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The National Center for Interactive Learning, in partnership with Cornerstones of Science, is developing a Clearinghouse of STEM activities. Rather than reinvent the wheel, NCIL is drawing from tried and tested activities from programs across all fields and content areas, and presenting them with a library audience in mind. This Clearinghouse will be the next

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NSF launches Superhero themed contest

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Create a nanotechnology-inspired superhero and win the Generation Nano contest! Finalists to appear at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (This message will NOT self-destruct, but your chance to win will disappear! Deadline to enter is February 2, 2016)  | http://www.nano.gov/node/1540 Here’s a link

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen Science Cafe Network

The Teen Science Café Network is a free choice out-of-school program of science cafes expressly aimed at connecting high school teenagers with real-world science and scientists. The program is proving popular and effective with the teens, and the Network has expanded rapidly; programs are now operating at 31 sites in 20 states. In the Teen

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Southeastern Forests and Climate Change

Project Learning Tree (PLT) https://www.plt.org/ has been discussed in previous posts. There are a number of secondary modules (for grades 9-12) available to enhance and expand the PLT curricula. Modules include Biodiversity, Biotechnology, GreenSchools! Investigations, Focus on Forests, Forests of the World, Places We Live, Focus on Risk, Municipal Solid Waste, and Southeastern Forests and Climate

Seven Days of STEM: A Week’s Worth of Environmental Ed Programs: Day 7- Hibernation

Preparing for the winter takes many forms in the animal kingdom. One that fascinates young and old is hibernation, and bears quickly come to mind for this concept. There are many other hibernators, though, including other mammals, snakes, bugs, bats, and amphibians! Share a program with families during the darkest part of the winter to

SSI’s research hits the New York Times.

After 11 years orbiting Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has changed our understanding of liquid water in the outer solar system.   http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/space/100000004003105/saturn-cassini-enceladus-moons.html?emc=edit_au_20151029&nl=afternoonupdate&nlid=52543281 By JASON DRAKEFORD, DENNIS OVERBYE and JONATHAN CORUM | Oct. 28, 2015

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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