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Project-Based Learning

Earth Day: One Big Assignment

Students around the planet save the planet.

    Earth Day is a little like Black History Month -- you celebrate it while resenting the need for it. But something in the air (not the sulfur dioxide, we're thinking) suggests this year's festivities might involve a little extra oomph. Our politicians may still be dragging their feet on the matter of basic science, but our students actually study the stuff, and never have we seen so many of them attempting to make so great a change.

    Knock sustainably harvested wood, but when even first graders grasp global warming, we must be moving in the right direction. Here at GLEF, we want to acknowledge not just the planet on this thirty-seventh Earth Day but also the students around the world dedicating themselves to saving it. Read about their various projects below, tell us about others you've seen, invent your own -- but first, turn down that halogen, huh?

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