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National Biodiversity Teach In



February 12th, 2016 

EarthEcho is proud to present, in conjunction with Elgin High School (Elgin, Illinois), an ocean-themed day for the 2016 National Biodiversity Teach-In. We are bringing together speakers and scientists from across the globe for a day of free webinars for your classroom. Each speaker is working to protect our Water Planet and preserve the biodiversity found in our oceans and beyond. 

Our day will be headlined by our own, Philippe Cousteau, who will present over the lunch hour (12 p.m. - 1p.m. CST) on Our Oceans as a Resource.

Join us for one webinar or for the whole day. Registration links can be found below. All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST). 

Click on each presentation title to learn more about the topic, presenter, and access classroom resources. 

Time (CST) Presenter Topic
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Alan Lewitus, Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Centers for Coastal Ocean Science  The Northern Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Lindsay Hirt, Marine Biologist  Whales of New England
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Earth Science Communication Team, NASA  NASA's Big Mission to Study Earth 
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. David Shiffman, Ph.D. Student, University of Miami  Shark Biology and Conservation
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Philippe Cousteau, Founder, EarthEcho International Oceans As A Resource 
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Alex Dempsey, Coral Reef Ecologist, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation   Crown of Thorns & Corals
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Jacqueline Laverdure & Jenn Bennett-Mintz National Marine Sanctuaries: Sentinels of a Changing Ocean
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Patricia Newman  Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch


About the Teach-In

The National Biodiversity Teach In is a webinar series for classrooms designed to bring awareness to the importance of biodiversity. Created by Deb Perryman’s AP Environmental Science at Elgin High School in response to the story of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, the goal is to bring stories of biodiversity to classrooms and individuals around the globe.

Originally conceived as a week-long event, this year the Teach-In will take place every Friday in February. Friday, February 12th will be presented by EarthEcho International with a day of ocean themed webinars, featuring Philippe Cousteau Jr. at 12pm CST.  

Learn more about the Teach In, with webinars occurring every Friday in February. >>