In this episode, we check out a new school “aquaponics” program that’s training kids to be scientists and explore some of the hidden environmental hazards lurking in and around Pennsylvania’s schools.
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Stories in this episode
- Using Goldfish to Raise Vegetables—and a New Generation of Scientists- Yes, you can use goldfish to grow spinach. Just ask the kids at a Pittsburgh high school who are piloting a new aquaponics program.
- The Everyday Environmental Hazards Lurking in PA’s Schools- Every day, one in six Americans sets foot in a school building. And there are dozens of environmental hazards waiting for us that we could be doing more to fix.
- What Your Kids Are Learning About Climate Change- Climate activists see bringing climate change into the classroom as a simple matter of updating the science curriculum. But a recent survey revealed that science teachers are often ill-equipped to deal with the subject.
- For Kids, Art Can Be a Gateway to Science- At an after school program in Pittsburgh, environmental artist Ann Rosenthal is helping students discover the intricacies of nature through art.
- Teaching City Kids the Value of Green Spaces- For kids who grow up in cities, a love of nature can be an acquired taste. But a program at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is showing that pitching in at city parks can spark an appreciation for the environment.