Earth Calendar for December 18th and December 19th

Dec 18, 2013





A national grassroots group is offering high school students in the United States and abroad the chance to win $1,000 and other cash prizes in a student video contest.



Population Connection, the nation’s largest grassroots population organization, is again hosting its "World of 7 Billion" student video contest. Students in grades 9-12 are asked to create a 60 seconds or less video that illustrates the connection between population growth and one of the following global challenges: climate change, global poverty or water sustainability.

Teachers can download and use free lessons plans, take a look at the poster ‘A Quick Trip to 7 Billion’ or assign the video contest to your class to receive free curriculum resources.

Cash prizes will be awarded to four winners in each topic area. Three grand prize winners will receive $1,000. Participating teachers will receive free classroom resources. The deadline for video submission is Feb. 21, 2014.  For full contest rules or to see previous winning videos, please visit





On Our Calendar: Join the naturalist on the first day of winter for a hike to learn about the winter solstice and what native wildlife must do to survive the cold. Sharon Woods Sharon Center, Saturday December 21st, 10:00 am. Further details at the website