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Earth Day Special: TFK Talks to Dr. Sylvia Earle!
Tuesday April 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, with Jaime Joyce, Assistant Managing Editor, Education, TIME For Kids, and Laura Blackburn, Associate Editor, TIME For Kids
Sponsored by TIME For Kids & TIME Edge
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In this special webinar, 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 reported on her career-long effort to understand and protect the world’s oceans.
National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporate and non-profit organizations including the Kerr McGee Corporation, Dresser Industries, Oryx Energy, the Aspen Institute, the Conservation Fund, American Rivers, Mote Marine Laboratory, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Rutgers Institute for Marine Science, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and Ocean Futures.
In 2007, Jaime Joyce, Assistant Managing Editor, Education joined TIME For Kids after seven years teaching elementary school and seven more in museum education and children’s publishing. At TFK, she works on teaching materials that accompany the magazine’s weekly print and digital editions. She also writes and edits for the magazine and for timeforkids.com.
After teaching in public and charter schools in Bronx, NY, for four years, Laura Blackburn, Associate Editor, came to TIME For Kids in the summer of 2014. At TFK, she gets to channel her passion for education into creating teaching resources to be used with TFK’s classroom app, which includes lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards. Laura also edits stories and creates teaching materials for weekly stories on timeforkids.com.
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