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Celebrate Earth Day online again with Earth Optimism.
Meet Sruthi, a National Geographic Young Explorer and aspiring eco-journalist.

Meet Sruthi Gurudev: Aspiring Eco-Journalist and Ocean Conservationist

March 5th, 2021, 1:26PM
James Miller has used his personal passion for wildlife to draft other youth to the cause.
Don't forget to give to the planet this holiday season.

5 Ways to Bring Earth Optimism to the Holidays

December 3rd, 2020, 12:36PM
The Global Co Lab Network and Smithsonian Conservation Commons partnered to create the Eco Teen Action Network to empower teens locally and globally to address the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and Earth Optimism.

Meet The Eco Teens Who Are Learning How To Save The Planet

December 3rd, 2020, 11:00AM
Rachael Brenneman (left), Julia Smith (center), and Skye Austin (right) pose with supplies for their remote research projects. Photo: Amy Hruska

Three Undergraduate Students Share Their Remote Research Experience

December 2nd, 2020, 2:36PM
Fred Tutman is the Patuxent Riverkeeper, the longest-serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region, and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the nation
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Sahara Conservation Fund ecological monitoring member Habib Ali (next to vehicle) engaging in typical day-to-day monitoring of reintroduced oryx. Photo credit: Tim Wacher, Zoological Society of London.
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