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  • April 08, 2024 7:00 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Reserve your tickets for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the 2024 total solar eclipse



    Early bird tickets are now available for Conner Prairie's Total Eclipse festival! We currently have a limited number of tickets for members, nonmembers and those enrolled in the Access Pass program.

     

    Tickets are $45 for nonmembers and $30 for members. Ticketholders will receive a complimentary pair of solar eclipse glasses. Don't delay! Get the best prices for this festival before tickets move to the next price tier.

     

    An event unlike anything you have ever seen, indulge your senses and explore the day filled with unique eclipse-themed experiences for everyone!


  • January 16, 2024 8:34 PM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)


    Indiana Envirothon has information available for high school

    aged teams to prepare and register for the 2024 contests. 

    Topics are Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils & Land

    Management, Wildlife, and this year’s current issue - Renewable

    Energy for a Sustainable Future.

    Envirothon Flyer 2024.pdf


    There are 8 regional contests this year so be sure to check out

    what contest works best for your schedule and location.

    Here are the links to get you what you need:

    Website:  https://www.indianaenvirothon.org/

    Booklet:  https://www.indianaenvirothon.org/resources.html

    Registration:  https://www.indianaenvirothon.org/registration.html


    Indiana Standards and AG Standards are also available online –

    currently listed at the bottom of each resource.


  • January 11, 2024 8:07 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    We invite you to join us for the ninth annual Indiana STEM Education Conference! The conference will be in person on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Purdue University. The theme for the 2024 conference is “Resourcing STEM Education.” 

    The conference will include:

    • Special keynote speaker  Phil Cook 
      • Mr. Cook has taught for over 20 years at Culver Academy. Following a suggestion from one of his students, Phil posted one of his class demonstrations on TikTok. The video went viral, and @ChemTeacherPhil now has over 3 million online followers. Mr. Cook will discuss his passion for education, his rise in Internet fame, and the importance of online resources and demonstrations for STEM education.
    • Over 50 presentations on STEM curriculum, instruction, careers, and research 
    • Networking with STEM education sponsors including 1st Maker Space, Activate Learning, Amplify, CATALYST, and STEM Education Works
    • A resource webpage with presentation slides, presentation handouts, sponsor handouts, and research posters
    • Professional Growth Points for Teachers

     Visit the conference webpage to learn more: https://www.education.purdue.edu/catalyst/catalyst-programs/indiana-stem-ed-conference/

     Interested in presenting at the conference? Have a research poster or research brief to share? Proposals can be submitted at https://forms.gle/3iorMgVusFzXtUzr8. Research posters and briefs will be published as proceedings through Purdue e-Pubs. Proposals are due on October 13, 2023. 

    Registration will open in October. A link to register will be sent at that time.

     

    Bill Walker, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships, CATALYST

    confreg@purdue.edu


  • September 28, 2023 11:06 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    Subject: Scholarships & Grants for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop 

    Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest 

    Dates: July 1-10, 2024 

    The Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest provides powerful PD designed to transform student learning. Immersed in the Peruvian Amazon, teachers learn side-by-side with scientists and researchers about this key global ecosystem while building their ability to engage students in scientific research, engineering design, cross-cultural connections, and stewardship projects in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments. 

    We are offering MULTIPLE different merit-based scholarships for committed, passionate K-12 and Informal educators like YOU this year, ranging from $1000-$2500! 

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DEC. 1, 2023.  Space is limited to 26 educators.

    Learn More & Apply Here Today! 

    https://morphoinstitute.org/scholarships-funding/

    Academy Fee of $3250 includes a pre-departure prep course, resource kit, on-site workshops & in-country land costs (air is not included). 

    If you have any questions, please contact Marissa at marissa@morphoinstitute.org or our Director, Christa Dillabaugh - director@morphoinstitute.org.  We have alumni from nearly every state in the US and I will be happy to put you in touch if you would like their perspective on the program.  

    Many thanks! 


  • September 08, 2023 12:27 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2024

    Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2024 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences at global field sites in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. Applications are now being accepted until January 28. Courses begin in May 2024. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu

    Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with face-to-face experiential learning and field study through several AIP sites in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2024 cohorts are being now being accepted until February 28, with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, and St. Louis. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University. NEW for 2024 Applicants: To help make a Miami education more accessible and affordable, the Miami University Graduate School will waive the $50 application fee for those who attend an Information Session preceding the fee payment step of the application process. https://miamioh.edu/cas/graduate-studies/project-dragonfly/highlights-and-digital-media/informational-webinars.html

    Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits, and graduate programs worldwide. Project Dragonfly is based in the biology department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Established as a state university in 1809, Miami is one of the eight original Public Ivies and has a distinguished record of excellence in research and teaching in science and science education.

  • August 22, 2023 8:42 PM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    IDOE seeks qualified educators and other stakeholders to serve on high-quality curricular materials review committees in the areas of Early Learning (Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Mixed Age Groups), K-8 Science/Engineering, 9-12 Science, K-8 Technology (Computer Science), K-12 Mathematics, and K-5 Reading aligned with the 2023 future-focused Indiana Academic Standards aligned to the science of reading. IDOE seeks to build a diverse and inclusive committee that reflects the vast student populations throughout the state. Special populations educators, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches, content-area experts, and data coaches are invited to apply. View this flier for more information and apply via the Educator Jotform or Community Member Jotform. Contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions.

  • July 29, 2023 8:00 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Educators seeking to incorporate environmental education into their programming or classroom are invited to attend a Project WET/Project WILD Combo Workshop at the Camp Jameson Conference Center (2001 Bridgeport Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46231) on July 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is offered FREE to all attendees, but please bring a lunch and water bottle.  Each attendee will get trained in Project WET and Project WILD, receive PGP’s if a formal educator, and receive a Project WET and Project WILD guidebook with over 100 activities for all ages that are correlated to teaching standards and has literacy, STEM, and career connections.  If interested, you can register HERE or contact Ris Pitzer at ris@jamesoncamp.org


  • April 21, 2023 4:09 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    Empowering individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change.


    Climate Generation’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education is a three-day climate change education conferencestructured to allow time for learning and networking. During the first two virtual days hosted by Climate Generation, educators can select from keynote presentations and concurrent workshops. During the third day, educators will attend a cohort workshop facilitated and hosted by a regional cohort leader to focus on place-based climate change education and the need for ongoing support throughout the year. Cohort days may be in-person or online, depending on educator and cohort leader needs in that region. Each group of 20-50 educators will explore local impacts, actionable solutions, connections to local experts, and planning and networking. 

    Details

    Dates: July 17 & 18, 2023, plus one day on July 19th, 20th, or 21st

    Times: 10am CT to 6pm CT on July 17 & 18, times T.B.D. for cohort days

    Location: Virtual 

    Registration: $250

    Scholarships Available

    20 hours of Continuing Education Credits

    Graduate Credit Optional, offered through Hamline University

    More details about the themes, dates and locations of regional cohort schedules can be found on the registration page.


    Registration Includes:

    • Attendance to the Summer Institute

    • 20 Hours of Continuing Education

    • Automatic enrollment in Climate Generation’s Teach Climate Network; includes ongoing support throughout the year through teaching tips, resources, training, and online community networking with educators

    • Access to the Teach Climate Network Hub, an online platform for members to connect and learn

    • Monthly Teach Climate Tips in your inbox

    • Resources and curriculum to help you teach climate

    • Free t-shirt to first 50 registrants



  • April 21, 2023 3:40 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)
    The NASA-funded project Place-Based Learning to Advance Connections, Education, and Stewardship (PLACES) is seeking formal and informal educators who teach Earth Systems topics to youth in grades 6-12 to participate in professional learning and research activities.

    The program is designed to engage teachers in data-rich Earth Systems learning through the integration of NASA data sets, images, and resources with instructional activities and lessons.

    Educators will receive a $1250 stipend for attending an in-person workshop in Tucson, Arizona from July 11-13, 2023 and 4 virtual sessions through March 2024. Fill out an application or send our virtual flyer (also included below) to interested colleagues. We will begin accepting participants on a rolling basis in mid-April.


  • April 21, 2023 3:36 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    Science Teaching Grant from Indiana AWWA

    Apply for one of three science teaching grants up to $2500.

    https://www.inawwa.org/about-us/awards-grants/spaetti-youth-education-grants-award-program/


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