Planet Stewards is looking for 20 high school teachers from around the United States to participate in the first pilot launch of Planet Stewards in the spring of 2013.
Recently The Planet Stewards grant team met up on conference call to review the first draft of the instructional designer’s planning.
On July 19th The Planet Stewards team came together for a chance to collaborate as a group at NOAA’s National Headquarters in Maryland. The Team had two planned meetings on the 19th and 20th. They came together to meet one another and to start working on Planet Stewards’ details. Each day of meetings was lined up and timed to perfection.
Here is what the first day, the 19th, looked like:
9:00 Introductions, Games and Team Builders
9:30 The Big Picture
For anyone that has read the Planet Stewards blog, you know how passionate I am about the earth and specifically the ocean. So, when a chance of a lifetime approached me I took it. I had been offered to go work and visit NOAA’s National Headquarters in Maryland. So, on July 18th Lisa Dawley, CEO of GoGo Lab, and I flew out to Maryland to start work on Planet Stewards.
Today I was using StumbleUpon and ran across this website called The Daily Green, which is a “consumers guide to green”. StumbleUpon took me to a part of the website that was titled 11 Powerful Environmental Messages. Then the website leads with: These Images from Various Ad Campaigns Around the Globe Remind Us That the Planet is in Peril.
This blog, in all honesty, is very hard for me to write. Seeing animals hurt, neglected, or in danger (because of humans) kills me. Its one thing for one animal to eat another… that’s the natural food chain, but for ignorant people to litter or dump trash without thinking about the consequences of their action really upsets me. When I was thinking about this issue I felt so helpless, like there is nothing I can do to save these poor innocent animals. But then I thought about it… just by picking up one piece of trash off the street a day could be helping one more animal to stay alive.
“Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of trash per year enters the ocean. Where does all that trash come from? Where does it go? Much of it ends up on our beaches washed in with the waves and tides, some sinks, some is eaten by marine animals mistaking it for food. Other forms of pollution impacting the health of the ocean come from a single known sources like an oil spill or from accumulation of many dispersed sources like fertilizer from our yards” (NOAA).