Start your school year off right learning new techniques and strategies for taking a standards-based approach to science testing. Only a few seats are left for the AAAS Developing and Using Assessments Aligned to Science Learning Goals workshop, August 7–9 in Washington, DC.
Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today!
Join us for the 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference this fall in Media, PA! Our conference theme is Mapping Our Way as Educators: Leaders In and Out of the Classroom. We will begin Friday evening, October 4, with the movie Extreme Ice (video preview) and a follow-up discussion session, then continue on Saturday, October 5, with a full day of sessions. This year, we will have two keynote sessions.
Life in the Ancient Seas at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History will close permanently on September 30, 2013, as the Smithsonian begins the Fossil Halls renovation. Over 1,000 marine fossils, including trilobites, a mosasaur, and an early penguin will remain on view for only three more months.
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD) to promote public awareness of the issue, and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Overlapping Earth Science Week this year, National Wildlife Refuge Week also is being held October 13-19, 2013. The event celebrates the richness of the 550 units that make up America’s National Wildlife Refuge System.
Whether you prefer to study Earth science firsthand, admire the fall colors, thrill to a sky full of migratory birds, explore a mountain trail, or learn about the cultural resources that are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s conservation mission, you can find what you like at a National Wildlife Refuge.