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Science teachers from Brunswick High School explore the Canopy Farms facility with hosts Kate Holcomb and Theo Willis, discussing connections to their course curriculum.
Science teachers from Brunswick High School explore the Canopy Farms facility with hosts Kate Holcomb and Theo Willis, discussing connections to their course curriculum. Photo Credit: Pamela King
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Moderator Endorsed: Conservation & Behavior Change

Each month, NAAEE will share blogs from the Aquaculture Literacy grantees as they implement innovative educational experiences that explore aquaculture topics in local communities. We can’t wait for you to “sea” what they are up to!

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Moderator Endorsed: Conservation & Behavior Change

How do we as environmental educators motivate people to act, collectively and individually, to counter our climate crisis? Which messages resonate with conservatives, liberals, or both groups? At the recent Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference, [Dr. Caroly Shumway] and former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis, Executive Director of RepublicEn, led a Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) workshop on just this topic: How to Convince Conservatives and Liberals to Act. This blog highlights the eight lessons... shared.

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Nonlead (copper) hunting ammunition
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Unintentional lead poisonings are a conservation concern for avian scavengers (Bald & Golden Eagles, Vulture species). Incidents increase in the late Fall, following big game (deer, elk, etc.) hunting seasons. Hunters can prevent lead poisoning by using non-toxic ammunition and/or removing contaminated carcasses.

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How does lake temperature change with depth—or does it? Families from Maury River MS (Lexington, VA) adapted aquatic thermometers to gauge temperature of lake water up to 50 feet deep. June data (gathered by CCLC students from MRMS) suggested temperature declined with depth, but the October family crews found constant temperature throughout the lake column—and enjoyed lively discussions about those findings. (Families Discover Lake Trends. Photo credit: Elise Sheffield)
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This month's eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post features Boxerwood Education Association, and the role of family learning in their new "Trail Blazers" program.

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Zom-bee costumes
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Halloween is approaching and costume parties may have already started to pop up on your calendar. If October slipped away from you and you’ve found yourself costume-less, don’t rush out to the closest Halloween store just yet. You can save Halloween with a quick and easy do-it-yourself costume. As a more budget-friendly and wildlife-friendly option, your last-minute homemade costume can be a win-win.