Poetry Imagining the Earth and Envisioning the Natural World
The natural world has been one of the recurring subjects of poetry, frequently the primary one, in every age and every country. Nature poetry engages with, describes, or considers the natural world. Henry David Thoreau is the guiding spirit of American nature writing in general and American nature poetry in particular. Walden is a forerunner and a reference point for green writing and reading, as well as green thinking. The Academy of American Poets offers nature inspiration—from the poetry of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson to the works of Emily Dickenson and, more recently, Susan Griffin’s anthology Black Nature, which celebrates the overlooked tradition of African American nature poetry over four centuries.
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is an international science and education program that gives students and the public worldwide the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientificprocess, and contribute meaningfully to scientific understanding of Earth’s system.
Honoring the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Conrad Challenge is an annual, multiphase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education.
Into the Outdoors (ITO) creates pathways to environmental awareness and outdoor lifestyles to empower the next generation to become sustainable stewards of Planet Earth. Part science lesson and part adventure, this streaming video series uncovers the stories behind sensible solutions to creating a better planet while the youth hosts have some fun along the way.