Monday, March 23, 2009

Things coming up in April

This exciting national campaign is an effort to get students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors to explore, learn about and enjoy the environment. Students love learning about their own world, but many do not have the opportunity to take part in well-planned, outdoor educational and exploration activities. Many teachers don’t realize the value of, or are not given time for, using the amazing real-world laboratory that exists just outside the school doors. This campaign will get teachers and kids outside to learn and will focus congressional attention on the value of environmental education.

Research has shown the value that environmental education brings to schools. Kids grow more engaged in their work and perform better on assessments in every subject.

We believe that all children should be given the chance to learn more about their world.
Let’s start making sure that happens. Please support and take part in “No Child Left Inside Days.”

Please click here for information on how you can help.

April is National Poetry month. As part of that month long celebration of poetry, there is Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30th. National Poetry Month brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. Please click here for more information.

We Shall Remain is a groundbreaking mini-series and provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Airing in April, five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective.

Produced by the award-winning PBS series American Experience, We Shall Remain is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples adapted and fought back-- from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity.

An unprecedented collaboration with multiple media platforms - radio broadcast, Web and new media, a mentoring program, educational and community outreach campaigns, and media partnerships -- will give the series maximum impact. Peggy Berryhill, Director of Media Architecture and Services for Native Public Media, will produce a series of radio broadcasts for the project.

For more information click here and here.
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