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Great news! The deadline for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for 6–12th grade public school classrooms has been extended to November 15. We know—it's a busy season. So here are some resources and guidance for your application.

2 people dressed as zom-bees
Zom-bee costumes

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.

Indian farmers protest and sell goods

For the past one year, come rain or sunshine, freezing cold and scorching summers, the bread producers of the country, both women and men, have been protesting on the borders of Delhi, the capital of India. They have been living in makeshift housing, several hundred kilometers away from their homes and fields to participate in the protest. The fields which they have been working for generations, for them to be a farmer is a matter of pride and their lands a matter of honor which they are not ready to part with even in the times of extreme economic crisis.

Children from local NC community group use nets to collect estuarine species. Photo courtesy of North Carolina Coastal Federation
Children from a local community group use nets to collect estuarine species in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of North Carolina Coastal Federation.

This post is part of a series on EE practices for coastal resilience in the United States. In collaboration with NAAEE, Duke University showcases EE practices and advice from organizations on each coast while highlighting relevant research to help EE practitioners learn from academic literature.

Gladstone Elementary School 21st CCLC and NOAA/NAAEE participants in the Mystic Aquarium program adopting their local watershed and doing a marine debris clean up.
Students working outside, adopting their local watershed. Photo by Ayana Melvan.

Each month, Watershed STEM Grantees will share stories about implementing their projects, adapting to challenges, and working collaboratively towards a blue planet in the eeBLUE: Watershed Chronicles blog posts on eePRO. Join us on their journeys! This month, Ayana Melvan, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mission Programs at Mystic Aquarium shares her professional journey.