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August 1, 2004 | Evan Halper and Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a $105.4-billion state budget before a cheering crowd Saturday, enacting a compromise spending plan that avoids new taxes but depends heavily on borrowing. Before signing the budget bill, Schwarzenegger used his veto power to trim an additional $116 million from social service, education and environmental programs on top of the cuts he already had worked out with legislative leaders. The budget is taking effect a month late.
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NEWS
November 6, 1986
The William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom and its founding president, Sooky Goldman, have received the Take Pride in America Award presented by the National Park Service to recognize community contributions. Last year the outdoor classroom conducted education programs for more than 20,000 people, focusing on inner-city children. One of its more popular programs is Babes in the Woods, which provides environmental education for parents with toddlers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA
After every seven-week grading period, top students at Lawrence Middle School are rewarded with an invitation to a performance in the school's auditorium. Students have been entertained with talent shows and laser demonstrations as well as dance performances. But never a concert with professional singers--until Wednesday, that is.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1995
That there's controversy over environmental education is old news (Nov. 13). Partisans on every side of every issue have been accusing each other of propagandizing in classrooms since someone calculated that a sixth-grader could be voting in six years. But what they're criticizing is not environmental education; it's environmental advocacy. Almost never reported is the good news: that teachers can choose from among dozens of quality environmental education programs for use in their classrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1992
A Topanga Elementary School teacher was honored Wednesday as California's best environmental education instructor by a state conservation organization. Leslie Dahlquist was named Environmental Education Teacher of the Year by the California Assn. of Resource Conservation Districts at an annual conference in Ventura. Dahlquist won the award for her extensive environmental curriculum at Topanga, where she teaches kindergarten and first grade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1998
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will receive a $5,000 grant for an elementary school curriculum, federal officials announced. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the National Environmental Education Act, will enable the conservancy to train teachers and parent volunteers in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District to adapt lessons on local habitats. The conservancy is required to raise matching funds.
NEWS
November 13, 1995 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arizona state Rep. Rusty Bowers began campaigning against environmental education after his son came home from a grade school ecology class declaring that coyotes didn't kill sheep. In Virginia, business consultant Jo Kwong questioned how environmental issues were being presented in local schools when her children became obsessed with recycling household waste but couldn't explain what recycling did.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989
Plants--Southern California Botanists will hold a symposium on endangered plant communities of Southern California from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Cal State Fullerton. Admission is $7. For information, call (714) 773-2428. Meanwhile, Bill Neill of Anaheim is leading another desert trip to clear out non-native tamarisk trees--this time a two-day trip beginning Saturday to Ash Meadows and Shoshone. For information, call Neill, (714) 779-2099.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996 | TIM MAY
The University of California's Natural Reserve System and the Mountains Restoration Trust have signed an agreement allowing the continued use of portions of the UCLA Stunt Ranch Reserve for popular student environmental education programs. The 67-acre ranch, a chaparral- and oak-filled riparian reserve located about four miles inland between Malibu and Calabasas, is used by researchers, students and local educational groups to study resource management, wildlife ecology and archeology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds of little living hunks of coral got a new lease on life Monday at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. They will not join thousands of other pieces of contraband coral on coffee tables across the United States. Instead, they will be be used to teach children and other aquarium goers around the state about the threat to the world's coral reefs, the importance of preserving them, and why it is a bad idea to wear coral jewelry.
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | ERIC BAILEY and MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The tranquillity of Yosemite National Park was jarred by tragedy once again as the decapitated body of a young employee was discovered in a forested thicket, just months after three female tourists were murdered in a case that gripped the nation. The slaying of the 26-year-old environmental educator came as another blow to a national park that has been reeling this year from a series of tragedies that have sapped spirits and in some cases turned back tourists.
MAGAZINE
November 1, 1998 | PATT MORRISON
Why the fervid romance with the prospect of life aboard space stations when we already live well above the earth anyway, so disconnected are we from what really happens on it? It is possible to spend a sanitized lifetime of breathing, dressing, eating, driving, working and consuming without ever confronting how all of that is possible. Perhaps only in natural disaster, childbirth and death must we plug into the raw and real elements of living.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1998
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will receive a $5,000 grant for an elementary school curriculum, federal officials announced. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the National Environmental Education Act, will enable the conservancy to train teachers and parent volunteers in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District to adapt lessons on local habitats. The conservancy is required to raise matching funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jane Goodall, the internationally known researcher in chimpanzee behavior who now devotes much of her time to educating youth around the world about environmental matters, was in her element Monday. Behind her, dozens of playful apes climbed and swung inside a revamped Los Angeles Zoo chimpanzee penthouse. Before her, about 75 elementary school students cheered the 64-year-old English ethologist with the energy more commonly reserved for a rock star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997
Students at West Hollywood Elementary School got a visit from a "time traveler" in a silver suit Wednesday as the county Department of Public Works launched an effort to teach children about recycling. Ginger Vadurro, the department's director of environmental programs, said the educational program features an actor portraying "Al Luminum," a character from the 22nd century who has returned to Earth to teach children about the benefits of recycling.
NEWS
December 18, 1988 | ROCHELLE RILEY, The Washington Post
At the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, the smell of pine, maple and the Severn River envelops the rough-hewn cabins that dot the 23-acre retreat in central Anne Arundel County. Here, young students hike in the woods, discovering which roots and berries are poisonous and which can help them survive in the wild. Others try to find the queen bee among hundreds of drones and workers encased behind glass in the trunk of a tree.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Times and eight other organizations received the first presidential gold medals for environmental and conservation achievement at a White House Rose Garden ceremony Thursday. Before presenting the nine awards and 23 citations--including one to 12 Times Mirror magazines for their environmental education and communications--President Bush referred to his visit last month to the Grand Canyon, where he launched an appeal for conservation.
NEWS
November 12, 1996 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every weekday morning when children file into their classrooms, they may be exposed to more than higher learning. In too many cases they'll be breathing a stale mix of dust, molds, chalk dust, pesticides and hydrocarbons. Or perhaps, paint fumes and carpet chemicals might be the villains. For some children this indoor air pollution, both at school and at home, can make them sick. Dr. Doris J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
Jess Morton got involved with the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society 20 years ago because he wanted to learn about the wildlife in his backyard. And through Audubon he learned about the hummingbirds, sparrows and doves that come to visit his San Pedro home and how to care for the environment. But most important, Morton, 59, has learned to share his knowledge and recently received national recognition for starting a program that educates teenagers about the environment.
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