General Events

General events that may be of interest to PAESTA members.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

From the Franklin Institute  --  "On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will witness the moon moving in between the Earth and the sun to create a total solar eclipse. This spectacular phenomenon occurs when the sun, the moon, and the Earth line up in a row, causing the moon to cast a shadow over the planet. Although total solar eclipses can happen once every two years around the world, this event marks the first total solar eclipse to occur in the continental U.S. since 1979.

Date: 
August 21, 2017

Solar Week

Solar Week, a week of online cool facts, hands-on activities and games about the sun for ages 9-14, happens twice a year, approximately mid-to-late March and mid-to-late October. [Daily Facts, Games and Activities are available all year; "Ask a Question" has archived answers only -- until LIVE during Solar Week.]

Visit: http://www.solarweek.org/cms/

Date: 
October 17, 2016

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

It is part of the National Geographic Society’s work to ensure that our nation’s youth are Geo-literate—that they understand how Earth’s interconnected human, ecological, and geophysical systems function, and have the ability to apply that understanding to decision-making and problem solving. Geography Awareness Week takes place the third week of November each year with a different theme.

Date: 
November 12, 2017

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

It is part of the National Geographic Society’s work to ensure that our nation’s youth are Geo-literate—that they understand how Earth’s interconnected human, ecological, and geophysical systems function, and have the ability to apply that understanding to decision-making and problem solving. Geography Awareness Week takes place the third week of November each year with a different theme.

Date: 
November 13, 2016

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