Where Learning Happens: Highlights from the 2010 Annual Report

Can you hear us now? The online SHOUT program encourages young people to engage in global issues, participating in their own communities and online. For example, students on six continents are measuring tree growth in their backyards and sending the results to a Smithsonian Environmental Research Center database. The dynamic electronic platform at hosts online discussions with Smithsonian experts, posts student work, and propels teachers to hone their own craft.

Posted: 25 September 2011
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Alex di Giovanni has been editing The Torch since August 2006. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she worked as a writer and editor for the National Geographic Society, Plexus Scientific, The Nature Conservancy, The National Foreign Language Center and St. Martin’s Press, among others. She has the best job in the world.