Earth Calendar for February 7th and February 8th

Feb 7, 2014

Students age 11-14, you are invited to create and submit a brief video about why you care about climate change and what you are doing about it. 

The National Environmental Education Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are partnering to sponsor the climate change student video contest. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a video that is 30-120 seconds long and that answers these two questions:
Why do you care about climate change?
How are you reducing carbon pollution or preparing for the impacts of climate change?
Student videos should describe how climate change affects you, your family, friends, and community, now or in the future. Be cool! Be creative! Use storytelling or images or shadow puppets or anything that explains the steps you're taking, or could take, to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for a changing climate. Feel free to recruit your friends and make it a group project.
The first 100 students who enter will receive a subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine.
1st Place: Solar Charging Backpack...and Your Video featured on EPA's website for all to see!
2nd Place: Pulse Jump Rope (generates energy to charge your phone)
3rd Place: Soccket Soccer Ball (turns kinetic energy from play into electrical energy that can be used to power small devices)
Winning videos submitted as part of a school project will also receive special recognition by EPA and NEEF and a plaque for their school.  The contest is open to U.S. residents who are ages 11 to 14 on or before January 10th, 2014. Videos must be created and produced by individuals who meet these criteria.
The deadline for submitting entries is March 10th, 2014 at 3:00 PM. More information at the website.

On Our Calendar: Learning is an adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo, offering programs for kids, families, adults and educators. The Cincinnati Zoo’s interactive Spring 2014 Programs & Events Guide is now available and registration for spring break and summer camps is open. Information and registration online.