First and foremost, Welcome to the homepage of the National Biodiversity Teach-In!
We are the students and teachers of the Environmental Science classes at Elgin High School and this is our project to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity.
We became passionate about biodiversity through the story of Martha, the last known living Passenger Pigeon who died on September 1st, 1914. In honor of Martha, we are hosting a National Biodiversity Teach In to mark the 100th anniversary of Martha’s death.
We are hosting a series of webinars with professionals from all over the country on September 22 through 26, 2014.
If you are a classroom teacher….we want you!
TO REGISTER for the webinars- rollover the “Events” tab at the top of the page- Click on “Meet our Webinar Presenters”. Once you are on this page you will find a registration link under the bio of each presenter. Open the link and submit the requested information.
If you’d like to get involved, feel free to reach us at our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MissMarthaThePassengerPigeon?ref=bookmarks or Twitter https://twitter.com/MissMartha1914 .
The following are the faces of just a few of the students who are participating in this project:
Special Thanks to:
The Elgin Technology Center, whose mission is to create sustainable job and business opportunities for tech professionals and companies located in the greater Elgin area and Illinois, for assisting our class by helping us create the website and with continued assistance and support as we progress through our class project.
Also, to Project Passenger Pidgeon, Joel Greenberg and all of the members of Project Passenger Pigeon for inspiring us to take on this HUGE project to honor Martha and all biodiversity.
And, School District U-46 Laptop Mini-grant program. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Vincent for helping us secure 30 laptops and webinar equipment. We also need to thank our entire Informational Services Department for your continued Tech Support in our daunting project!
More information on partnering organizations can be found on our “Partners” page.
There are those people and companies out there who will do what ever it takes to help a group of high school students become successful. Shout out to omNovia for agreeing to host our webinars and make our dream a reality!
For more information about this wonderful company go to our Partner’s Page.