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Teaching Ocean Connections: Watersheds to Reefs
Category: For Educators
Resource Type: Webinars
Date Posted: 08/26/2011

The ocean covers nearly three quarters of our planet'ssurface, provides 70 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere and houses about 20 percent of the known species on Earth. It regulates climate and weather and provides food and energy resources for humans worldwide. Water in every stream or river on the planet eventually ends up in the ocean, and all life on Earth is dependent upon its health. More than half of all Americans live within 50 miles of the coast, but whether near or far our lives are inextricably linked to the ocean.

During this webinar, experts Rob Ferguson, Paulo Maurin and Cathy Sakas from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) share their knowledge and ideas for compelling classroom activities on watersheds and introduce participants to NOAA's Rivers to Reefs Program.

Webinar participants also learn about a series of lesson plans developed by Earth Day Network in support of EE Week's 2011 theme: Ocean Connections.

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