Snack-Sized Science: Coral Creations

EarthEcho invites you to play along with us during “Snack-Sized Science”. These brief and interactive science demos with the EarthEcho team are meant to help your young-learners get excited to investigate the fascinating world of SCIENCE and hopefully explore more of EarthEcho’s digital resources...maybe even on their own! Join EarthEcho to learn about the anatomy of corals and the communities they build. We’ll make our own edible corals and learn how important coral reefs are to the health of the ocean!

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Snack-Sized Science: Urban Gardening

EarthEcho invites you to play along with us during “Snack-Sized Science”. These brief and interactive science demos with the EarthEcho team are meant to help your young-learners get excited to investigate the fascinating world of SCIENCE and hopefully explore more of EarthEcho’s digital resources...maybe even on their own! Join Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau to learn how to compost and create an urban garden! Kitchen scraps, soil, seeds, and eggshells are all you need to start your very own garden at home. Philippe and Ashlan share their recommendations and best tips to grow your own healthy, sustainable food!

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Rethinking Waste
Food
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Snack-Sized Science: Sneak a Peek at Beaks

EarthEcho invites you to play along with us during “Snack-Sized Science”. These 15-minute interactive science demos with the EarthEcho team are meant to help your young-learners get excited to investigate the fascinating world of SCIENCE and hopefully explore more of EarthEcho’s digital resources...maybe even on their own! Join EarthEcho as we take flight into the wonderful world of bird beaks and adaptations! During this science demonstration, students will use different tools to learn about different bird beak adaptations and describe how these beaks are adapted to feed on different types of food found in different habitats.

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Snack-Sized Science: Backyard Biodiversity

EarthEcho invites you to play along with us during “Snack-Sized Science”. These 15-minute interactive science demos with the EarthEcho team are meant to help your young-learners get excited to investigate the fascinating world of SCIENCE and hopefully explore more of EarthEcho’s digital resources...maybe even on their own! Join EarthEcho as we dive into biodiversity! Explore your neighborhood, backyard or even your home to find what kind of biodiversity lives in your world. During this session, participants will learn how to bring biodiversity to them by building backyard bird feeders and baths. We suggest downloading the iNaturalist app to help you identify species you find AND to become a citizen scientist. Keep exploring!

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What’s the Problem with Trawling?

Commercial trawling has a devastating effect on biodiversity in areas where it has been used. Large commercial trawlers have been historically decimating both marine environments and significantly decreasing stock levels to a level at which they are unable to recuperate. The impact on communities sitting on the seafloor, known as benthic communities is devastating, the primary culprit being drag trawlers with beams of up to 12 meters, and several beams often deployed at the same time. This lesson looks at the effect of commercial trawling on both fish stocks and benthic community biodiversity. Students will understand relative sizes and impacts of large-scale fishing operations, and devise a plan to reduce the impacts of trawling. Students perform percentage calculations and analyze graphs.

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Expedition: What's the Catch? Virtual Field Trip

What’s the Catch?
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Virtual Field Trip: Aquaponics 101 with Mr. Jim Trogdon and Mr. Paul Brentlinger

Join EarthEcho International and 2017 EarthEcho Expeditions Fellow, Mr. Jim Trogdon, and Mr. Paul Brentlinger, CEO of CropKing Inc as we learn all about aquaponics.

Water By Design

Aquaponics 101

In this curricular guide, middle school students learn about an alternative farming technique that addresses water use in agricultural farming, the environmental impacts of fish farms, and urban development and population growth. This guide promotes 21st-century skills by engaging students in the history of aquaponics through various texts; improving their communication skills by explaining how an aquaponics system works; and engineering your own classroom aquaponics unit through an interactive design challenge!

Food
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Youth in Action: Environmental Charter Middle School

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Water by Design: Aquaponics 101

In Southern California, about 80% of the freshwater supply is used for farming. Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau meet with executive chef and farmer Adam Navidi from Future Foods Farms in Brea, CA. Chef Adam uses an innovative farming design called aquaponics to grow lettuce, vegetables, and even fish with less water than the average family uses at home on a daily basis.

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