In this special EdWeb webinar, students will hear from oceanographer, explorer, and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle, who has worked tirelessly to protect the planet’s oceans. Over the course of her more-than-50-year career, Dr. Earle has led more than 100 expeditions and has logged more than 7,000 hours—nearly 292 full days—of underwater study. She founded the Sylvia Earle Alliance and Mission Blue to ignite support for the protection of “hope spots”—special places that are vital to the health of the ocean. Mission Blue works with partners around the globe to increase public awareness of the importance of supporting marine environments. Dr. Earle is also the subject of the Emmy Award–winning Netflix documentary Mission Blue.
During her presentation, Dr. Earle will report on her career-long effort to understand and protect the world’s oceans. She will also answer questions from students and teachers. Submit a question from your class when you register. Additional questions can also be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org.
TFK editors will provide participants with background information on Dr. Earle’s work as an oceanographer and conservationist. They will also provide background information about the world’s oceans. Additionally, TFK will provide printable worksheets, graphic organizers, and a reading list, to support learning about Dr. Earle’s research and mission.
We hope you and your K–8 students will join us for this special event!
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