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Title: Local Action: Global Impact Student Global Issues Conference Students in Grades 6, 7,8


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Local Action Global Impact Student Global Issues
Conference Students in Grades 6, 7,8
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time 9 am - 3 pm, includes lunch Fee No
charge for students and teachers Location
Koldus Building, Rooms 110 and111
  • Sponsored by the Office of International
    Outreach, The European Union Center, the
    College of Geosciences at Texas AM University

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Conference Requirements
To be eligible to attend the conference,
students must submit an environmental
sustainability project either individually or in
teams of no more than 4 students and be willing
to actively participate in the conference.
Students will display their projects during a
poster session. First place project researchers
will present their projects at the closing
ceremony. All participants will receive a
conference certificate. Schools should
pre-register for the conference based on
estimated attendance by emailing Martha Green at
mgreen_at_ipomail.tamu.edu. Conference is limited
to 100 students Project submission due date
February 4, 2011
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What is sustainability?
Sustainability is development that meets the
needs of the present generation without
compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs.  World Commission on
Environment and Development.  Our Common Future.
(1987)
Environmental Sustainability Issues Water
Food Transportation Energy Climate
Waste
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Local Action Global Impact Project Objectives
Projects involve Basic understanding of
sustainability as a concepts
interconnectedness, systems, sustainability
Local investigation of an environmental issue
Research on environmental issue Making the
connection How does the local issue impact our
world? Writing Abstract discussion of the
local problem Presentation Linking a local
problem to global impact Poster Illustration
of project key concepts Projects teach
Environmental sustainability concepts Inquiry
approach to action research methods Engage
students in a real life learning experience
Teach writing skills how to clearly present a
problem and make a connection between the
local problem and how it impacts our world on
global proportions Develop presentation
skills Technology presentation and poster
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Local Action Global Impact Student Global
Issues Conference
800 am Registration, set up poster session,
continental breakfast 900 am Key note
presentation 1000 am Environmental education
activities 1130 am Lunch 1200 to 100
Poster session 100 to 200 pm Awards
Ceremony 200 300 pm Tour Environmental
research at Texas AM University 400 pm Visit
to the George Bush Presidential Library
(optional) 500 pm Chinese New Year
Celebration (optional)
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Key Note Speaker
I developed a broad interest in science and
sustainable management of tropical coastal and
marine systems from the time I was a child,
snorkeling before I could walk.
Dr. William D. Heyman Associate
Professor Department of Geography
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Dr. William Heyman Associate Professor,
Department of Geography Texas AM
University Education Ph.D., University of South
Carolina, Marine Sciences, 1996 M.S., University
of South Carolina, Marine Sciences, 1992 B.S.,
Tufts University, Biology and Environmental
Studies, 1987 Biography I developed a broad
interest in science and sustainable management of
tropical coastal and marine systems from the time
I was a child, snorkeling before I could walk. I
graduated from Tufts University with a major in
Marine Biology and Environmental Studies in 1983.
I then spent three years working in marine
aquaculture in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and
the Marshall Islands. I did my MS and Ph.D.
through the University of South Carolina,
conducting field research in both the Marshall
Islands and Belize, finishing in 1996. In 7 years
of graduate work, I spent only 5 semesters in
residence, gaining me the dubious honor of the
student with the most degrees, and least amount
of time on campus at USC. Meanwhile, I began
working for the International Division of the
Nature Conservancy in Belize where I lived for
ten years. I am now an Associate Professor of
Geography. Research Interest I am generally
interested in the relationship between humans and
the environment and utilize a multi-disciplinary
approach to study these interactions. In addition
to the science, I have dedicated myself to
generating practical and useful guidance for
resource managers. I collaborate with commercial
fishermen scientists from a wide set of
disciplines and marine area managers in state,
federal, and non-government organizations. I use
multi-disciplinary approaches to generate
practical guidance for resource management and
use remote sensing, and GIS. My recent research
focuses on the ecology and management reef fish
spawning aggregations, especially snappers and
groupers. More generally I am interested in the
relationship between underlying geomorphology and
habitat for marine organisms as a means to
provide ecosystem-based-management options and
illuminate designs for marine reserve
networks. I have a great interest in providing
entertaining, science-based education to my
students and the general public, in hopes that
this will lead to broad changes in environmental
policy and sustainable management of marine
resources. I have worked in the Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos Islands, the Marshall Islands,
Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, the Cayman Islands,
Los Roques Venezuela, and most extensively in
Belize.
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Taking Out the Trash
Presented by Sheila McQueen College Station
Landfill Education Coordinator
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Poster Session
  • Students will be expected to explain and discuss
    their projects with faculty and reviewers during
    the poster session.

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Awards for a Job Well Done
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Sustainability Resources
Facing the Future http//www.facingthefuture.org
/ Get Global! http//www.getglobal.org.uk/
(free PDF files) This resource provides group
activities, worksheets, evaluation ideas to help
young people taking action step-by-step. How
do we know it's working? http//www.globaldimensio
n.org.uk/resourcesearch/details.aspx?id1585 This
toolkit aims to help teachers target their
efforts to deliver Global Citizenship effectively
and measure the impact of their teaching. The
World Room website http//worldroom.tamu.edu
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Zooming Out for a Global View Student Global
Issues Conference foe High School Students
Wednesday, May 5, 2011
Rudder Theater on the campus of Texas AM
University
  • Sponsored by the Office of International
    Outreach, the European Union Center, the College
    of Geosciences, and the Academy for Future
    International Leaders at Texas AM University
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