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Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

News & Civics | September 25, 2014

Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

California is feeling the burn big time. As of September 18, about a dozen major wildfires were raging across the Golden State. That includes the massive King Fire near Lake Tahoe, which burst out of control this week just as firefighters began to contain another formidable blaze north of Redding.

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Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

6 -12 Science | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cap-and-Trade for Carbon?

In 2012, California launched its cap-and-trade program. In this program, the government sets a limit on the total amount of allowable carbon emissions from businesses, refineries, manufacturers and power plants. Some people think that a tax on carbon emissions would be better. How do you think companies can best be regulated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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An Interactive Map Tracking Western Wildfires

News & Civics | June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Interactive Map Tracking Western Wildfires

Wildfires have always plagued the West, but according to the National Interagency Fire Center, thirty-six wildfires burned through eight western States this past year. Around 2.5 million acres have been burned across the west in states ranging from California to Wyoming.

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Water is a Right for Everyone

Do Now Round-Ups | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Water is a Right for Everyone

Should water be free for everyone? In the past few weeks, students across the nation debated about whether or not water is a right or a commodity in our #DoNowWater post. We asked students, Should we consider water as a commodity, available only to those who can pay for it, or as a right, freely available to everyone to use (and to waste)?

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Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

Community Voices | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cause More Harm Than Good

During the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not the government should invest their time and money into creating the Keystone XL pipeline in our #DoNowKeystone post. We asked students, Do you think the Obama administration should approve the Keystone XL pipeline? Why or Why not? What information should be considered in making this decision?

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Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

Community Voices | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

It’s natural to wonder why we are the way we are. Is a person more prone to be aggressive because of their genetics or the environment they were raised in as a child? Within the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed what shapes people the most: nature or nurture. In our #DoNowNurture post, […]

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We Need to Know More About the Risks of GMOs

Do Now Round-Ups | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need to Know More About the Risks of GMOs

There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy orange straight from the grove. What happens, however, when the supply of oranges starts to disappear? For the past couple of weeks, students debated about possible solutions to saving the fruit in our #DoNowOranges post. We asked students, As Florida’s orange production diminishes due to citrus greening disease, do you think genetic modification of citrus trees is a good step towards a solution? Why or why not?

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Cigarette Butts and Their Impact on the Environment

Community Voices | June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cigarette Butts and Their Impact on the Environment

Produced by youth from Project WISE, a collaboration between Crissy Field Center and Galileo High School, this film investigates the harmful effectcs of cigarette butts on the environment.

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Do Now #79: Saving the Honey Bees

Do Now | May 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now #79: Saving the Honey Bees

Since 2006, honey bees have been dying at an alarming rate. The event, called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has killed about one third of all honey bees within the US. We depend on honey bees to pollinate crops that we eat every day—apples, cucumbers, blueberries, broccoli, onions, pumpkins, carrots, avocados, almonds, strawberries, soybeans, watermelon, and more. The bees’ services are estimated to be worth $20-30 billion in agricultural production annually in the US alone.

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Ecoliteracy Conference: May 4, 2013

K-5 Science | April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ecoliteracy Conference: May 4, 2013

Are you interested in having students learn outdoors–beyond the classroom walls? The Bay Area’s diverse ecological landscape is an ideal place for students to develop their understanding of the environment, its importance to our lives and our effects upon it. Join SFUSD and the San Francisco Science, Sustainability, Stewardship (4S) Collaborative as they host the […]

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