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See the Sun, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus at the Largest Astronomy Event on the National Mall

In Washington, DC, on Friday June 19th from 6 to 11 pm, visitors to the nation’s capital will be a given a free guided tour of the sky at the Sixth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall.  The rain date is June 20th at The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC Metro stop Brookland-CUA, Red line.

This free public stargazing is organized by Dr....

To support Esri’s initiative to provide a free ArcGIS Online subscription to every K–12 school in the US, the company has teamed with GISetc to produce the Earth Science GeoInquiry Collection. This free set of instructional materials uses ArcGIS Online web mapping and analysis tools to enhance middle school earth science lessons. The collection contains 15 web-mapping activities that correspond with and extend map-based concepts in leading middle school earth science textbooks. They use a...

NASA is looking for the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators. To jump-start the future of potential explorers, Women@NASA has created a mentoring project that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for middle school students. Participants will explore the possibilities of a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The project will feature one-on-one mentoring from NASA employees. Participants will complete online lessons with their mentors while...

NASA's Center for Astronomy Education, or CAE, announces a series of educator workshops for astronomy and space science educators. These workshops provide participants with experiences needed to create effective and productive active-learning classroom environments. Workshop leaders model best practices in implementing many different classroom-tested instructional strategies. But more importantly, workshop participants will gain first-hand experience implementing these proven strategies....

Now that the school year is completed, are you looking for Summer PD opportunities? Have you heard about Citizen Science projects like Project BudBurst, CoCoRaHS, FrogWatch USA, eBird, & PicturePost but aren’t sure how to implement them? Explore these exciting projects this summer by enrolling in one of Citizen Science Academy’s online courses. Registration is now open for our summer courses, but spaces are limited, so sign up soon! Register at http://citizenscienceacademy.org/courses. ...

Do you love animating data, creating science apps, or taking macrophotographs? In the Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win you cash prizes. Visualization Challenge participants can submit their entries in one or more of five categories: Photography, Video, Illustration, Posters & Graphics and Interactives. The Experts’ Choice winner in each category will be awarded $2,500, and the People’s...

The Learning Design Group at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science is excited to announce that they are currently accepting new participants for 2015-16 elementary and middle school science curriculum field trials!

The Learning Design Group's rich science curriculum, which is developed in partnership with Amplify Education, combines hands-on inquiry, the use of digital tools such as simulations, and support for disciplinary literacy (reading, writing, and talking about...

NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS) is seeking persons willing to serve as peer reviewers for a program element listed under Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 entitled, NASA MUREP Other Opportunities (MOO). Information about this opportunity, proposal requirements and evaluation criteria can be found on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website at EONS: MUREP Other Opportunities (MOO).

Peer review is a...

Get visibility and quality feedback on your scientific research at the most prestigious Earth and space sciences meeting worldwide! Abstract submissions for the AGU’s 2015 Fall Meeting in San Francisco on December 14-18 are now being accepted. All abstracts are due by August 5, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

NEW FOR 2015: Co-Authors will not be added during the abstract submission process. If the abstract is accepted, co-authors may be added to an abstract between 1 October and 4 November 2015....