EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Regional Science Council (EPA R6 RSC) Converses with Students Earth Day web casts were developed to promote the value of science to students via web cast format. Our goals are to reinforce the importance of staying in school, to get an education that will enable them to make better choices for their future and to enhance students' knowledge of their surrounding environment while reinforcing STEM (Science, Engineering, Math, and Engineering) topics.
Previous web casts included how to prepare a science fair project, environmental management systems, and sustainability with reference to the life cycle of a cell phone.
NASA and EPA Climate Change Event
On April 8th and 22nd, 2014, NASA's Digital Learning Network (DLN) along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) educators joined volunteers from EPA's R6 RSC for two (one hour long) Earth Day events. Students nationwide were able to converse with climate change experts at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center DLNs. The events featured interactive data from satellites on a high-definition climate simulation hyperwall, along with presentations from NASA's DLN Specialist, NOAA Scientists and EPA R6 Regional Counsel.
Watch future webcast live in April 2015 by visiting https://dln.nasa.gov. To learn more about future webcast please visit our webpage in September 2014, or contact Nevine Salem for information on how your classroom/school can participate.
As part of these Converses with Students web casts outreach effort, the RSC recommends visiting A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change to learn more about Climate Change.
RSC Education Chair Sala Senkayi