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. To view a previous web cast, visit the Region 6 Regional Science Council Facebook page. You are not required to sign in in order to view these videos.
NASA and EPA Climate Change Event
2013 - On April 3rd and 17th, NASA's Digital Learning Network (DLN) joined volunteers from EPA's R6 RSC for two (one hour long) Earth Day events. Students nationwide were able to converse with astronaut Mario Runco at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) scientist Lori Perkins, EPA's R6 RSC Chair Dr. Sala Senkayi (at JSC) and EPA national climate change expert Dr. Marcus Sarofim (at GSFC). One event featured interactive data from satellites on a high-definition climate simulation hyperwall; in addition, an estimated 3690 students and adults watched both events webcasted on the DLiNfo Channel.
2014 - This unique interagency collaboration of NASA's DLN and EPA R6's RSC is scheduled for April 8th and 22nd. Information on how to participate will be provided in March of 2014.
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