Opportunity

Interact with the JOIDES Resolution

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!

Apply Now to the The School of Rock (SOR) Expedition for Earth and Ocean Science Educators

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.

Earth Science Week 2014 Theme Announced: "Earth's Connected Systems"

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

Want to send your name up in space on a NASA spacecraft launching in 2016?

OSIRIS-REx

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/

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