Did you know that today is Endangered Species Day, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the federal Endangered Species Act? We rescue, study and care for many endangered species at the Aquarium, in cooperation with government agencies. These include snowy plovers, sharks, sea otters, penguins, rockfish and albatross. How will you celebrate this special day?
You know what I have noticed? After all that stuff I’ve gone through I feel no different than how I started off my freshman year.
Choose To Stop Pollution, Save Our Waters & all in it!
Today we also look at the pollution in seas. We all like a picnic at the beach , a boat ride or a cruise. But some of our actions are creating a big disaster for sea life. Please don’t throw garbage of any kind in rivers , lakes or seas. The impact of pollution is much higher in water than on land.
Always cut up your pack rings
Pick up litter
Tell others not to litter
Throw fishing line away properly
Keep streets clean
Clean up waterways with help from Adopt-a-River etc
Baking soda volcanoes just aren’t cutting it anymore. American public school students in science classes of the near-future should be taught that human activity is leading to global warming by the end of eighth grade, that DNA supports the theory of evolution by the end of high school, and that human beings can engineer cleaner energy sources and more abundant food and water supplies, according to a new national education plan for kindergarten through high school, due to be released by the end of March.
The plan, called Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), is being finalized right now by a crack team of 41 experts from around the country, made up of science teachers, school officials and even a researcher at the DuPont chemical company. It’s completely voluntary and up to each state’s of board of education to adopt the final plan, and 26 states have been helping craft it over the past two years.
Will you be cheering on your favorite team in the Super Bowl, or out spotting sea otters on Monterey Bay? Let us know in the comments. Photo © Kip Evans
Atlantic Lionfish, by Todd Gardner