Earth Day 2008
Turn Over A New Leaf


BROADCAST DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008

10 AM AND 1 PM EST
GRADES 3-8

In celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week, the EFT team will be traveling to Everglades National Park in Florida for a special live Electronic Field Trip. This broadcast will look at native vs. invasive species, plant health and habitat restoration, and stewardship of our national parks. Students will also be challenged to “turn over a new leaf” and make a difference in their own communities.

Earth Day is especially significant in the Everglades, where exotic (introduced, not native) species threaten to displace native plants and animals. Other effects of human interaction, such as pollution, will also be discussed. The message will not be negative, however. Students will be encouraged to think about positive ways that they can affect the environment, including planting native plant species, as they are doing in the Everglades. Kids will receive lots of great ideas for taking care of the earth, no matter where they live.

This Electronic Field Trip is being sponsored by Ball State University, Macy’s, and the National Park Foundation.

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