Blog posts categorized by Environmental Report Cards

Developing the Western Lake Erie report card in Toledo, Ohio

Bill Dennison ·
23 May 2019
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | 

Andrew Elmore and I traveled to Toledo, Ohio to facilitate a workshop focused on indicators and thresholds for the Western Lake Erie report card project. The workshop was held on 24-25 April 2019 in the Lake Erie Center, a beautiful facility run by the University of Toledo. Sandy Bihn, the Lake Erie Riverkeeper, was our sponsor and Tom Bridgeman, University of Toledo was our host. Prior to the workshop, Andrew and I drove around the Maumee River mouth to get a feel for the region.

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The Second Verde River Report Card Workshop

Andrew Elmore ·
9 May 2019
Environmental Literacy | Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | 

The Verde River flows through north-central Arizona and is a … primary water source for Phoenix. As it works its way down from its headwaters … in the Big and Little Chino Basins, the Verde provides excellent habitat for a … wide array of plants and animals. Water from the river also supports … small-scale agriculture, well-watered lawns, and accessible groundwater for … communities.

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Western Lake Erie environmental literacy

Bill Dennison ·
23 April 2019
Environmental Literacy | Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | Learning Science | 

Lake Erie is one of five Great Lakes between the United States and Canada. The Great Lakes form the largest freshwater system on the planet, containing approximately 1/5 of the world's freshwater supply. Lake Erie is the southern most Great Lake located downstream of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron, but upstream of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The great lakes at night from above. Photo National Weather Services.

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A global hotspot for crocodiles, turtles, migratory birds, and mangroves – Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, Odisha, India

Simon Costanzo ·
22 February 2019
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | 

Let us start this blog by saying that whenever … we travel to India, we are met with the warmest of hospitality from our … colleagues at the National … Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM). Dr Ramesh … Ramachandran, Dr Purvaja Ramachandran, Dr Ajit Pattnaik, and their wonderful team … always go above and beyond to ensure we have a wonderful and rich experience. So, thank you NCSCM!

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Overlooking the Verde River near Peck’s Lake. Photo: Alexandra Fries.

If the river's not flowing, is it still a river? Learning about the Verde River Watershed

Alexandra Fries ·
29 January 2019
Environmental Report Cards | 

Emily Nastase, Andrew Elmore, and I traveled to Cottonwood, Arizona in November 2018 to kick off the Verde River Watershed Report Card project. This project is supported by the Forest Service, with partners from the Friends of the Verde River and The Nature Conservancy. We started the trip with a full day in the field on November 12th, driving around the Verde Watershed and getting a feel for the region.

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