• Environmental Sciences at USM
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    Environmental Sciences at USM

    We’re a department of environmental science and policy and so we offer two programs, one is Environmental Planning and Policy, the other is Environmental Science. and the premise is the people who go on to do planning and policy, need some basic environmental science, about which they’re doing planning and policy and similarly the people who are studying environmental science, well, environmental science takes place in the real world, and most of it is done in consequence of policy; Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous waste. So we kind of marry both of those with the basic sciences. With biology and chemistry and geology things like that. Most of…

  • From Amherst to Washington: Mammoth Preparation for Public Service
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    From Amherst to Washington: Mammoth Preparation for Public Service

    So I’m Josh Josh Eastright. I’m from the class of 1999. I am pleased to be joined here by three of my classmates in the class of [inaudible] 99. Yeah. Um, So just to, I’ll give a quick introduction. I’ll let them talk a little bit more about themselves. But you know, the, the goal of this of this conversation was to talk a little bit about people that are, have a chosen government services, their path, post Amherst. So we’ve chosen three people from the class. It took different routes to give us different perspectives. So Kate Kate Van Til is going to give us the executive branch perspective.…

  • Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek
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    Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek

    Shh! We’re playing hide and seek! But, I can’t seem to find Squeaks. Can you? [Soft music playing] Hah! Found yah! [Giggles] Here at the fort, we’re pretty good at hide and seek. You know why? Because we’ve learned a lot of great tricks from nature! There are lots of kinds of animals that have their own kind of hide and seek — Some animals hide so they can sneak up on their prey– other animals hide so they don’t become dinner! Either way, these animals don’t hide behind curtains or under tables like we do when we want to play hide and seek — they hide in plain sight!…

  • Inside the College for Budding Weed Entrepreneurs
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    Inside the College for Budding Weed Entrepreneurs

    All right: you made it to week 14. How we doing? Congratulations! Good morning, Oak-sterdam! Alright. Fantastic. Remember: the plant — survives off glucoses and sugars… And so — we start to just… I like to work from the bottoms of the flowers… And then — work your way up, to reveal: what’s going on within the flower? Well, there — are now a handful of universities (that teach classes about weed). “Oak-sterdam” — is the first all-inclusive Cannabis college in America. After prop 64 has passed — what is… the legal landscape in California? It’s — not an accredited university. But for fifteen hundred and ninety five dollars —…

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    Camouflage: Animal Hide & Seek

    Shh! We’re playing hide and seek! But, I can’t seem to find Squeaks. Can you? [Soft music playing] Hah! Found yah! [Giggles] Here at the fort, we’re pretty good at hide and seek. You know why? Because we’ve learned a lot of great tricks from nature! There are lots of kinds of animals that have their own kind of hide and seek — Some animals hide so they can sneak up on their prey– other animals hide so they don’t become dinner! Either way, these animals don’t hide behind curtains or under tables like we do when we want to play hide and seek — they hide in plain sight!…

  • Master of Environment and Climate Emergency: take the next step towards a sustainable future
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    Master of Environment and Climate Emergency: take the next step towards a sustainable future

    Around the world, governments have begun to acknowledge a powerful movement that has been dubbed the climate emergency. But when issues are so varied, and of such magnitude, many are left wondering how to effectively respond. Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, is tackling the issue head-on by launching a new masters course in environment and climate emergency. We’re starting this masters in environment and climate emergency as a direct response to the demands of the next generation, but the great thing about it is that we have professors, researchers, PhD students very active in their research who’ll be able to guide you in your dissertation work and give a…

  • St Paul Lutheran School in Green Bay, WI
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    St Paul Lutheran School in Green Bay, WI

    St. Paul is a community but we’re a family and that is for every kid and every family that comes here and chooses to be here. Because of our love for Christ we recognize that every child is unique and a special gift from God and we recognize their gifts and their challenges and we take them where they’re at and help them grow academically, socially, and spiritually along the way. The teachers love the kids and many are parents of children who go here which adds another layer. I love the students that are my kids friends and we get to help them grow in their faith but also…

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    Why is Grass Green? | #aumsum

    It’s AumSum Time. Why is grass green? Because green grass, blue sky and brown mountains look great together. No. First of all, we are able to see objects around us. Because they reflect the sunlight falling on them. Sunlight is comprised of a full spectrum of colors. Including violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. The color of an object depends on which color of sunlight it reflects. Now, strawberries have a pigment called anthocyanin. It absorbs all colors except red. It reflects red. Hence, strawberries appear red. Coal absorbs all colors and doesn’t reflect any. So, it appears black. Now, coming back to the question. The grass appears…