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2017 Issues

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Download the Fall 2017 issue (PDF, 4.7 MB)

In this issue we learn about climate change and its impacts on weather, oceans, natural resources, and human communities worldwide. You will learn what climate change is, and some of the causes, as well as the differences between climate and weather. Impacts of climate change on temperature, sea levels, and precipitation will be explored, and you will also learn some things that you can do to measure and reduce your impacts on climate change.

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Download the Spring 2017 issue (PDF, 2.8 MB)

In this issue, we will learn all about pollinators: what they are, what they do, and how we can help them. Pollinators are critical to the health of the environment, and without them, we would have much less food to eat or clothing to wear. Pollinators are very important to wildlife as well. Find out what all the buzz is about pollinators!

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Download the Winter 2017 issue (PDF, 4.37 MB)

In this issue, students will learn about waste reduction and what they can do to limit how much trash they produce. They will be introduced to the topic of sustainability, and will learn about what it takes to make a cell phone. Using the information in this issue, students will be able to make informed choices when it comes to what products they use.