NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newscenter_img NASA science and technology is helping us all live more sustainably on our home planet and adapt to natural and human-caused changes. Credits: NASAAs the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving our home planet’s environment with a week of online events, stories and resources.NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science we conduct from orbit and the technology we’ve developed by living in space and exploring our solar system and universe – is returning benefits every day to people around the world, particularly those who are working on environmental issues. From documenting Earth’s changing climate to creating green technologies to save energy and natural resources, NASA is helping us all live more sustainably on our home planet and adapt to natural and human-caused changes.Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no in-person NASA activities are planned for Earth Day. However, NASA is bringing people together virtually for Earth Day with new online content, programming and activities, including an extensive array of at-home projects in the #EarthDayAtHome collection, which debuts Thursday, April 16.NASA’s observation of the Earth Day golden anniversary began on March 3 with a “50-Day Countdown” of daily social media posts highlighting many of the agency’s Earth images and environmental projects. All of these posts are available on a blog updated daily on NASA’s Earth Day website, which also includes a toolkit of activities for students and families. New content will be posted to the site beginning Monday, April 13. The NASA Earth Facebook account and @NASAEarth on Twitter and Instagram also will have special content through Earth Day.Highlights of NASA Earth Day content and activities over the next two weeks:Monday, April 13NASA’s Curious Universe podcast- From the sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest, where scientists study how this massive ecosystem is changing, to Los Angeles, where Annmarie Eldering – a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – found her calling to study air pollution, this episode takes listeners on a tour of the many ways the agency observes and studies our home planet.Wednesday, April 15Make Your Own Satellite View of Earth – Explore 20 years of satellite views of our home planet in NASA’s online data archive and create your own Earth Day snapshot or animated GIF with the NASA Worldview data visualization application. An easy-to-use map interface lets you explore this global archive to see hurricanes forming, wildfires spreading, icebergs drifting and more. A special Earth Day gallery of images will be available on April 15 for inspiration along with a tutorial to help you use Worldview to create your own Earth Day images.Thursday, April 16NASA’s Earth Day at Home – Although people around the world are socially distancing, NASA is creating an opportunity to observe Earth Day virtually with the #EarthDayAtHome collection of new and curated activities and information that debuts on Thursday, April 16 on nasa.gov/earthday. The collection includes at-home science activities, videos from Earth and space, downloadable posters, social media engagement and more. Many resources will be available in both English and Spanish. Everyone is encouraged to share images of what they did to observe Earth Day using the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.Lecture: “How NASA Observes Earth from Air and Orbit” – NASA’s JPL will host a livestream of its monthly von Kármán lecture on how NASA monitors global change from space and from closer to the ground, with aircraft, boats and buoys. This webcast will be conducted via video conference, with speakers joining remotely from home. Watch live at 7 p.m. PST (10 p.m. EST) via YouTube and submit your questions via the chat feature.Wednesday, April 22“NASA Science Live” broadcast – The Earth Day episode will feature experts from around the agency talking about how NASA science and technology are used to understand and improve our environment. The half-hour program will explore important discoveries about our home planet, advances in green technology and aircraft, and a new interactive app to let anyone at home help NASA map coral reefs around the world. The program airs at 12 p.m. PST (3 p.m. EST) on NASA TV, YouTube Premiere, Facebook Watch Party, Periscope/Twitter and Ustream.Earth Science Video Talks – NASA Earth science experts have recorded a series of short videos on a wide range of topics, from scientific advances since the first Earth Day to research expeditions in the air and on the ground. The series will be posted in a playlist on NASA’s Science Mission Directorate YouTube channel.Live Q&A with Astronaut Chris Cassidy – NASA’s Chris Cassidy, who just arrived at the International Space Station on April 9, will answer questions submitted by social media users wanting to know more about his spaceflight experience and his views of our home planet from 250 miles above. Viewers can tune in to NASA TV starting at 9:10 a.m. PST (12:10 p.m. EST) to see questions answered live from the orbiting laboratory.Tumblr Answer Time: NASA Earth Science – In collaboration with Tumblr, Sandra Cauffman, acting director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, and Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, will go live on NASA’s blog to answer questions submitted by followers about how the agency uses space to protect and sustain our home planet. Users across Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr will be able to submit questions starting Monday, April 13. The two experts will engage directly with users by recording video answers from their homes for the agency’s first-ever Answer Time hosted by NASA science leadership. Videos will be released from 10-11 a.m. PST (1-2 p.m. EST) on NASA’s Tumblr blog.Instagram Takeover with Astronaut Jessica Meir – In a collaboration with Instagram, NASA’s Jessica Meir created a series of short videos from the International Space Station about the science done on the station and how it relates back to Earth. The videos will be released from Instagram on Earth Day while NASA social media accounts share related content. Instagram will also feature a love letter to Earth from space written by Meir while on board the station.Learn more about NASA’s Earth science programs at https://www.nasa.gov/earth Science and Technology NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome From podcasts to live Q&A sessions to image galleries, the agency offers an entire world of ways to celebrate and learn more about our home planet. 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Argo Athletes Honored at PSA Banquet

first_img April 16, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Sports Association honored six West Florida student athletes with special achievement awards on Friday night’s PSA Annual Awards Banquet at the New World Landing. Felipe Lawall and Keith Savage from men’s soccer, Lindsay Nemanich from women’s soccer, and Suzana Cavalcante, Tammy Kevey, and Mandy Septoe of women’s tennis were recognized for their UWF career achievements.Senior forward Felipe Lawall (Soracaba, Brazil / South Georgia College) will be remembered as one of the top offensive threats in UWF history. In three years at UWF he scored 32 goals with 19 assists. He was an NSCAA All-America in 2006, and a two-time NSCAA All-Region selection. Lawall was a GSC All-Tournament selection in 2003 and 2006. Junior forward Keith Savage (Gulf Breeze, Fla. / Gulf Breeze HS) was also a NSCAA All-America in 2006, and twice named to the NSCAA All-Region team. In last year’s NCAA II Regional Tournament he was named most outstanding player. Savage was GSC Freshman of the Year in 2003. West Florida soccer won the GSC Championship last season. They reached the national semifinal with a 20-1-3 record.Senior defender Lindsay Nemanich (Houston, Texas / Langham Creek HS) was a Daktronics and NSCAA All-America selection in 2006. Along with being an all-region defender by both Daktronics and the NSCAA, she was the 2006 GSC Co-Player of the Year. Nemanich anchored last year’s defense that allowed just 10 goals, including 14 shutouts. She helped lead UWF to NCAA II Tournament appearances in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006.Sophomore Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was honored as the ITA / NCAA II National and Regional Rookie of the Year for 2006. She became the third women’s tennis player in conference history to be named the GSC East Division Player of the Year and GSC East Division Freshman of the Year. Sophomore Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) and Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) were honored for their accomplishments as an elite doubles team. They won UWF’s first women’s tennis doubles title at the ITA / NCAA II National Small College Championships in 2006. Kevey and Septoe compiled a record of 24-4 last spring, and were ranked 22nd in the country.The PSA Special Achievement Award is described as an award that encourages excellence in sports activities by organizations that have made significant contributions in the Pensacola area during the past year or years. This award may be given to individuals or groups for their achievementsPrint Friendly Version Argo Athletes Honored at PSA Banquet Sharelast_img read more