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Natural Resources & Conservation


Saving the 'Blue Heart' of the Planet One Hope Spot at a Time

Covering over 70 percent of the earth’s surface and home for 97% of life on Earth, the ocean acts as a natural life support system, driving climate and weather, stabilizing temperature, and shaping the Earth’s chemistry. Over the past 50 years, we have drawn down the ocean’s assets rapidly with a significant loss of coral…

December 19, 2015 • Event NewsExhibitor SpotlightNatural Resources & Conservation

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Want To Know The Latest Innovations in Land and Biodiversity Conservation? Start Here

When you think innovation, what comes to mind? Chances are it might be technology related – but what’s not as common to come across in the trending news articles is innovation in the nature conservation arena. Conservation innovation stems from passionate work done by volunteers and environmental professionals striving to develop initiatives that protect land,…

December 19, 2015 • Event NewsExhibitor SpotlightNatural Resources & Conservation


Microplastics: The Toxic Food for Fish

The ocean is massive, covering more than 70% of the planet. That’s roughly 140 million square miles of surface. Did you also know that only about 10% of this vast and beautiful entity has been explored by humans? This may be hard to imagine as it seems like humankind has left no stone unturned, but…

December 19, 2015 • Latest NewsNatural Resources & Conservation


Land: Forests and Trees

In a general sense, everyone knows how important forests and trees are for human beings. Plants produce approximately half the oxygen on the planet. Every other breath comes from the forests, trees, and other plants of the world. Forests, like the Amazon rainforest, are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They…

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Water: Oceans, Lakes & Rivers

Water is synonymous with life on Earth. In each of its forms, water is the lifeblood of all humans, animals, and plants. Although we named it “Earth,” our planet is more than 70 percent ocean. Microscopic marine microbes like plankton generate the other half of all oxygen on Earth. Humans are just beginning to understand…

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Air & Climate

Air pollution and quality are global issues. Smog paralyzes cities from China to Indonesia, American children suffer from higher and higher rates of asthma, and poor air quality leads to thousands of premature deaths a year. The good news? There are some fantastic organizations and technologies out there cleaning up our skies. Weather and climate…

December 19, 2015 • AttendNatural Resources & Conservation

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Pollinator Awareness

This area showcases key actions that will help bring monarchs, months, bees, and other pollinators back to healthy populations. Earth Day Texas is looking to include a butterfly aviary with the help of the Texas Discovery Gardens, and showcase the efforts of a number of groups in this field, including: the White House Pollinator Health Task…

December 19, 2015 • AttendNatural Resources & Conservation


Creature Teacher

The Creature Teacher brings wildlife education to you! Her exhibit will include the opportunity to see animals like coatimundi, snakes, and frogs — even tarantulas and scorpions. With such a wide array of amazing animals, the Creature Teacher not only educates but also makes learning interactive and fun.

December 19, 2015 • AttendNatural Resources & Conservation

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