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Earth Day logoEarth Day at the Capitol - Cancelled due to rain
April 18, 2014
9:30am- 1:00pm
Bring your students out to enjoy a day of fun and educational Green STEM activities.

On Going

WWMC 2013 Results:
We’re anticipating the announcement of the 2013 WWMC results come mid-February. So far we have accounted for over 2,000 sites and over 6,000 participants in Florida. Check back for the results.

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Didn’t get a chance to participate in World Water Monitoring Challenge 2013? No worries, you can still participate. Either email Kennedy Hanson or click on the guidelines below:



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World Water Monitoring 2012
Water Champion Award 2012
World Water Monitoring Day 2012 Report

March
April
  • National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation's largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day, which inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. EE Week connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students' understanding of the environment.

  • 18th: Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of our planet. Earth Day is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Learn about Earth Day at the Florida Capitol here: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/ed/earthday/default.htm

June
September
  • World Water Monitoring Day is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies. In 2011, approximately 340,000 people in 77 countries monitored their local waterways.

  • International Coastal Cleanup: Over the past 25 years, Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup has become the world's largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day each year.

  • National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration of the vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea - estuaries. Celebrated on the last Saturday in September, National Estuaries Day is a great opportunity to learn more about these ecosystems and how you can help to protect them. 

  • September 27th, 2014 National Public Lands Day
    NPLD began in1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, tyoically held on the last Saturday in September. This event has grown to become the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Last year more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated at 2,237 public land sites in all 50 states, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico. To find a site where you can volunteer, please go to: http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites

October
  • October 12-18, 2014, Earth Science Week encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. The theme of this year’s event, engages young people and the public in learning how the Earth’s systems (geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and Atmosphere) interact with each other.

November

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Last updated: May 22, 2014

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