Story Time with Leticia Colon de Mejias
May18

Story Time with Leticia Colon de Mejias

Pesky plastic: An Environmental Story Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story is a fun and educational book about plastic and its impact on our planet. Discover the dangers of “pesky plastic” in our oceans. Learn what you can do to help Sally, Allen, Pat and all the sea animals survive “pesky plastic.” This ecology-centered story is a wonderful way to begin conversations with children about how each person’s actions directly affect the environment. Aligns with National Education Science Standards. Defeating the Phantom Draw Defeating the Phantom Draw is a fun and educational book for kids about where electricity comes from and how we can use our minds and actions to make choices that save energy and defeat the Phantom Draw. This book aligns with the following Next Generation Science Standards*: 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS3-1 and 5-ESS3-1. Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy is a fun and educational book about energy conservation. Poppi the Frog teaches Dinero about energy, where it comes from, how it is used, and what we can do to conserve energy and reduce pollution. Aligns with National Education Science Standards (NSES). Dinero The Frog Learns to Save Energy Luis And The Giant LUIS AND THE GIANT – Fee-fi-fo-fum! I hear the story of a Puerto Rican! Can Luis use his Latino heritage to teach a giant and the world that we can conquer fear with love? Luis & The Giant Mrs. Busy Bee Mrs. Busy Bee is always BUZZ BUZZ BUZZING about. With the help of a friendly Butterfly, she and her children learn the meaning of “stopping to smell the flowers,” and “taking the time to appreciate the little things in life.” This story holds lessons about life, love, family, and listening to the quiet voice within us. It...

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Hartford’s Earth Day
Apr27

Hartford’s Earth Day

CREATING A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABLE THINKERS® WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 [11:30 am – 12:30 pm] Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story Leticia Colon de Mejias Dynamic author, award-winning entrepreneur and activist Leticia Colon De Mejias reads from her books, written to national science standards for children ages Kindergarten through Grade 3. Find comfort and inspiration for a better future in Leticia’s stories and unique perspective. View the book reading at : https://www.facebook.com/gewsavetheday Green Eco Warriors is a Connecticut based nonprofit. Since 2008, we have been creating and disseminating science based sustainability focused graphic texts, comic books, children’s books, magazines and providing live seminars and performances in schools across America. Our sustainability educational tools are aligned with national science standards. Our lessons take a holistic approach to learning, incorporating environmental, health, and social perspectives in a format that children can easily understand. Our mission is to help each child bring out their inner Warrior and to help them learn to see the world through science with an eye towards problem solving. Our goal is to encourage all youth to engage with the world through nature, science, and the arts. We work to help youth develop and apply their own special talents (super powers). We are honored to work with Hartford’s Office of Sustainability and provide this copy of, “Pesky Plastic, an Environmental story”, and the online book readings. We hope you will enjoy the books and the readings, and that they inspire you to dig into science, environmental leadership, and develop your inner warrior. This book reading and your books were sponsored by a grant through your Hartford office of sustainability and the Nonprofit Green Eco Warriors, along with support from Energy Efficiencies Solutions, a partner of EnergizeCT. Happy 50th Earthday! To learn more about Green Eco Warriors, visit https://www.gewportal.org To learn...

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Working with students is the best part of our work
Oct18

Working with students is the best part of our work

These youth had excellent questions for this career panel which featured doctors, marine biologists, musicians, a dancer, teachers, environmentalist, insurance actuaries, and our Green Eco Warriors President @ Annie Fisher STEM school...

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Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story

A fun, educational book about plastic and its impact on our planet. Discover the dangers of “pesky plastic” in our oceans to Sally the sea turtle, Pat the pelican, and Allen the albatross, and help them survive “pesky plastic. This ecology-centered story is a wonderful way to begin conversations with children about how each person’s actions directly affect the environment.We offer fun and educational books on a variety of topics including energy conservation, recycling, and reducing pollution. This book aligns with the following Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-3 and 5-ESS3-1, and the following Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8. Additionally, Green Eco Warriors has aligned Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story with Connecticut’s 2010 Science Curriculum & Assessment Expectations and 2015 Social Studies Frameworks. Price:...

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Energy and the Environment Basics – Global Warming
Aug23

Energy and the Environment Basics – Global Warming

Think of the planet’s atmosphere as a bath tub that is filling with water faster than the drain can empty it. It is the same for CO2 and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. If we don’t stop adding CO2 at a faster rate than it can be removed, the atmosphere will be overloaded, just like how the tub will overflow with too much water. We must stop adding greenhouse gases and increase the amount of plants that naturally remove the carbon dioxide from the environment. If we give the planet a chance to catch up, then the atmosphere will find balance. All we have to do is turn off the “faucet” and stop the pollution at its source! Every type of Energy Source has a different impact on the environment. Some of the effects of these energy sources include toxic waste and the release of green house gases. On the other hand, renewable energy sources are clean and cause little environmental impact. They are safer, more responsible alternatives to non-renewable energy sources which we use today. Did you Know? Most carbon emissions, and other types of pollution in the environment come from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, gas, and oil. These fuels are used for most of our energy needs, including electricity production and powering cars and other vehicles. We use more electricity today than ever before. Electricity is part of our everyday life. Think about how we use it to: cook and to keep food from spoiling heat and light homes and businesses wash and dry our clothes watch TV and play video games keep our electronic devices like cell phones or tablets charged The types and the amount of electricity we use directly impacts our environment! The good news is that you can make a positive...

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