, a professor and SRP researcher at the University of Iowa, will give an overview of the mechanisms of toxicity; Geniece Lehmann, an EPA Toxicologist, will discuss evaluating the noncancer health risks from inhaled PCBs; and Niklas Johansson of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency will give an international perspective on PCB inventory, remediation, and outcomes.

April 29, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Real-Time School Environmental Programs (EPA)

Register here. Join the panel discussion. Pose questions. Hear answers and explore strategies for managing school environmental health issues. Learn new concepts for developing strong, cohesive, teams in your school. Discover additional voluntary, low or no-cost steps that you can take to create healthier environments in your schools.

April 29, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Life Science Resources for Grades 4-12 (NASA)

Register here. Over time, the human body has evolved in response to the unique characteristics of the Earth environment. Space travel takes the human body out of its natural habitat and places it into an unknown and sometimes harsh environment. In this webinar participants will be introduced to NASA online resources in life science. They will browse through some interactive simulations sites, where they can download, print or access life science content. Participants will be introduced to some of the key NASA research being done in life science on the International Space Station. Subject areas that will be cover during this webinar include biology, microbiology, physiological process and molecular biology.

April 30, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools: The Knowledge, Network and Actions You Need (EPA)

Register here. This online event is specifically designed to provide school district staff with an overview on how to start, improve and sustain an indoor air quality (IAQ) management program, and will be attended by representatives from dozens of school districts from across the country. During this meeting, you will hear from school district, industry, and non-profit leaders about the opportunities to access:

  • A national network with a wealth of tools and resources.
  • Local, national and online trainings.
  • School IAQ Champions who have developed nationally recognized IAQ management programs.

April 30, 2014, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Solar System and the Periodic Table (NASA

Register here. Take a trip from the center of our solar system to its outer boundaries and learn that the periodic table is everywhere! Do you have trouble understanding the Periodic Table of Elements? This webinar is meant to be an introduction to the basic principles of what the periodic table represents by using our solar system as an exciting basis for understanding.

May 6, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Recursos de NASA en Español! (NASA)

Register here. Maestros en esta sección estaremos aprendiendo que recursos educativos ofrece la agencia federal NASA para la población hispana. Sus estudiantes podrán hacer uso de estos recursos, ya que estarán en el idioma español. Les enseñaré como convertir algunos recursos del idioma ingles al español, y que recursos fueron creados originalmente para el estudiantado y maestros de habla hispana. Les enseñaré algunas páginas de NASA que aparecen en la opción de varios idiomas, incluyendo Español.

May 8, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Adventures of ECHO the Bat: A Project-based Lesson (NASA)

Register here. Use the Imagers program to compare satellite images to topographic maps as you follow Echo, a bat, through Arizona on his adventure to his winter hibernation location. Learn how remote sensing and false-color satellite images are used to allow you find Echo.

May 12, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Robotics on a Budget: Engineering Design with Moving Parts (NASA)

Register here. Robots are part of our everyday lives. Most of us use them in ways we do not always realize. What are robots? How are they used in our lives? How are they used by NASA? These are some of the questions that will be explored during this webinar. Using NASA STEM robotics missions, curriculum, online resources and the Next Generation Science Standards, we'll also learn how you can use inexpensive robotics in your classroom to enhance students' understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

May 13, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Things That Gp BOOM In The Air (NASA)

Register here. Using NASA’s "Museum In A Box" aeronautics activities, you will learn how to “see" sound by building a simple waveform monitor, construct very easy “Bernoulli tents” and learn a Bernoulli activity that will puzzle your students that will cause them to understand how wings lift aircraft. The featured activity provides opportunities for incorporating national science, technology and mathematics learning standards into the curriculum and addresses Next Generation Science and Common Core State Standards.

May 14, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Bringing Rainforest Alliance to Your School (Rainforest Alliance)

Register here. Join the Rainforest Alliance Education Program for a webinar designed to help you bring the Rainforest Alliance curriculum to your school. Implementing our local-to-global curriculum school-wide, across grades allows the excitement and learning to spread beyond your individual classroom. The whole school community learns from each other and brings these worldwide cultures and issues to life. We can help you excite your administrators and colleagues to bring our program to your school during the coming year!

May 14, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Approaches for Effective Climate Change Communication (NPS)

Register here. Join us for a webinar exploring the importance of effective communication strategies as a key component of climate change response. The presentation will highlight examples and techniques that National Park Service interpreters are using to engage our audiences on this topic and that K-12 teachers can use as well. The webinar will summarize research highlighting visitor’s beliefs and perspectives about climate change, share some examples of successful interpretive products, and explore ways to empower staff and visitors to be part of the solution.

May 14, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Amusement Park Physics With a NASA Twist (NASA)

Register here. What do roller-coasters and rockets have in common? Attend this webinar to find out! Participants will be trained in the use of hands-on, classroom activities from NASA's Amusement Park Physics Educator Guide. Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards will be included.

May 15, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Seeing the World Without a Passport- Mission Geography (NASA)

Register here. Use NASA’s photographs and images of Earth, taken from space, to teach key grade-level-appropriate Earth science, mathematics, science, language arts and geography skills; including remote sensing and map/image interpretation. Mission Geography is divided into three curriculum modules: Mission Geography K-4, Mission Geography 5-8 and Mission Geography 9-12. Each module links to NASA missions, research and science with classroom and textbook maps.

May 19, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Art and the Cosmic Connection (NASA)

Register here. Explore how science inspires art and art empowers science! Art & the Cosmic Connection is an innovative program that engages learners of all ages in creative scientific inquiry. Students become “artist explorers” as they investigate the mysterious worlds of our solar system through the lens of visual art.

May 20, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Curiosity on Mars: The Search for Clues of Life (NASA)

Register here. The possibly of life existing on the planet Mars has long fascinated us. NASA has been exploring the surface of Mars since the first flyby of Mariner 3 in 1964. Today, numerous orbiters circle the planet and several rovers and landers have explored the surface directly. Two rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity, are still operating, performing experiments and collecting data. In this webinar, we will review the recent history of Mars exploration and examine new discoveries. We'll also engage your students with an activity called Mars Image Analysis.

May 27, 2014, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Rockets 2 Race Cars Teacher Program at Kentucky Speedway (NASA)

Register here. Go Green Edition / The Heat is ON! Get your students revved up about science, technology, engineering and mathematics with NASA's Rockets 2 Race Cars STEM Education program. Exploring solar energy by challenging your students to design an efficient solar oven and discover how solar energy is currently being used to power a NASCAR track. Increase your understanding of Earth’s Energy Budget and investigate how changes in the atmosphere affect the energy balance. Then, discover additional hands-on activities allowing students to explore, and increase their understanding of, this concept and many other mathematic and science topics already part of your curriculum.

June 4, 2014, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Rockets 2 Race Cars Teacher Program at the Kentucky Speedway (NASA)

Register here. Go Green Edition / The Heat is ON! Get your students revved up about science, technology, engineering and mathematics with NASA's Rockets 2 Race Cars STEM Education program. Exploring solar energy by challenging your students to design an efficient solar oven and discover how solar energy is currently being used to power a NASCAR track. Increase your understanding of Earth’s Energy Budget and investigate how changes in the atmosphere affect the energy balance. Then, discover additional hands-on activities allowing students to explore, and increase their understanding of, this concept and many other mathematic and science topics already part of your curriculum.

All times are given as Eastern Standard

View archived webinars here.

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