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Discovery Education's Water Planet Challenge

May 31, 2012 12:06pm (EDT)
Phillipe Cousteau is one of the guest speakers in the upcoming webinar on June 7 at 1pm.
Phillipe Cousteau is one of the guest speakers in the upcoming webinar on June 7 at 1pm.

Nearly all of Georgia’s schools are out for the summer. While the students are gone, it doesn’t mean that Georgia’s educators have stopped working. I know several of my friends are setting up classrooms for next year and many are continuing their education this summer so they can be fresh and interesting when school starts again in the fall.

On that note, we’d like to tell you about a free webinar on June 7 at 1pm available through Discovery Education featuring Philippe Cousteau to kick-off The Big CleanUP, an exciting summer-long contest involving young people taking action to protect our world’s oceans. The webinar is a partnership between EarthEcho, TerraCycle, and One World One Ocean with a simple mission: remove plastic from the waste stream and earn money for your school. Prizes include a school visit from Philippe Cousteau and others, film passes, and more.

During this webinar, you will also explore how plastic affects the oceans, how these issues relate to classroom learning, and how young people can take a lead in protecting our oceans. Speakers include Philippe Cousteau as well as guest speakers from TerraCycle, a national recycling system for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste, and One World One Ocean, a multi-year campaign harnessing the power of film, television and new media to restore a healthy ocean.

Be sure to register for the webinar online and download the Clean UP Action Guide before the webinar begins.

You can learn more at Discovery Education’s event page.

All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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