NSTA's New Science Teacher Academy: Now Accepting Applications


The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) offers second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers the opportunity to participate in the New Science Teacher Academy, a yearlong professional development and mentoring program co-founded with a grant from the Amgen Foundation. Emphasizing quality science teaching, enhanced teacher confidence, classroom excellence, and solid content knowledge, participants (Academy Fellows) enjoy top-notch face-to-face and online support and access to comprehensive educational resources.

NASA looking for middle school girls to help change the world through STEM

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Women@NASA has created five-week virtual mentoring projects for middle school (grades 5-8) female students. Through Skype or Google Chat, girls are mentored by a NASA employee – it could be an engineer, accountant, scientist, or astronaut. For updates and application information, visit:

This image, taken on a rainy day, is the stream bed of Rocky Run, with approximately one foot of the channel anchored with plant roots exposed, at Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA.

Rocky Run, Media, PA

The "ghost town" that even lost its zip code, Centralia still fascinates Earth scientsits and non-scientists alike with the underground fire that still burns to this day.  At times, plumes of smoke can still be seen coming from the ground.


Turbulence in the Ocean webinars

Below is information about a webinar series produced by COSEE-Ocean Systems that may be of interest to those of you who teach oceanography.

Join us for a "turbulent" webinar series!

New Weekly Three-Part Series - Begins January 23rd @ 7PM ET!

From "white-knuckle" plane flights to the soothing swirl of cream in your coffee, turbulence is an ever-present part of our daily lives.

But how much do you know about it?

Join us as we feature three eminent scientists who study this amazing phenomenon? all from the comfort of your own home or office.