Now more than ever, the choices we make as a species will determine the world we leave for future generations. With PlanetVision, the California Academy of Sciences offers a blueprint for a sustainable future. By focusing on straightforward, effective actions that individuals, communities, businesses, and governments can take to improve our food, water, and energy systems, solutions to these global challenges are in sight.
In view of the overwhelming pressures on the global environment and the need to disrupt the systems that drive them, an ecosystemic theoretical and practical framework is posited for the evaluation and planning of public policies, research and teaching programmes, encompassing four dimensions of being-in-the-world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical), as they combine, as donors and recipients, to induce the events (deficits/assets), cope with consequences (desired/undesired) and contribute to change (potential outputs). The focus is not on the “bubbles” of the surface (consequences, fragmented issues), but on the configurations deep inside the boiling pot where the problems emerge.
Serves artists, naturalists, and educators pursuing interests in botany, botanical art and environmental education in formal and informal learning environments. Its principal goal is to encourage an interest in plants through art, science, and interpretation.
It used to be known as "Stumptown." So how did Portland, Oregon become one of the greenest cities in the country? I dig into why you'll find trees everywhere in Portland - even in the most unlikely places.
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently evaluating the public health risks posed by asbestos, a mineral the agency has previously attempted to ban the use of in the United States. Learn more in this short blog.
Project GRACE (GIS/T Resources and Applications for Career Education) prepares youth in economically disadvantaged communities for the prospect of careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics through Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GRACE program is a broad partnership to provide technical mentoring and workplace opportunities for the students participating in real-world problem solving using GIS applications.
Student interns work in cooperation with Michigan Technological University and Keweenaw National Historical Park to create interactive storymaps. At Michigan Technological University, interns developed the Keweenaw Time Traveler project, doing historical mapping of the built environment throughout the Copper Country. At Keweenaw National Historical Park, interns developed interactive web pages called storymaps about park programs and projects. Work completed by the interns exhibits intellectual depth and creativity as they strive to improve the communities in which they call home.
Talking about nature has frequently become talking about extinction, decline and loss. But it’s not all “doom and gloom”. The “Lost and Found” project works to bring to life the inspirational stories of those that never stopped believing and whose passion led them to rewrite the history of the species they so deeply cared about. We hope to use these tales to give these conservation champions the recognition they deserve but also to spread a message of hope to all those who care about nature.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Field Class in tribal lands of Pacific Northwest, following path of Columbia River and its tributaries. Intergenerational experience for White Swan High School and Heritage University students, July 9-23, 2017. Students blogging about experiences.