The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced they are accepting applications for a grant program for middle school science teachers. This program underscores the importance of educating our teachers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). President Obama has set a priority of increasing the number of teachers who are proficient in these vital fields.
From AGI -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2015 will be "Visualizing Earth
Systems." This year's event will promote awareness of the many ways scientists monitor and represent information about Earth systems including land, water, air, and living things.
The Friends of Wildwood Park is sponsoring a winter lecture series on Pennsylvania conservationists: Rachel Carson, Gifford Pinchot, Ned Smith,
Maurice Goddard, and the Craigheads. Free admission, and no pre-registration is necessary-- see the events schedule for details and other activities at the Park.
January 6, 2015
Grant deadline: January 31, 2015
The Captain Planet Foundation issued a call for applications for their small grant program to fund hands-on environmental projects that encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their communities. 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations, including schools, are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2015 with applications that are project-based, youth-driven, and have real environmental outcomes.
Deadline: January 10, 2015
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one full-time K-8 teacher in the U.S. or U.K. whose excellence and innovation in the classroom elevates students' understanding of the Earth and its many processes.
In the upcoming weeks NASA will be printing the first ever 3D printed object aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the 3D Print in Zero-G Technology Demonstration. In general, a 3D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic, metal or other material, building layer on layer to create 3 dimensional objects.
WHEN: January 17, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA (southeast PA)
Have you ever wondered how to green your school, but don’t know where to begin? Do you want to save your school money? Do you want to engage your students in active learning? Do you want a healthier school? Do you like free stuff? Then this is the workshop for you!