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.
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.
Watershed Education Teacher Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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
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.
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)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), an Earth Science Week partner, provides learning opportunities for teachers and students at all levels. For example, DOE’s Energy Education & Workforce Development web site offers hundreds of K-12 lesson plans.
Dates: July 13-25, 2014
Application deadline: March 28, 2014