A visit to nature's classroom! Adam reports on an outdoor program where high school students become the teachers working with 4th graders. It's a trip to the local river where where the subject matter is river ecology. The student teachers plan the lessons and teach with passion, and the fourth grade students learn with hands on experience.
The menus at most school cafeterias are filled with pizza, corn dogs, grilled cheese and such...simply pulled from the freezer and heated up. But this cafeteria is different. It is run by Ann Cooper, the renegade chef. Why, because she is on a mission to change menu and provide fresh, organic and healthy foods for students.
Adam discovers a new use for used cooking oil. Who would have known restaurants would be a source for biodiesel fuels. Adam goes to the kitchen to find out more.
Adam visits a materials recovery facility to see what happens to all of the stuff we put into our recycling bins. How is it sorted and what do they do with it? Then he gets a lesson in the 4 “R”s. Knowing the importance of them will help you walk a green path in life.
Eco Company visits the Monterey Bay Aquarium known throughout the world for it's conservation efforts. There are over 35,000 plants and animals in this amazing facility. Jordan gets a special tour with teen volunteers whose messages are music to our ears.
Where does all the plastic and trash go once it gets into the Pacific Ocean? A lot of it ends up in what is known as the Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of swirling waters twice the size of Texas. A scientific mission called Project Kaisei takes us out to the Northern Pacific Gyre to take a look and to remove as much of the waste as they can.
Jordan catches up with a teen committed to stopping global warming within his lifetime. Taylor Francis is taking his message to students and adults around the globe! On a resent trip to China he spoke with students and learned that his counterparts in the world’s largest country are definitely onboard. He is hoping that China & the U.S. can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Brendan travels to the University of California at Davis to visit a wind energy lab! There researchers and students are working to improve the efficiency of wind turbines. They study how wind travels over the blades in a high speed wind tunnel!
These girls are participating in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Young Women In Science program. They get their sea legs and head out on the Monterey Bay. This group is tracking down trash in the water. Jessica put on her life jacket to join them and see what it is all about.
Meet some teens who are up bright and early on a Saturday morning to go to work! They’re giving up part of their weekend to help restore an overgrown grove of redwood trees. Brendan and Jordan grab some gloves to lend a hand and learn why they are passionate about preserving these majestic giants.