DC Environmental Education Consortium

DC Environmental Education Consortium A network of environmental and conservation educators that increases the capacity to provide meaningful environmental education for DC residents.
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Come hang out with us!
04/18/2023

Come hang out with us!

Join DCEEC for our April meeting, Thursday, 4/20, 1-3pm, US National Arboretum at the Washington Youth Garden. Visit the Washington Youth Garden, a 1 acre fruit and vegetable garden on the grounds of the US National Arboretum and learn about their school garden programs Dive into student-directed ac...

After a long hiatus, we had our first in-person meeting at the beautifully renovated MLK Library!
02/24/2023

After a long hiatus, we had our first in-person meeting at the beautifully renovated MLK Library!

So lovely to see all teachers and providers who came out to DC Teachers’ Night! Huge thanks to our hosts at the U.S. Bot...
02/03/2023

So lovely to see all teachers and providers who came out to DC Teachers’ Night! Huge thanks to our hosts at the U.S. Botanic Garden and everyone who helped plan the event.

11/17/2020

I do love Anacostia Park for its closeness to the Anacostia river for its bicycle trail for a great place for people of Washington D.C. to enjoy fresh air. I also love that every year they host the Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit.
https://www.facebook.com/I-Love-Anacostia-Park-115416140196047/

We empower DC residents to serve as stewards of Anacostia Park with meaningful programs and events 🏞

Did you know that trees clean the air, mitigate climate change, and save energy?Share a photo of a tree in your yard or ...
05/04/2020

Did you know that trees clean the air, mitigate climate change, and save energy?
Share a photo of a tree in your yard or neighborhood and tell us what you love about it.

DIG DEEPER: TREE DETECTIVE LESSON GUIDE
How can I estimate the benefit of a tree on air quality?
Be a tree detective. Let's look for the data.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KGOrYDomq0

How can you estimate the benefits of a tree on air quality? This video will guide you through an activity from "Cleaner Air Tree by Tree" so you can learn to...

This is why environmental education matters!The study, by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in ...
04/07/2020

This is why environmental education matters!

The study, by researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston,analysed air pollution and Covid-19 deaths up to 4 April in 3,000 US counties, covering 98% of the population. “We found that an increase of only 1μg/m3 in PM2.5 [particles] is associated with a 15% increase in the Covid-19 death rate,” the team concluded.

Dirty air increases risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients

Is this truly necessary? when we know that air pollution impacts lung health and the coronavirus attacks the lungs.
03/28/2020

Is this truly necessary? when we know that air pollution impacts lung health and the coronavirus attacks the lungs.

The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges.

Notice areas that still have industrial activity...and east of Madagascar in the Indian ocean that area where air curren...
03/17/2020

Notice areas that still have industrial activity...and east of Madagascar in the Indian ocean that area where air currents are bringing air pollutants...how long till that precipitates out?...FYI there is another NASA map with all the ocean currents that is equally fascinating...

New online visualization shows concentrations of toxic PM2.5

No surprise! but informative... check out the next link...the impact of reduced economic activity in certain parts of th...
03/17/2020

No surprise! but informative... check out the next link...the impact of reduced economic activity in certain parts of the world and air quality....

Lung damage from dirty air may worsen infections, but isolation measures improving air quality

Just incase we needed a little more convincing. Tree and hedges provide ecosystem services!!!
02/19/2020

Just incase we needed a little more convincing. Tree and hedges provide ecosystem services!!!

The plants trap polluting particles like natural air filters, and protect against flooding too

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