Nature Writing Contest 2013

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Dragonfly photo by Marsland Senior Nature Reserve Officer Gary Pilkington.

Dragonfly photo by Marsland Senior Nature Reserve Officer Gary Pilkington.Originally Published by the Ecologist – The newly-merged Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is delighted to announce the launch of a new national Nature Writing competition.

NASA's ARSET Training Program: From the Classroom to Real-World Satellite Applications

PradosArticles, Atmospheric Chemistry Theme, Earth Observation, Education, Original

Photograph showing folks at NASA ARSET Air Quality Training at the Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, held on June 11-12, 2011. This workshop featured attendees from state health and air quality agencies, Tribal Nations, and students. Image credit: NASA/ARSET.

Satellite imagery showing carbon monoxide over the U.S. and Canada. Image Credit: NASA GES DISC, NASA/ARSET.The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) develops courses for end-users on the application of satellite data and imagery to environmental decision-making activities related to water resources, air quality, and disaster management. ARSET makes course materials publicly available and actively encourages their use by environmental managers or others interested in developing their own applied remote sensing courses.

NASA’s ARSET Training Program: From the Classroom to Real-World Satellite Applications

EarthzineArticles, Atmospheric Chemistry Theme, Earth Observation, Education, Original, Sections, Themed Articles

Photograph showing folks at NASA ARSET Air Quality Training at the Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, held on June 11-12, 2011. This workshop featured attendees from state health and air quality agencies, Tribal Nations, and students. Image credit: NASA/ARSET.

Satellite imagery showing carbon monoxide over the U.S. and Canada. Image Credit: NASA GES DISC, NASA/ARSET.The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) develops courses for end-users on the application of satellite data and imagery to environmental decision-making activities related to water resources, air quality, and disaster management. ARSET makes course materials publicly available and actively encourages their use by environmental managers or others interested in developing their own applied remote sensing courses.

Spatial Environmental Education: Teaching and Learning about the Environment with a Spatial Framework

EarthzineArticles, Earth Observation, Education, Environmental Awareness Theme, Original, Technology

A photo of a desert scene schowing Joshua trees in the foreground and background. Credit: Joesph Kerski

A photo of a desert scene schowing Joshua trees in the foreground and background. Credit: Joesph KerskiGiven the environmental concerns faced by the modern world, it is imperative that students, our future decision-makers, study and understand these issues to ensure we emerge at the end of the 21st century in a sustainable way. Decision-makers need to care about the planet, and the use of GIS in the study of the environment is essential.