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, while reinforcing the importance of staying in school and engaging students in STEM (Science, Engineering, Math, and Engineering) topics.
Previous web casts themes included how to prepare a science fair project and sustainability, and have even featured an astronaut!
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 the live webcasts in April 2015 by visiting https://dln.nasa.gov. To learn more about the upcoming webcasts please visit our webpage in March 2015, or contact Nevine Salem for information on how your classroom/school can participate. We hope you join us for this free event, and we anticipate this unique earth day celebration will be just as exciting as past events!
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 Converses with Students Coordinator Sala Senkayi