In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, we’ve rounded up some great stories by our Scholastic News Kid Reporters that focus on nature and the environment.
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By Amelia Poor, April 19, 2018
Amelia spoke with food industry leaders Tom Colicchio of Crafted Hospitality, Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Stephanie Diaz of Brooklyn Grange about the growing farm-to-table movement and how it is helping limit food waste and the use of pesticides.
By Hana Meher Sadik, March 21, 2018
Hana interviewed the Cascades Volcano Observatory’s scientist-in-charge Seth Moran about recent rumblings near Mount St. Helens, a volcanic mountain in Skamania County, Washington, that is part of the Cascades.
By Sunaya DasGupta Mueller, February 26, 2018
At the the fifth annual New York Wild Film Festival, an audience saw Brett Morgan’s documentary, Jane, which uses more than 100 hours of forgotten footage of conservationist Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park in Tanzania. While there, Sunaya asked Goodall’s mentee, wildlife videographer Bill Wallauer, about his career and what young people can do to help preserve the environment.
By Sunaya DasGupta Mueller, November 14, 2017
Sunaya met artist and architect Maya Lin, who is famous for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Lin spoke about her most-recent memorial,“What is Missing?”, an interactive website that focuses on the mass extinction of species.
By Sunaya DasGupta Mueller, October 31, 2017
Sunaya toured Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ,where more than 300 scientists and students conduct research on climate change, earthquakes, volcanoes and more.
By Ava Park-Matt, October 4, 2017
Ava and her family spent the night at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, where they learned about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and how to ensure that they survive.
By Sadie Kiel, March 22, 2017
Sadie interviewed conservationist Jane Goodall about her life’s work, the youth program that she started called Roots & Shoots, and what kids can do to help save the planet.
By Caroline Tracy, February 23, 2017
Caroline spoke with Maine State Senator Cathy Breen about her role as a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, as well as her efforts to preserve the natural beauty of Maine.
By Ava Park-Matt, January 18, 2017
On Earth Day in 2016, Ava and other student volunteers painted more than 20 colorful murals around storm drains in Hoboken, New Jersey, to raise awareness about the dangers that trash and other contaminants pose to waterways and the environment.
By Stone Shen, April 22, 2016
While in Hawaii, Stone sat down with Roxie Sylva, the Maui Marine Program Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit organization that helps to preserve marine life on Maui, one of Hawaii’s many islands.
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