Posts Tagged Education

A Global Imperative: Empowering Women is Critical for World’s Economy & People…

WASHINGTON DC, Mar 1 2019 (IPS) – March 8 marks International Women’s Day, which provides a chance to reflect on the struggle for greater gender equality… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/global-imperative-empowering-women-critical-worlds-economy-people/ Advertisements

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World Tsunami Awareness Day…

Well look at that, I didn’t even know that there was a tsunami awareness day (its good to learn something new anyday), I guess there really is a day specific to anything and for everything these days, no one should say they’re uninformed about stuff. And then when one considers the myriad of natural disasters […]

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Daylight Saving Time 2017: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How…

Intro: Most of the United States has basked in an extra hour of daylight since the spring. But that’s coming to an end. On Nov. 5, most Americans will set their clocks back an hour, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight savings time) comes to an end for the year. These spring and […]

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Interesting facts #18…

Here are some interesting facts from Livescience.com,  all about the number zero. Read about it here: Who Invented Zero?

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‘FMD’ Interesting Facts #12… 

Aphelion and Perihelion The term aphelion refers to the point on a planet’s orbit when it is farthest from its sun.  The Earth is at aphelion on July 4th, on this date it is about 95 million miles or 152 million kilometers from the Sun.  Perihelion refers to the point at which a planet is […]

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Scientists Seek to Update Evolution… 

Recent discoveries have led some researchers to argue that the modern evolutionary synthesis needs to be amended…  Read this article here at quantamagazine.org: Scientists Seek to Update Evolution

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“Environmental education: Aiding conservation and restoration”… Shared from WordPress… 

Environmental education: Aiding conservation and restoration – http://wp.me/p6Ck8B-15G

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New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate… 

Summary:  A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning disabilities. Now researchers offer a better understanding of how, when and why people grasp every day math skills…  Full article at ScienceDaily.com: New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate

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‘FMD’ Interesting Facts, #4…

What is meant by the terms weathering, erosion and transportation?  At the earth’s surface, rocks are constantly being altered by the air, water, ice, temperature changes, and various other factors in the environment. There are different processes or combinations of processes which cause the changes. Weathering – this term refers to a group of destructive […]

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‘FMD’ Interesting Facts, #2…

Microclimates Microclimates are measured over short periods of time and represent climatic variations on rather small scales of just a few kilometers, meters of even centimeters. Microclimates are influenced by the presence of various landscape features such as altitude, vegetation, the color of the ground, the lands aspect, and the presence of boulders or burrows […]

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‘FMD’ Interesting Facts, #1…

Antarctica… It’s the coldest, driest, windiest landmass on the planet, with a mostly featureless surface yet a most interesting landscape with its glaciers, ice sheets, and even a volcano. This is Antarctica, the southernmost continent, in the Southern Hemisphere and surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Antarctica is over 14,000,000 square kilometers, about twice the size […]

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A look at Trinidad and Tobago’s history (#6)…

Articles by historian Angelo Bissessarsingh – entry #6 on FMD The following articles published in the Trinidad Guardian newspapers on June 19th and 26th, and on the 3rd July, 2016, highlight the development of the oil industry in south Trinidad, focusing on the village of Fyzabad… Read the articles here: Part 1 – Fyzabad’s about-face […]

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CSP’s Organisational Strengthening of CACs – Veni Apwann…

Citizen Security Programme, Organisational Strengthening of CACs – Services provided by Veni Apwann

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The Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists Club – 125 Years…

The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists (founded in 1891) have devoted the past 125 years to the study and exploration of Trinidad and Tobago’s natural heritage. Today the Club is still dedicating its knowledge and expertise to the field, welcoming the nature lover, student, scientist, or just the enormously curious to its many activities year […]

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Anguilla – wildlife and heritage…

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The Indian Caribbean Museum…

Located on Waterloo Road, Carapichaima in Central Trinidad, The Indian Caribbean Museum is quite unique, focusing on the preservation of historic materials, including artifacts and documents, specific to descendants of East Indians in the Caribbean region. Its interesting to note that the first East Indian immigrants arrived in the Caribbean during the period 1838 to […]

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The feast of Corpus Christi…

What is Corpus Christi? Apart from being observed as a ‘public holiday’ in many nations, Corpus Christi is actually a latin rite celebrating the body and blood of Jesus Christ… Apart from the Catholic church, the feast is also observed  by Anglicans, some other orthodox faiths, and has also been observed by Lutherans. Read more […]

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Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early…

Report by Brian Kahn on the Greenland melt season on climatecentral.org  “Warm, wet conditions rapidly kicked off the melt season this weekend, more than a month-and-a-half ahead of schedule. It has easily set a record for earliest melt season onset, and marks the first time it’s begun in April…” Read the rest of his report here: […]

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