NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center participated in the 2009 Earth Day observance at Edwards Air Force Base April 21 with educational displays and demonstrations relating to the center's involvement in environmental science. Hosted by the base's environmental management department under the theme "Living a Sustainable Life," the observance featured informational displays and educational activities about environmental issues and a tree planting in celebration of Arbor Day.
Image Right: Dryden public affairs specialist Beth Hagenauer of Tybrin Corp. shows Branch Elementary School student Aubrey Knight areas where the Ikhana unmanned aircraft flew during infrared wildfire imaging missions in 2007. (NASA photos / Tom Tschida)
->Children listened with rapt attention as NASA Dryden education specialist Tibi Marin outlined the negative effects of pollution and chemical contamination of our oceans, rain forests, rivers, land and atmosphere on the planet during her presentations during the 2009 Earth Day observance at Edwards Air Force Base. Using the ocean's food chain to illustrate her message, Marin stressed that humans must protect the Earth through conservation of resources and protection of the environment before the effects of global warming and pollution become irreversible. ->