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2015 Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS)

Green Apple Day of Service 2015

Announcement from 2015 Green Apple Day of Service  --  I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) in regards to 2015 Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS). If you’re not familiar with GADOS, it’s a worldwide day of service taking place on or around Saturday, September 26th that aims to engage students, teachers, companies, and communities in order to transform schools into healthy, safe and productive environments.

Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 8, 2015

National Ground Water Association

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) celebrates Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 8, 2015, promoting water conservation and contamination prevention as ways to protect groundwater resources.

"Every person can do something to protect local groundwater, from not polluting it to using water wisely," says NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens. "The good news is that for most people all it takes is a small adjustment in their daily habits."

PolarTREC NOW accepting applications until 09/08/15; real-world polar research experience

PolarTREC

Applicaiton deadline: September 8, 2015

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together. By fostering the integration of research and education, PolarTREC will continue the momentum established during the International Polar Year (IPY) by addressing the following program objectives:

AAAS Project 2061 - Participate in an Online Cognitive Interview Study of High School Biology Students

This message is from AAAS Project 2061  --  This summer and fall (2015), AAAS Project 2061 will be conducting cognitive interviews with high school students to learn what they know about evolution and common ancestry. This will help AAAS develop NGSS-aligned assessment items that effectively measure student understanding of these topics. In order to gain a broad picture of what students know and how they think, AAAS plans to interview students across the country using online video communication software such as Skype. Would you be interested in helping AAAS?

Pennsylvania Geographical Society Teacher Recognition Award

Pennsylvania Geographical Society

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) Awards Committee is soliciting nominations and self-nominations for the following 2015 award:

Teacher Recognition Award.  Given to K-12 teachers who are effective at teaching Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science or other courses such as Social Studies where a significant geographic component is present.  More than one award is given each year, and recipients need not be members of PGS.

Nominations or self-nominations should be sent to: 

National Environmental Education Week - April 19-25, 2015

EE Week 2015

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education. It is held each spring around the time of Earth Day and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. This year, EE Week looks at how science can help us better understand the natural world with the theme Surrounded by Science, part of their continuing series on Greening STEM.

DCNR's ECO Camp for High School Students - Exploring Careers Outdoors

DCNR

ECO Camp - Exploring Careers Outdoors

Where can a high school student experience a variety of outdoor careers? Where can you learn first-hand about the job of a forester, geologist or park manager? Where can you have a great time meeting new friends while enjoying outdoor recreation activities in Pennsylvania state parks and forests

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