Episode 201 - Butterflies... to NASA's JPL

Original Airdate: 
Monday, September 13, 2010 - Sunday, September 19, 2010
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 - Sunday, August 10, 2014

Eco Company is covering a lot of ground...from the Breaking Ground Conference in San Francisco, to Students for Solar Schools in Thousand Oaks, to an insect museum at the University of California Davis, to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. First Brendan and Jordan find out what's going on at the Breaking Ground Conference and discover teens planting 10,000 seedlings a year, using creativity to create art from trash and sprucing up their neighborhoods...literally!

Then Jessica meets up with students at Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, California, who started the organization Students for Solar Schools. Their quest to get solar panels for their own high school grew into a network of high schools across the nation working together to bring solar power to education...and they got a great education in the process!

Then Jordan gets this week's choice assignment checking out a museum that houses over 7 million bugs, insects and invertebrates (yeah right)! She not only gets to hold a very large Walking Stick, she also goes butterfly hunting with the butterfly guy...and learns how climate change affects the insect world!

Adam wraps up the show with a visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and learns that they do a lot more than make unmanned spacecrafts. The scientist here spend a lot of time studying the earth, and specifically, climate change and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. What they are finding will surprise you!