Monthly Archives: June 2012

Last day of the WYSE Summit

After an inspiring closing ceremony and a challenge to continue the work started at the summit, it was time to pack up and get ready for travel to home.  Hoping everyone made it OK. I have to thank Washington for … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF)

 Volunteers are needed to help the VOF with stewardship of the more than 3,000 easements they protect in the Commonwealth. With eight offices across the state, VOF offers a wide variety of volunteer slots for individuals and now offers opportunities … Continue reading

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School Curriculum “Estuaries 101”

 This new middle school curriculum of information and activities is designed to accompany the existing high school curriculum.  A news release on the middle school curriculum resource is available at http://estuaries.noaa.gov/News/Default.aspx?id=396 , and the main “Estuary Education” Web site is … Continue reading

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EPA Principles for an Energy/Water Future Document Available

EPA encourages all stakeholders (including government, utilities, private companies and ratepayers) to consider these principles and incorporate them into their work. The principles are familiar concepts: water and energy efficiency, a water-wise energy sector, an energy-wise water sector, viewing wastewater … Continue reading

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6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration — October 20-24, 2012

 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration — October 20-24, 2012 — Tampa, Florida – Theme: “Restoring Ecosystems, Strengthening Communities.” The conference focuses attention on the challenges and opportunities facing the coastal habitat restoration community. For more information, go to http://www.estuaries.org/conference/.

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Water is Worth It!

Call for Videos: Theme: “Water is Worth It” – Submission deadline: September 14, 2012 — To help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking people to send in a 15-second video … Continue reading

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The WYSE Gala

After all the hard work was done.  It was time to dance and play and enjoy each others’ company.  Here are some pictures from the gala… The dancers… White Team represent! Wuz up budda flies ????? White Team gamers… A … Continue reading

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National Geographic

Today we visited the National Geographic Society Headquarters.  The Delegates go to hear inspiring presentations about Nat Geo’s Youth Explorer programs and grants.  Who doesn’t want to work for Nat Geo? The Delegates were treated to a rare presentation from Nancy … Continue reading

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U S Capital and the National Mall

Yesterday we visited the Capital Building for group and individual pictures.  Goo to the WYSE 2012 blog and/or website to see the entire group of 2012 Delegates.  In addition, we took a White Team group photo.  The sun was shining … Continue reading

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Visit to Frying Pan Farm

Today, Delegates from many groups went to Frying Pan Farm – a preserved farm that celebrates the agricultural past of Fairfax County. Delegates heard presentations on career options in Agriculture… They heard about opportunities in small animal veterinary … And … Continue reading

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