The oceanographic research drilling ship, the JOIDES Resolution, is currently underway for Expedition 349 in the South China Sea. Give your students the opportunity to talk and see the scientists onboard and see what goes on in the labs. To schedule a 30-45 minute video conference, visit: http://joidesresolution.org/node/1746. The expedition will be conducted until March 30, 2014. This is a great way to excite your students and give them an interactive experience!
Register now for two upcoming free webinars about Extreme Weather and Climate Change (March 5 and April 16):
Attribution of Extreme Weather
March 5, 2014
4.30-6:00 pm MST
All workshops are FREE to teachers and include a free continental breakfast and lunch. Act 48 credits are available for $10.00 and each workshop is held at Penn State – University Park from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm. Come join us and leave with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to introduce your students to various science concepts!
Holbrook Travel's international professional development programs bring teachers to a variety of destinations across the globe to learn about topics such as the natural history, biology, or culture of the country. In addition to field knowledge, teachers can also collaborate and share creative solutions to classroom situations through peer-to-peer exchange.
From the University of Colorado-Boulder's Office for Climate Outreach, the webinar series Climate Conversations continues with two more live streaming events. On March 5, tune in as NOAA scientists Dr. Stephanie Herring and Dr. Martin P. Hoerling discuss the attribution of extreme weather in the context of climate change.
Program dates: June 8-14, 2014
Application deadline: February 7, 2014
Ocean Leadership and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are offering a unique immersive course focused on how IODP collects and analyzes seafloor sediments and rocks to understand important Earth history questions. The course will include field trips to investigate land-based sediments and laboratory work with IODP cores that inform about sedimentation, global change, and geological hazards. Participants will use a range of techniques, practice spatial learning, and connect basic scientific concepts to societal interests. This School of Rock is open to undergraduate earth science students, as well as pre-service and in-service science teachers, and will take place June 8-14, 2014 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The application deadline is February 7, 2014. For more information and the application, please visit: http://joidesresolution.org/node/3298.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is offering a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
From AGI Public Relations -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2014 will be "Earth's Connected Systems." This year's event will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.
Earth Science Week 2014 learning resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the ways that geoscience illuminates natural
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and The Planetary Society invite you to submit your name for a round-trip ride to asteroid Bennu. Your name will hitch a ride to the asteroid, spend 500 days there, and return in the Sample Return Capsule to Earth in 2023.
Plus your name will be on the spacecraft, which will remain in space long after returning the sample return capsule to Earth.
To add your name, visit: http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/messages/bennu/