Science in the Classroom

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Published on: October 30, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 2019-20 Junior Duck Stamp art contest is now open. All submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2019. You can find updated contest rules, information and entry forms at:  https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/junior-duck-stamp-contest-information.php   The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through …

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Science Grant Opportunities

Published on: October 18, 2018

These are some science-related grant opportunities: Toshiba America Foundation – Innovative STEM projects to improve instruction www.toshiba.com/taf State Farm Good Neighbor – for professional development  https://goo.gl/Ytfreg  Annie’s Grants for Gardens – for edible garden projects https://goo.gl/tCs9j2 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education – for integrating chemistry into education https://goo.gl/q5EtoK James Bryant Conant Award for outstanding chemistry teaching – https://goo.gl/Hdm9fd Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship https://goo.gl/d33j7B

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Southern Nevada Science Fairs 2019

Published on: October 1, 2018

High School Fair  is Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Elementary and Middle School Fair  is March 28 – 30, 2019. Information about the southern Nevada science fairs, hosted by UNLV is now available at https://www.unlv.edu/sciences/science-fair  Upcoming deadlines: High school registration deadline is October 25, 2018. Elementary and middle school registration is December 14, 2018.

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High School Science Bowl – Applications Due 12/7

Published on: October 1, 2018

Welcome to the 28th Annual Nevada High School Science Bowl! February 1-2, 2019 Registration is now open! On behalf of the National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO), we are pleased to announce the 2019 Nevada Science Bowl for high school competition will take place February 1-2, 2019, at the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) and Vegas PBS. We …

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Discover Hawaiian Volcanoes

Published on: October 1, 2018

Join an enthusiastic group of teachers and discover the wonders of STEM on the active volcanoes on Hawaii. 4-11 August 2019 Travel to the Big Island of Hawaii this summer to learn about plate tectonics, hot spot volcanism and the geologic features and hazards associated with living on an active volcano. During this trip, we will discuss volcanic edifices, eruption …

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7 Billion Video Contest

Published on: September 27, 2018

World of 7 Billion Video Contest Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth to one of three global challenges: preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, or human rights. Students can …

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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Educational Programs

Published on: August 29, 2018

Education is an important ingredient to preventing litter and blight in the Truckee Meadows. In addition to our large-scale cleanup events and beautification efforts, KTMB works to educate and inspire local students, residents, and businesses to take care of our community. KTMB’s education programs touch on the economic and health hazards of litter and illegal dumping, waste reduction, water conservation, …

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2018-2019 STEM Ambassador Program!

Published on: August 26, 2018

The 2018 – 2019 school year is in full swing, and Nevada STEM Coalition is here for our educators! We want to help you on your teaching journey and bring real world application into the classroom through our Ambassador Matching program! Nevada STEM Coalition focuses on bringing field practitioners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the classroom and …

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K-5 STEM Program Grant Offered by OSIT

Published on: November 22, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Purpose: To increase the prevalence of evidence-based, high-quality formal and informal STEM practices and programs in Nevada’s elementary schools. To increase the use of hands-on, evidence-based, experiential STEM learning in grades K-5. To increase the percentage of elementary schools that teach science three-plus hours per week. To increase interest in, awareness of, and achievement in the subjects of …

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Northwestern RPDP prepares for the eclipse

Published on: August 13, 2017

August 21, 2017 – Solar Eclipse – This will be a partial eclipse in Northern Nevada – about 80% of the Sun will be covered – AT NO TIME DURING THE ECLIPSE IN NORTHERN NEVADA IS IT SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION! At no time will it become dark as we are not in the …

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