Earth Day articles: Scholastic News Kid Reporters cover the environment

Stephanie Agresti  //  Apr 18, 2018

Earth Day articles: Scholastic News Kid Reporters cover the environment

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.

Do you know a kid between 10–14 with a “nose for news” and a passion for journalism? The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 program year! All applications must be received by May 31, 2018. Download the application and learn more about the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps here:

Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet

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.

Mount St. Helens Rumbles

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.

Wild About Conservation

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.

Maya​ ​Lin:​ ​An Artist​ for​ ​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. 

Learning More About the Climate

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.

Sleeping With the Wolves

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.

Seeds of Hope

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.

Defending the Environment

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.

Only Rain Down the Drain

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.

Coral Reefs in Danger

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.

You can also celebrate Earth Day this year with additional resources for teachers and parents, and watch what happens behind-the-scenes at a recycling center, here.

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