Below are some chances to earn additional tutoring hours for class. Count the activity time AND the time it took you to write your reflection/summary.

NPR Podcasts


This link goes to a directory of podcasts put out by NPR. Suggested podcasts to listen to are:

NPR: Alt.Latino music

"Climate Connections" (science)

"Education" (education)

"Environment" (science)

"Fresh Air" (interviews with politicians, musicians, movie makers, artists, authors, leaders in fields)

"Hearing Voices" (news)

"Intelligence Squared" (news)

"It's All Politics" (news)

"Science Friday" (science)
NPR: Story of the Day
"Talk of the Nation" (news)

After listening to a podcast, write a summary of what you have listened to.


Campus LECTURES, MOVIES, ART OR DANCE PRESENTATIONS: connect experiences to TEAMS CLASS TOPICS for tutoring hours.



EARTH DAY 2012, APRIL 18-23: http://www.umass.edu/umhome/events/?q=earthday2012

Earth Day Festival 2012: Movie: The Last Mountain A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all (documentary prominently featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. as he helps fight mountaintop removal in West Virginia coal country). Free popcorn will be provided.Sun Apr 22, 2012, 7:00 pmCampus Center Auditorium

**Earth Day Festival 2012: Green Careers Pane**l Join a discussion with environmental professionals in various organizations and learn about their challenges, opportunities and career paths. Open to all majors.Mon Apr 23, 2012, 3:00 pmCampus Center 164-75

Earth Day Festival 2012: Lecture by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Our Environmental DestinyTIME Magazine's "Hero of the Planet" Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers Earth Day Festival 2012 Keynote Address.Mon Apr 23, 2012, 7:00 pmMullins Center

Write a description of three things that surprised you, what you learned from the event that you did not know before, and how what you know and perceive now might affect how you teach.




Check UMass Amherst's events page for other offerings on different days.