The virtual reality/360 film Sanctuaries of Silence from Global Oneness Project takes students on a journey with acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton in the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park in Washington State, one of the quietest places in North America. In the film, Hempton says, “Silence isn’t the absence of something but the presence of everything.” This statement gets to the heart of the film. Hempton not only guides students through one of the most ecologically diverse environments in the United States with little noise pollution but also provides perceptions to take them to a place within themselves, where silence acts as a gateway to deep listening.
Project Green Challenge (PGC) is a 30-day global challenge for high school and college students, sponsored by Turning Green (TG), a student-led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.
Researchers in StanfordUniversity’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab have produced a virtual underwater ecosystem to allow students to observe firsthand what coral reefs are expected to look like by the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions are not curbed.
Smithsonian Science for Global Goals is a new, freely available curriculum that uses the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a framework to focus on sustainable actions to local problems, defined and implemented by students.