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  • Friday, August 23, 2019 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Apply now to participate in the Fall Faculty Speaker Series, part of the Life Sciences Outreach program at Harvard University!

    The Fall Faculty Speaker Series provides high school teachers with important insight into an area of life sciences research by offering five afternoons of faculty lectures and related activities. Our faculty speakers are joined by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who engage participating teachers in a hands-on exploration of their research data.

    This year, our topic is Using Models to Explore Biological Questions. Join us to hear how scientists develop and test models in their research and to engage with examples from fields including systems biology, medicine, chemical biology and ecology.

    The program will meet over five Thursday afternoons this fall at the Harvard campus in Cambridge. For more information about the program and to apply, please visit https://lifesciencesoutreach.fas.harvard.edu/using-models-explore-biological-questions-2019.

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charles River Laboratories has created a 15 minute video a 15-minute training video for their staff and their families to get a better understanding of the drug development process. 

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are offering introductory workshops for 3 of our projects:

    Woolly Bully and the Hemlock Tree- Grades 4-12. One day Workshop:  Aug. 22nd.

    https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Woolly%20Bully%20flyer-2019.pdf

    Our Changing Forests-Grades 7-12.  Two day Workshop:  Aug 22nd and 23rd.

                     https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Changing%20Forests%20flyer%20and%20form-2019.pdf

    Buds, Leaves and Global Warming-Grades 4-12. One day Workshop:  Aug. 22nd.

    https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Buds%20and%20Leaves%20Flyer-2019.pdf


  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Population Education is excited to announce that registration is open for our fall 2019 online professional development course for science and social studies educators of grades 6-12! Discover student-centered learning strategies that use contemporary issues and real-world data to examine the social and environmental impacts of human population and engage in meaningful dialogue with educators across the world. The course is asynchronous, which means students can work at their own leisure and pace while still abiding by the pre-set submission deadlines. There are weekly discussion boards, journals, and a final project, all built to provide participants with meaningful feedback and materials to use within their own educational setting. 

    • The 8-week fall semester runs from October 14 - December 9, 2019. 
    • Choose to earn three (3) graduate education (ED) or science education (SCED) credits from Adams State University and/ or 45 professional development clock hours (4.5 CEUs) for completing the full eight weeks.
    • The cost is $80.00 for CEUs only or $245.00 for CEUs plus graduate credit.
    • The class will be capped at 30 participants, so don’t wait to sign up! 

    For more information and to register, visit https://populationeducation.org/online-course-registration/ 

  • Friday, July 12, 2019 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science & Us  is and organization that hosts workshops to help peers create their own communication work—anything that conveys a STEM topic of their choice to various audiences—and learn about careers bridging STEM and the public. Our summer Makeathon will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Saturday, August 17th, 2019! 

    For more information, please check out the flyer for this event or contact Parin Shaik at parin@scienceandus.org.


  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Arnold Arboretum is having information sessions for volunteers interested in sharing nature with and teaching science to Boston Public School students through our Field Study Guide program.

    Our target audience is people who have experience teaching, but are not currently working full-time. Retired public school teachers would be ideal.

    Are retirees among those that receive your e-newsletter?

    If so, would you be willing to include a blurb in it about our upcoming information sessions, please?  They are: July 17th or August 7th, 10am  - 11am.

    More details are provided in this flyer.


  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today! 

    Join students and educators across the country by partnering with Girls Who Codeto bring computer science opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school girls in your community! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Learn more by checking out our Clubs Overview or by joining an upcoming Girls Who Code webinar.

    Ready to join the movement? Complete a Clubs application here!

    Have questions? Contact Girls Who Code at clubs@girlswhocode.com!


  • Friday, June 14, 2019 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A U.S. National Model STEM Education Initiative

    Program Start: September 2019

    Inquiry Deadline: June 17, 2019

    Contact: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Center Director
    National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
    (USA) 301-395-0770, jeffgoldstein@ncesse.org

    The Opportunity for Your Community

    
Your school district, even a single large school, conducts an authentic, and grade level appropriate, science research competition September to November 2019, for typically 300 of your students in the grade 5-12 range.

    In your community, teams of 3-5 students would each design and write a formal proposal for a microgravity experiment (an experiment in a 'weightless'environment) in a science discipline of their choice, to be conducted on the International Space Station. The essential question driving experiment designis:

    What physical, chemical, or biological system would I like to explore with gravity seemingly turned off for a period of time, as a means of assessing therole of gravity in that system?

    A curriculum and content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science conducted in microgravity and experiment design, and a 2-hour professional development video-conference is conducted for your entire educator team before program start.

    Each Science experiment must be designed against the Engineering constraints imposed by the flight certified mini-laboratory that must be used, and by the real world Technology constraints of flight operations to and from Low Earth Orbit. This is authentic, real world STEM, as a project-based learning initiative.

    A 2-step proposal review process, using a formal proposal evaluation rubric, culminates in a national review board meeting at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, in December 2019, and selecting one of your student team experiments to launch from Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX rocket in late Spring 2020. Your community's experiment will be transported 250 miles above Earth's surface to the International Space Station where it will be operated by the astronauts for a month, and then returned to your student flight team for harvesting and analysis. You can send a delegation of students, parents, teachers, and administrators to the launch in Florida, and to the SSEP National Conference held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in early July, in Washington, DC. 

    This competition mirrors how professional scientists and engineers compete for limited research resources, such as access to unique facilities or funding,through a call for proposals from organizations like NASA, NSF, or NIH. If the core objective of formal education is to prepare our students for the real world, then students exploring STEM careers ought to understand what is expected of them. It is why SSEP was created.

    SSEP is not a simulation. Since each participating community is assigned one experiment slot for transport to the International Space Station, we are truly offering you your own space program, and an opportunity for hundreds of your students to become very real researchers, going through the exact same process as professional researchers.  

    You can also conduct art and design competitions (grades K-16) resulting in up to two Mission Patches to fly with your experiment. The design theme is the 50th anniversary of Apollo on the Moon, and many communities are using SSEP Mission 14 as a way to commemorate the Moon landings - the most remarkable journeys ever undertaken by the human race. What better way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo than having your own space program engaging the next generation?

    To explore this opportunity for your community, read the Announcement of
    Opportunity: http://ssep.ncesse.org/?p=24630

    For complete program details, carefully read the home page, which serves as a
    program Executive Summary: http://ssep.ncesse.org

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register now for habitat exploration, hands-on fieldwork, and classroom seminars taught by Mass Audubon educators and scientists!

    Complete information can be found in this announcement

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NASA will be returning this season for the Sept 19th STEM Day at Fenway, presented by CITGO, as we focus on Space and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing.

    Each year the Boston Red Sox host STEM Education Days where we welcome over 4,000 students and their educators to the ballpark. As part of this program students will learn STEM related curriculum via lectures and interactive exhibits in a STEM Fair in the morning leading up to the game. 

    Below is a video from one of last year’s events, and here is a link to the website with a bit more information.

    STEM Day Video 2018

    Sept 19th

    $20-$25 per person and includes the STEM Day educational programming in the morning and ticket to the 1pm game to follow.

    Please give me a call to reserve your school’s participation as space is limited!

    In addition we have a number of ways to involve your school community this season, from end/start of the year celebrations, to teacher appreciation outings, class trips, and PTO fundraisers please let me know how I can be of service and for more information please click here.


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