Join us November 2 - 3, 2022 for a 24-hour teach-in event to celebrate biodiversity. Programs will begin at 1 PM ET on November 2 and continue every hour, on the hour until 2:00 PM ET on November 3. Students worldwide are invited to celebrate biodiversity. The OurEcho Biodiversity Teach-In will unite students across the world in a series of live virtual connections to the global research community, focused on biodiversity.
After the event concludes, all registered classrooms will have access to program recordings for 30 days to continue their learning of biodiversity.
Programs will begin at 1 PM ET on November 2 and continue every hour, on the hour until 2:00 PM ET on November 3. Students worldwide are invited to celebrate biodiversity. Each session will be 45-minutes in length.
MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems • Human activities have significantly altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging or destroying natural habitats and causing the extinction of other species. But changes to Earth’s environments can have different impacts (negative and positive) for different living things. • Typically as human populations and per-capita consumption of natural resources increase, so do the negative impacts on Earth unless the activities and technologies involved are engineered otherwise.
MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
OCEAN LITERACY PRINCIPLES
Principle 6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
- The ocean affects every human life. It supplies freshwater (most rain comes from the ocean) and nearly all Earth’s oxygen. The ocean moderates the Earth’s climate, influences our weather, and affects human health.
- Everyone is responsible for caring for the ocean. The ocean sustains life on Earth and humans must live in ways that sustain the ocean. Individual and collective actions are needed to effectively manage ocean resources for all.