The Ocean covers nearly three quarters of our planet's surface, provides 70 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere and houses about 20 percent of the known species on Earth. It regulates climate and weather and provides food and energy resources for humans worldwide. Water in every stream or river on the planet eventually ends up in the ocean, and all life on Earth is dependent upon its health. More than half of all Americans live within 50 miles of the coast, but whether near or far our lives are inextricably linked to the ocean.
Registered 2011 National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) participants are invited to join us for an educator webinar -- Teaching Ocean Connections: Watersheds to Reefs -- on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and interact with experts Rob Ferguson, Paulo Maurin and Cathy Sakas from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who will share their knowledge and ideas for compelling classroom activities on watersheds and introduce participants to NOAA's Rivers to Reefs Program.
Register for EE Week to participate in this free online professional development experience. Registered participants will receive webinar login information via email prior to the webinar.