It is part of the National Geographic Society’s work to ensure that our nation’s youth are Geo-literate—that they understand how Earth’s interconnected human, ecological, and geophysical systems function, and have the ability to apply that understanding to decision-making and problem solving. Geography Awareness Week takes place the third week of November each year with a different theme.
Announcement from WPSU -- This year (2016), WPSU is producing an exciting project aimed at inspiring young women to enter careers in the captivating fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Women in Science Profiles (WiSci files) will introduce viewers to local women in STEM fields through a series of short video profiles and live, interactive online chats. More information about the project is attached to this post.
Written with an attempt to keep ideas simple, this illustrated book gives kids a quick and fun introduction to the Earth and space sciences, emphasizing that geophysicists study and observe things they see now to understand what might have happened in the past and predict what may happen in the future. There is a glossary of terms and a listing of how each coloring page ties in to the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Free Webinar: Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network (http://www.leafpacknetwork.org/lpn/)
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Two sessions: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST
Each session will be 30 minutes of instruction followed by Q & A
It’s time to dust off that Leaf Pack Experiment kit and get ready for the upcoming monitoring season!