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Celebrate National Fossil Day on October, 15 2014

National Fossil Day

From AGI  --  You are invited to join in celebration of the 5th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service as part of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week (http://www.earthsciweek.org) to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts.

Citizen Science the Focus of New Earth Science Week Site

Earth Science Week 2014

From AGI Public Relations  --  Science teachers and students can go online today to use a new educational resource of the Earth Science Week website, the "Be a Citizen Scientist" page, which features information and links for recommended "citizen science" programs focusing on Earth science.

Citizen science initiatives invite ordinary citizens to participate in scientific research by making observations and contributing to large data sets.

DCNR- Bureau of State Parks Watershed Education Teacher Workshop, Schuylkill Center - October 16, 2014

DCNR

Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Schuylkill Center for  Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Act 48: 7.5 hours + 2 hours coursework

Open to Educators teaching Grades 6-12  --  PDE Approved  --  Receive DCNR’s Watershed Education Teacher Manual, additional materials & post-workshop technical support

AMNH's Evolution: An Online Course for Educators

American Museum of Natural History

Starting June 2, for four weeks -- How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms.

Webcast Details ‘Focus Days’ Of Earth Science Week

From AGI  --  What does Earth Science Week 2014 have in store for you? Each day during the week, you can focus on a different area of Earth science. Go online today to view a new webcast about “Focus Days” of this year’s celebration:

* International EarthCache Day (October 12)
* Earth Science Literacy Day (October 13)
* No Child Left Inside Day (October 14)
* National Fossil Day (October 15)
* Geoscience for Everyone Day (October 16)
* Geologic Map Day (October 17)

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