Advancing Science Literacy at Eastie Farm

As part of CASL (Communities Advancing Science Literacy, a New England Aquarium program conducted in collaboration with East Boston community organizations Eastie Farm, Zumix, Harborkeepers, and Piers Park Sailing Center), Earth Sciences Teacher Molly Niedbala has been engaging with a group of teenagers (working at Eastie Farm during Summer 2019) over a 6 week period to

assess their knowledge of climate science and options for community-scale solutions

provide education through discussions and practical demonstrations at the farm

test their learning at the end of Summer

Here’s Molly discussing that experience on What’s up Eastie?

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AirProofing East Boston

How clean is the air in East Boston? Is there anything you can do about the so called ultra-fine particulate matter that have been linked to pulmonary diseases especially in children? East Boston residents and Mothers Out Front – East Boston Chapter members Julia Burell and Gaby Perry were on What’s up Eastie? discussing their campaign to clean indoor air in East Boston, along with Professor Scott Hersey from Olin College of Engineering.  Julia Burell is also a member of Airport Impact Relief Inc. Earlier this year,  working with Olin College, AIR Inc. launched an air quality monitoring network in East Boston.

To join the Air-proofing campaign, sign up on airpartners.org.

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Julia Burell, Mother Out Front
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Gaby Perry, Mother Out Front

 

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Professor Scott Hersey, Olin College of Engineering

Science & The Seas

This is the first show on What’s up Eastie in a series of Science shows, part of the New England Aquarium’s CASL (Communities Advancing Science Literacy) program. Eastie Farm, Harborkeepers, Piers Park Sailing Center, and Zumix are part of the CASL coalition.

Sunrise in Eastie

Did you know Sunrise Movement’s Executive Director Varshini Prakash lives in East Boston? Listen to Varshini calling in from her travels around the nation inspiring youth to act on climate.

Image (from Twitter): Varshini under an art exhibit by Carolina Aragon; the installation depicts storm flooding in East Boston’s Greenway in 2070.

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