Margie Turrin, Author at State of the Planet

Margie Turrin, is Education Coordinator at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where she develops and runs science education projects for groups from informal community education, to K12 and undergraduate students. Her projects and publications range from engaging students and the public in the polar regions, understanding our Earth and environment, human interactions and impacts on their environment, Hudson River education, biodiversity, mapping and spatial skills assessments.

Recent Posts

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High School Students Learn From and Educate Communities About Hudson River Ecosystems

In the Next Generation of Hudson River Educators program, students learned what community members think about the Hudson and developed tools to share their own findings.

by |October 29, 2021
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Personal Interviews Gain Insights to Community Perspectives

Interviews provide an emotional and thoughtful connection to others through discussing and sharing over topics that they might never have a chance to discuss otherwise.

by |September 6, 2021
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Issues of Inequity Explored By the Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

When it comes to access to nature and environmental protection of these resources, environmental resources are all too often not allocated equitably.

by |August 29, 2021

A Summer Immersed in the Hudson: Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.

by |September 4, 2020

Environmental Justice Through the Eyes of The Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

In a summer program, students learned about and discussed the science of the Hudson River watershed, as well as the social issues present in their daily lives.

by |August 31, 2020

Greenland Rising: The Future of Greenland’s Waterfront

While much of the world is planning for flooding and inundation from changes in sea level, Greenland is facing a much different future.

by |February 5, 2020

On June 1st, Fish Will Be Filling Our Nets All Around New York City

Join us on Saturday, June 1st to explore one of New York’s most underrated treasures: our productive waterways!

by |May 24, 2019

Into Deep Field

Moving a team from a science base into a deep field camp in Antarctica comes with a mix of high energy and optimism.

by |February 20, 2019
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Laying the Groundwork for Some Major Antarctic Field Campaigns

Fieldwork in Antarctica adds a whole new layer to the meaning of planning. When heavily field-based projects are planned, it is common for preliminary fieldwork to precede the larger project.

by |January 27, 2019
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Interactive Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Climate Change and Its Impacts

In celebration of Climate Week NYC, here are 10 sample questions from our Climate Challenge game on Kahoot!

by |September 27, 2018