Sunday, January 25, 2015

Free Educators Night at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Monday 1/26


FREE! Come in from the cold and enjoy Spring Educators Night on Monday, 1/26 from 6-9 pm!

Teachers (preservice & in-service), PTA members, and school administrators: Join us for a FREE after-hours event, and enjoy the Museum as you explore the wealth of educational opportunities available for your students. Reservations are required.

  *   Relax and enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar. Ages 21+ only.
  *   Learn about our Field Trip Adventures that make the most of your limited field trip time.
  *   Preview Traveling the Silk Road
  *   Come prepared to book your school programs and save big!

IMAX

  *   Tiny Giants 3D, 6:158:15 p.m.
  *   Journey to the South Pacific 3D, 7:15 p.m.
  *   Theater shows are available on a first-come, first-served basis that evening.

PLANETARIUM

  *   Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, 6:157:15 p.m.
  *   Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, 6:458:15 p.m.
  *   One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, 7:45 p.m.
  *   Theater shows are available on a first-come, first-served basis that evening.

REGISTER HERE!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Climate Change Academy- for Educators and Students!

APPLICATIONS DUE 1/14/15!!!


Come discover Wild Alaska on an immersive and educational journey to The Last Frontier! We are excited to announce our second Climate Change Academy program in collaboration with the National Park Service. This is an exciting opportunity for educators and students to explore their passions in science and the environment on one amazing travel-study program. On the Climate Change Academy webpage, educators can learn more about the program and also download the application.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mapping Post-Wildfire Neighborhood Recovery


The recent spike in wildfires and their proximity to urban areas has led to an increase in attention to nature-society relationships. Researchers have begun to use spatial video and GIS data to determine how we should plan for recovery at the neighborhood level, once the damage to place and property is done. Read the full article here!



Sunday, December 28, 2014

High School Students- Joint Science Education Project Opportunity!

During this awesome, educational summer science and culture opportunity, students and teachers from the United States, Denmark, and Greenland come together to learn about the research conducted in Greenland, by getting first-hand experience.
The JSEP format has evolved over the years into its current state, which consists of two field-based subprograms on-site in Greenland: the Greenland-led Kangerlussuaq Science Field School and the U.S.-led Science Education Week.

Program Dates and Descriptions

Kangerlussuaq Field School (2 weeks) and Science Education Week (1 week): Tentative dates for JSEP 2015 are June 29th through July 20th.
Kangerlussuaq Science Field School: Students learn about and participate in polar science alongside researchers and teachers at field stations around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. This area is a rural region with limited amenities. Participants live in dormitory style housing and share in cooking and cleaning responsibilities. This part of the JSEP Program is supported by the government of Greenland. Learn more and apply here!


Friday, December 26, 2014

28th Colorado State Social Studies Conference, 4/10/15



28TH COLORADO STATE SOCIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE

Theme: #cosocialstudiesthefuture
Good Technology, Better Advocacy, Best Practices

April 10, 2015

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION, BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2015:

$65.00 - Individual Registration
$30.00 - College/University full-time pre-service/Licensure Students

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

California Drought- How Bad is It?

We have all heard about how dry it is in many parts of the country lately- especially California. The parched soil is eroding after 2 long years of relentless drought conditions, and scientists are recognizing that we are entering uncharted territory. 

"Now, researchers say the severity of the situation is unprecedented in modern times -- the worst drought in 1,200 years." Read the full story here. 
 
What's left of Folsom Lake Marina

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Educator Academy in the Amazon and Machu Picchu



The July 1-11, 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators.
  
  • Participate in citizen science projects and inquiry-based field studies on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet.
  • Spend a day in an Amazon village as you explore the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children.
  • Work with fellow educators to explore strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating STEM education, inquiry-based learning, and sustainability science education into your classroom.
Project Learning Tree Certification, BirdSleuth resources, and 50 ASU PD hours are included. Academic credit and Machu Picchu extension are optional. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot!

 
Deadline to apply for one of three $1,000 scholarships is March 1, 2015. Get all the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at: