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Kids to Parks Day National School Contest
posted on 11:07 AM, December 11, 2019
National Park Trust’s contest is open to all Title I schools (40% of students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch) and school groups in the U.S. in grades preK through 12. The goal of the contest is to help educators engage students with their local parks through education, outdoor recreation, and stewardship. Contest closes on February 14, 2020, with winners announced on the Park Trust’s website on March 6, 2020.
Celebrating Winter with PBS Learning
posted on 8:27 AM, December 6, 2019
Turn your classroom into a winter wonderland with these festive activities, videos, and interactive games for grades PreK-12. Explore different winter holidays, investigate snowflakes using math and science, create winter-themed crafts, and boost your students’ energy levels during the colder months!
Online training: Citizen Science – Minnesota Pollinator Protection
posted on 1:33 PM, December 4, 2019
Explore real life examples and online resources to implement Citizen Science in your program.
December Edition of the Science Update
posted on 11:42 AM, December 3, 2019
The December edition of the Science Update from MDE Science Specialist John Olson is now available
Beetles Project
posted on 11:11 AM, November 29, 2019
Resources for Outdoor Science Programs
Argumentation Toolkit
posted on 10:57 AM, November 29, 2019
The Argumentation Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to help teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation.
MDE Competitive Grants Applications Due Soon
posted on 2:56 PM, November 26, 2019
Grants to Increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Course Offerings – Application period closes December 6, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Race 2 Reduce Engaging and Empowering Water Warriors – Application period closes December 13, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
MN DNR Announces 2nd Phase of Grant Program
posted on 12:58 PM, November 25, 2019
Public entities and nonprofit organizations can apply to receive funding from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the second phase of a grant program that supports getting more children outdoors.
State Science and Engineering Fair and Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
posted on 10:03 AM, November 21, 2019
These competitions help students become informed citizens who are well versed in scientific research methods, and to inspire them to pursue STEM majors and STEM careers
Free NGSS Posters from Vernier
posted on 9:29 AM, November 21, 2019
Vernier has two posters that can be downloaded at no cost.
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