Education Archives - State of the Planet

Internships Available With Earth Networks Program

The Earth Institute is seeking interns to support its Earth Networks program. Active Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply.

by |October 12, 2020

Our Biggest, Best Event of the Year is Going Virtual

Lamont Open House at Home is four days of exciting and informative virtual earth science activities for children, families, educators, and science enthusiasts of all ages.

by |October 2, 2020
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How the Eco Ambassador Program is Transforming Environmental Education

The program from Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is equipping young people with skills to address environmental crises in their communities.

by Center for Sustainable Development |September 24, 2020
Buildings surrounded by water flowing out of North Carolina's Cape Fear River in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Mary Junell/U.S. Army)

Seeking Intern to Help Investigate Global Flood Risk

The project objective is to create a global flood hazard risk layer, to be included in a flood risk model, that incorporates exposure and social vulnerability that will be capable of capturing climate changes.

by |September 23, 2020

Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

Today, most of those running sustainability units are trained in other fields. As they retire they will be replaced by well-trained sustainability professionals.

by |September 21, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Milo McBride, Climate Advocate and Creative Thinker

The recent graduate shares highlights from his time in the Environmental Science and Policy program, and advice for current students.

by Jiaqi Wang |September 17, 2020
A sign on a building in Albany, New York that reads, "You'll like the Times Union"

Journalism Needs More Diverse Voices

Journalism is supposed to be a two-way conversation, but many voices and cultures are not included on either end of the dialogue. It’s time for a reckoning, according to a recent webinar.

by |September 11, 2020
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Summer Program Helps Youths Identify Public Health Concerns in Their Communities

Learn-Try-Apply interns created plans to address problems of nutrition, mental wellness and substance abuse in their own communities.

by Haein Shin and Lolimar Peña |September 11, 2020

Back to School During a Pandemic

Being in a classroom, even with a mask and with nearly half of my students online, provides a semblance of normalcy and I am grateful for the opportunity.

by |September 8, 2020

A Summer Immersed in the Hudson: Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.

by |September 4, 2020