From Joe Levine:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I hope that you find these resources useful in your teaching. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

And please be sure to check out our graduate-level, professional development course for teachers @

Best Wishes,

Joe Levine


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Joe Levine's Presentation on the Anthropocene

Here are three links to Joe Levine's Antoropocene presentation (most recently given at the Chicago NSTA meetings in March of 2015):

Presentation backbone in Keynote format

Presentation backbone in Powerpoint format

Joe's Movie Folder on Dropbox

These links require a little introductory information.
As you recall, the full presentation contains a number of video elements. Some of those video files are quite large (up to 500 MB). In order to decrease the size of the presentation files so that I could upload them from the airport on my way to some board meetings and a conservation summit in Costa Rica, I have removed almost all videos from the presentation files. (Hence my use of the term “backbone.”) But don’t panic!

The videos are all contained in a dropbox folder that I will also give you the link for. That folder also contains more of my favorite videos from various sources; feel free to peruse them.

In each slide from which I have removed a video, I have inserted a comment saying “Insert movie “XYZ” from the dropbox folder.“ To find those videos, open the dropbox folder using the link below, find the files referenced by name in the presentation, download them to your computer, and then insert each file into the appropriate slide of whichever format presentation you use. NOTE: as previously mentioned, some of these files are quite large, … so don’t even try to download them from a slow connection or you might as well hit “download” and go out for a walk! ;)

Most of these videos were produced by the incredible team of scientist/artists at the Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Service, (a branch of NASA, with contributions by NOAA), and it is a courtesy to credit the source when you use them. Please respect the fact that these videos are provided free of charge, as a public service, by a government agency .., and should therefore not be sold. Feel free, however, to copy and distribute them freely to colleagues, friends, students, and any other science nerds you run into.

Please note that a significant number of people will be attempting to access my dropbox in the few days that follow receipt of this email. The last time I distributed links to this many people, there were times when folks got a comment saying something to the effect that “Bandwidth exceeded” or “too many attempts at access currently.” If you find yourself in that situation, just try again a little later, once the digital traffic jam subsides.