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april 22


The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. This year, reports indicate more than one billion people from 195 countries participated in Earth Day activities focusing on education, public policy, and consumer efforts. Earth Day 2017 coincided with the first March for Science, a celebration and call to action to promote the importance of science and to encourage education, communication, and ties of mutual respect between scientists and communities. 

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the launch of Earth Day, the Network is striving to broaden the definition of “environment” to include issues that affect health and communities, such as greening schools and jobs, and promoting activism to eliminate air and water pollution – all based on science!

This past Saturday, I was glad to have the opportunity to participate in this important day in conjunction with my local AAUW Tech Savvy event. Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference designed to attract middle school girls into STEM careers. Our keynote speaker encouraged participants to keep asking why? It was educational and a blast…! 

-|- Doctor for a Day -|- Water Quality Matters  -|- 

-|- Did you say bone saw?? -|- Hooray for Science! -|- 


academic e-exchange

Yesterday, my LEEP class, Local, Regional and Global Intersections in Library and Information Science was focusing on youth services. We were very pleased to have Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, join us via Blackboard Collaborate to discuss her work on library programming, collections and outreach to adoptive families. We learned a great deal about effective practice in this realm as well as challenges related to the majority of authors, illustrators, and library program facilitators who work in this area not being adopted – and not understanding and/or thoughtfully representing issues. Today, I had the opportunity to reciprocate and speak with students in her Introduction to Library and Information Science course about youth advocacy via Skype. I emphasized current outreach initiatives via Mix IT Up!, a grant program for which I serve as PI.