October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
There are more than 400,000 people living in the United States with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is usually caused by an error
in cell division called "nondisjunction."
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
LifeScience Moment: A proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors."
On October 3, 1969, a proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted by John McConnell to Peter
Tamaris with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 and the modern environmental movement was born.
Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin was instrumental in founding Earth Day as a
teach-in and to "force this issue onto the national agenda.” 20 million Americans demonstrated across
Senator Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton in 1995 -- the
highest honor given to civilians in the United States -- for his role as Earth Day founder.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
"Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view."
Victor Hugo, French poet and novelist - Les Miserables