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STEM Outreach’s Bright Futures event April 30 will teach students how to harness wind energy

April’s strong, gusty winds are good for more than just flying kites. The next Bright Futures program, “Fun with Wind Energy,” will introduce elementary and middle school students to alternative energy and the science behind wind turbines. This free event will begin

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Green Lens Environmental Film Festival offers six-day celebration, awareness of Mother Earth

Celebrate Earth Week at the third annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival, scheduled from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25. The festival offers film screenings, filmmaker talks, outdoor adventures, kids’ crafts, DIY presentations and a “Green Night Out” in downtown DeKalb

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Building castles in the sand this spring break? Wash thoroughly afterward, researchers say

Spring-breakers headed for the beachfront be forewarned: It’s not just polluted water that can harbor illness-causing microbes; digging around in the sand can pose risks, too, especially for children. “Beach sand is definitely a major source of pathogen exposures,” says Northern Illinois

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NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy looking for new director

The NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy (ESE) is conducting an on-campus search for a new director. ESE is an interdisciplinary unit with the goal to conduct foundational research and education on pressing environmental and energy-related issues.

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