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Contact: Geoff Camphire
AGI Accepting Applications for 2012 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
Alexandria, VA - Does someone you know teach earth science to students between kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.
On Thursday afternoon, December 1, PAESTA will be giving presentations and hosting a reception at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference in Hershey, PA!
1:00PM The Myth(?) of the Super Moon
In this session we will investigate the Moon’s appearance in Earth’s sky using a kinesthetic demo and a software simulation. We will compare the results of these investigations with claims from March 2011 about the appearance of the “Super Moon”.
The National Earth Science Teachers Association has developed an anonymous survey to gather information about climate change education underway in the K-12 classroom today.
A series of free Climate Change Seminars is being offered by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy featuring environmental experts.
Listen in real time to climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest science, policy, law, and economics of climate change. Assign these half-hour calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions.
Learn More about this Free Seminar
Second and third year secondary science teachers are eligible to apply to become a Fellow in the New Science Teacher Academy, an NSTA program that supports new teachers. Participants are offered professional development that blends consistent online learning activities with face-to-face experiences. The Academy provides each teacher with a year-long, discipline-specific mentor, web-based content development courses and other rich resources, membership in the NSTA, and an opportunity to attend the National Conference on Science Education.
Earth Science & Engineering Festival in DC, April 27-29, 2012
The Earth Science & Engineering Festival is the nation’s largest celebration of all things science & engineering and features over 1500 hands-on activities and over 75 performances. We have exciting new programs including a Book Fair, Featured Science & Engineering Authors and a Career Pavilion! http://usasciencefestival.org
March 22nd is World Water Day. The theme this year is Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. http://www.worldwaterday.org
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.