Saving the Potomac: Live Locally; Educate Locally; Grow Locally; Creating Locally Based Solutions [9.8.19]

Broadcast Completed (09/08/19). Pending YouTube URL Posting by Channel 10 TV

Guests:

  • Guest 1: Dr. Abbey-Robin Durkin, President, Tardigrade Consulting & Environmental Leader
  • Guest 2: Preston Hughes Goodin, National Honor Society, STEM Program, Boy Scouts, T.C. Williams High School
  • Guest 3: Gregory Durkin, National Honor Society, STEM Program, & JROTC, T.C. Williams High School (Alexandra, VA)
  • Guest 4: Sierra Keat, Rowing Coach & Water Clean-Up Volunteer, Walt Whitman High School (Bethesda, MD) & NCAA Varsity Rowing Team
Segment 1

Dr. Abbey-Robin Durkin, President, Tardigrade Consulting & Environmental Leader, (In Studio); Theme: “Environmental Leadership & ‘Boat Life’ Protecting the Environment While Reducing One’s Carbon Footprint”

Segment 2

Preston Hughes Goodin, National Honor Society, STEM Program, Boy Scouts, T.C. Williams High School, (Alexandra, VA), (In Studio), Theme: “Cleaning the Potomac River: Youth Leadership Development to Protect Our Precious Water Ways”

Segment 3

Gregory Durkin, National Honor Society, STEM Program, & JROTC, T.C. Williams High School (Alexandra, VA), (In Studio), Theme: “Creating Open Gardens and Relaxing ‘Green’ Space for Students and Faculty While Reducing Stormwater Runoff”

Segment 4

Sierra Keat, Rowing Coach & Water Clean-Up Volunteer, Walt Whitman High School (Bethesda, MD) & NCAA Varsity Rowing Team, (Graduate) Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), (In Studio), Theme: “Clean & Safe Rivers for Physical Fitness, Competitions Among Student-Athletics, and Fostering Recreational Boating Activities”


Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:Dr. Abbey-Robin Durkin, President, Tardigrade Consulting & Environmental Leader, (In Studio); Theme: “Environmental Leadership & ‘Boat Life’ Protecting the Environment While Reducing One’s Carbon Footprint”
  • Segment ‘2’: Preston Hughes Goodin, National Honor Society, STEM Program, Boy Scouts, T.C. Williams High School, (Alexandra, VA), (In Studio), Theme: “Cleaning the Potomac River: Youth Leadership Development to Protect Our Precious Water Ways”
  • Segment ‘3’: Gregory Durkin, National Honor Society, STEM Program, & JROTC, T.C. Williams High School (Alexandra, VA), (In Studio), Theme: “Creating Open Gardens and Relaxing ‘Green’ Space for Students and Faculty While Reducing Stormwater Runoff”
  • Segment ‘4’: Sierra Keat, Rowing Coach & Water Clean-Up Volunteer, Walt Whitman High School (Bethesda, MD) & NCAA Varsity Rowing Team, (Graduate) Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), (In Studio), Theme: “Clean & Safe Rivers for Physical Fitness, Competitions Among Student-Athletics, and Fostering Recreational Boating Activities”

Program Overview:

Dr. Abbey-Robin Durkin, President, Tardigrade Consulting has been a leader for almost two decades in the public sector, training military officials, executives, and their teams how to function more efficiently while working under inherently stressful conditions. Such proven methods are also available to the private sector.

Each are tailored products to the specific needs of each client such as: customized team analysis; leadership profiles; competitor analysis; and readiness training. Often traveling in person to locations all over the world, Dr. Durkin teach ways to diplomatically neutralize personality conflicts, help groups prepare for critical events, or rapidly recover from crises.

A key focal point which distinguishes Tardigrade from larger consulting firms is individualized attention and exclusive 24/7 access offered each client. Additionally the Firm has access to an exceptional team of Advisors which enables to expand organically to meet the needs of any request. All services are confidential, legally protected, and secure.

The National Honor Society, or NHS, is a nationwide organization in the United States and consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship; leadership; service; and character. The NHS requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The projects help students meet the required service hour total monthly. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

National Honor Society groups are commonly active in community service activities both in the community and at the school. Many chapters maintain a requirement for participation in such service activities. In addition, NHS chapters typically elect officers, who, under the supervision of the chapter adviser, coordinate and manage the chapter as a student organization.

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior.

The NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment. The NPS employs approximately 27,000 employees who oversee 419 units, of which 61 are designated national parks.

T.C. Williams, named after a former superintendent of schools who served from the mid-1930s until the mid-1960s, opened in 1965. In 2007, a new state-of the-art, environmentally green school opened its doors at the present site. T.C. is a well-respected, comprehensive high school with a current enrollment of approximately 3,600 students in grades 9–12. Two campuses comprise T.C. Williams. The Minnie Howard Campus is home to ninth grade students, who participate in daily classes, sports, and extracurricular activities on the King Street Campus. The King Street Campus is home to students in grades 10 through 12.

The school draws from a population that is economically, racially, and ethnically diverse. As a cross-representation of American society, its diversity blends into a rich, heterogeneous student body. T.C. Williams boasts among the lowest counselor-to-student ratios nationally, to guide student-led development of individualized career and academic plans, as well as a comprehensive school counseling program addressing the social and emotional needs of all students.

Ithaca College is a private liberal arts college in Ithaca, New York. The college was founded by William Egbert in 1892 as a conservatory of music and is set against the backdrop of the city of Ithaca, Cayuga Lake, waterfalls, and gorges. The college is best known for its large list of alumni who have played substantial roles in the media and entertainment industries.

Ithaca College is internationally known for the Roy H. Park School of Communications, which is ranked by several organizations as a top school for journalism, film, media and entertainment. The college has a strong liberal arts core, and offers several pre-professional programs, along with some graduate programs.

Ithaca College has been ranked among the Top 10 masters universities in the “Regional Universities North” category by U.S. News & World Report, every year since 1996, and was ranked 9th in the latest poll. Ithaca College is consistently named among the best colleges in the nation by Princeton Review. Some most recent rankings have the college #3 for theater, #3 for newspaper, and #6 for Radio, and is among the top schools producing Fulbright scholarship recipients.

Walt Whitman High School is ranked first within Maryland. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and examinations. The AP® participation rate at Walt Whitman High is eighty-eight percent. (88%). The total minority enrollment is 33%. Walt Whitman High is 1 of 27 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools of Maryland.

The mission of Walt Whitman High School is to prepare its students for the rigorous demands of the academic and work worlds so that each student may reach their potential as self-directed, creative, and socially responsible individuals. This mission is accomplished through excellence in teaching and learning, made stronger through active partnerships with parents and the community.



Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

 

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!