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World Space Week 2016

World Space Week

Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate the United Nations-declared World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2016. This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.

World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with celebrations in more than 70 nations. During World Space Week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities to excite students about science and technology.

Opportunities at the Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

A message from our friends at the Independence Seaport Museum  --  At Independence Seaport Museum, water is the unifying thread, bridging the Museum’s National Historic Landmark ships with exhibitions and programs that let visitors discover the science, history and culture of our waterways. Featuring such popular educational programming as Deep Sea Science, Sound Under the Sea, Ecological Stowaways, and Ecology of the Delaware, a field trip to Independence Seaport Museum is perfect for all ages!

This lightning was captured during a thunderstorm on August 13, 2016. This was the same time that the city of Philadelphia was experiencing its fifth heat wave of the summer.

Storm on 08/13/2016

Geoscience Currents #111: Total Employment in the Geosciences, 2014

American Geosciences Institute

With the Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2016 publication due out shortly, AGI is sharing a change to their interpretation of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data in order to estimate the size of the geoscience workforce in the United States.  The updated count of geoscientists in the workforce in 2014 includes the BLS counts of atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, marine sciences, space sciences, environmental sciences, and geography postsecondary teachers.  AGI is projecting a 10% increase in the number of employed geoscientists over the next decade.

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