Junior Paleontologist Program

National Park Service

The Junior Paleontologist Program is a part of the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program. The goal of the Junior Ranger Program is to connect young people to their national parks through a variety of in-park activities that are designed to introduce them to the national park system and cultivate future generations of park stewards. Programs range from simple scavenger hunts for younger children, to multi-day ranger-led activities. Over 200 National Park Service areas currently have Junior Ranger programs.

NOAA's Teacher at Sea 2017 season - apply this November

NOAA Teacher at Sea

Application period: November 1 to November 30, 2016 at 5PM ET

The Mission of the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an interdisciplinary research experience. Teacher at Sea has sent over 700 teachers out on NOAA Research cruises.

Women in Science Profiles (WiSci files)

Women in Science Profiles

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.

Wanted: high school volunteers for Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation

From PA DCNR  --  Governor Tom Wolf re-established the Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation by Executive Order  2015 – 13 on November 24, 2015, and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) is currently accepting applications from high school students, ages 14 – 18, for 20 volunteer positions on the youth council.

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.

FREE AMS DataStreme Online Graduate Courses

American Meteorological Society

Here is an opportunity for free graduate credits in science while learning about oceans, weather, and climate.

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has received major support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct a Teacher Professional Development Project with a strong leadership component. In response, the DataStreme Project has been developed and is being implemented nationwide. The DataStreme Project is an innovative set of internet-based distance-learning courses directed towards middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers.