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  • National Park Week 2014

    "Go Wild!" April 19-27 during National Park Week. National Parks are free Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, so get out there and explore some of the over 400 parks! They range from the tiny Thaddeus Kosciuszko...
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    • School Library Month & National Library Week

      Think about all the ways “Lives change @ your library” during School Library Month and National Library Week, April 13-19. School libraries play a vital role in students' educational development, broadenin...
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      • National Poetry Month

        Pair your STEM with prose this April during National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets uses this event to increase the role of poetry in schools, honor the legacy of our poetic history, and bring poetry to t...
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        • Earth Day

            Show a little extra love and care for our planet this Sunday, April 22—Earth Day! For more than 40 years, this day has been set aside to encourage and inspire people to help protect the environment. Expl...
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        • National Public Health Week and World Health Day

          Organized by the American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week, April 7-13, is designed to educate the public, government, and practitioners about public health issues. This year, there are daily the...
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          • Earth Hour 2014

            Join people from around the world in the fight against climate change during Earth Hour 2014! On Saturday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m. (local time), turn off your lights and be a part of a global, rolling blackout. This ev...
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            • BioBlitz 2014

              BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which volunteer scientists, educators, students, and families conduct a natural census of a region. They team up to identify as many organisms as they can in the designated area. This ye...
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              • Music in our Schools Month

                Celebrate the role that music plays in education during March as part of Music in our Schools Month. This event raises awareness of the importance of music education and acts as a reminder that all children should hav...
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                • Celebrate Women's History Month

                  Did you know the original idea and first patent that led to cell phone technology belonged to a woman? The first solar-powered devices, windshield wipers, dishwashers, and Kevlar were all created by women. The work of...
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                  • Science Teaching for Next Generation

                      In the coming years, science teaching and learning is bound to change. It is the technology that is going bring in changes in science education in schools. Teachers will be the monitors and motivators. Their ro...
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                    • National Green Week 2014

                      Sustainability issues, green living, and energy challenges are all big news these days. Why not use National Green Week, February 3–7, to help kick off a new year of environmental education and start a conversat...
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                      • Play and Learn Science

                          Play is children’s work. It is the most meaningful and satisfying experience for them. Children take their play very seriously. Children are mostly interested in games and other play activities. They ar...
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                        • National Engineers Week 2014

                          “Let's Make a Difference” February 16–22 during National Engineers Week! The theme calls on engineers, educators, and technologists to show kids (and adults!) all the ways that engineering improves o...
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                          • Darwin Day

                            Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, and his birthday is celebrated around the world as a day of appreciation for the intersection of science and humanity. Darwin Day honors the discoveries made by this scien...
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                          • 2014 Winter Olympics

                            Approximately 6,000 athletes from more than 85 nations will converge upon Sochi, Russia, to take part in 89 events across seven different disciplines. An additional 1,650 athletes from 45 nations will take part in the...
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                            • Digital Learning Day 2014

                              Digital Learning Day, February 5th, focuses on giving students the opportunity to learn in an increasingly digital environment everyday. The event raises awareness for digital learning instructional practices and the ...
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                              • Maritime Literature in Google Earth

                                I teach high school science and for the past two years have been working on a project to engage students in reading primary source, maritime books.  I have adapted the works for Google Earth.  The books are ...
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                                • National Reading Day 2014

                                  Encourage a lifelong love of reading during National Reading Day, January 23. This literacy event promotes the importance of a strong reading foundation for Pre-K–3rd grade students. Help cultivate this critical...
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                                  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

                                    Celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement championed causes related to race, class, poverty, and human rights. The third Monday of January (1/...
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                                    • Black History Month

                                        Highlight the scientific work of African Americans and explore issues of race with your class during Black History Month. With this collection of Science NetLinks resources, students can learn about the divers...
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