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  • April 06, 2023 9:35 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    St. Richard's Episcopal School

    33 East 33rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46205

    is looking for a full-time Middle School Science Teacher.  Contact John Brady,  Head of Middle Division,, regarding the application process.

  • April 06, 2023 8:47 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    American College of Education is changing the future of education by delivering quality online degree programs at industry-low costs, with master's programs under $9,500 and doctoral programs under $24,000. ACE offers a M.Ed. in STEM Education, which includes a certificate from the National Institute of STEM, and is only $7,025. For more information, email or click here: Learn More about ACE.

  • March 16, 2023 10:39 AM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    On March 29th, 6:30 to 11PM, the local chapter of American Chemical Society is hosting Night at the Museum: Crossroads of Chemistry and Art.  This social event is tied to the ACS national meeting theme of ‘Crossroads of Chemistry,’ happening in Indy later this month .  We are extending the event to other interested groups in the local community. Tickets are $25, which gets you access to all of the Newfields’ galleries including the special exhibitions Stephen Sprouse: Rock, Art, Fashion and THE LUME Indianapolis Monet and Friends Alive, the museum’s immersive projection experience on the 4th floor (which itself is a $25 ticket normally!), 2 free drinks at the bar, a light boxed snack/meal, also some fun activities and demos on art analysis and conservation.  We’ll also have volunteers stationed throughout the museum as part of a Chemistry of Color Treasure Hunt through the collections – anyone who finds all 7 colorants will be entered into a prize drawing for Apple products.  Parking is free.

  • March 02, 2023 2:08 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    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. 


    Dates: July 17 & 18, 2022, 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

  • January 22, 2023 8:09 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    Right after Thanksgiving 2012, NEED received word that Bob Thompson, one of our former teachers and staff members died suddenly. For the NEED family, this loss reminded us of the great times we had with Bob and his wife Debbie and all the fun we had as a team at teacher workshops, NEED Energy Conferences for Educators and our BP Solar Schools, BP A+ for Energy Program workshops and many others. Bob was a key part of our H2 Educate and Wind for Schools programming early on and delivered workshops for us in Illinois and all across the country for several years. When I think of Bob, I think of all the gee whiz moments that happen in science. I also think of Bob’s childlike wonder about science, and specifically about energy. We’re an organization of Energy Nerds. Big ones. We think of energy as a unifying theme in science. We think of energy as cool. Bob loved energy and loved teaching about energy. He also loved taking care of people. I can attest that I never picked up my own luggage, never had to carry my own laptop bag or open a door when Bob was around. He was a gentleman, a great teacher, and an explorer. As an ultralight pilot he would fly near wind turbines installed in Illinois. As a huge fan of aerospace, he would stand with me in the Avis parking lot at Los Angeles International Airport and stare into the heavens at the jet planes coming in to land. Then there was the time he shoved my ice cream cone in my face. That was funny. It was also cooling since we were in La Quinta, California

    It was all science. All the time. Bob explored. Bob taught exploration. Bob energized workshops of teachers and classrooms of kids.

    He was special. Special to all of us at NEED and to the teachers and students he worked with over time. Because of this, NEED has established the Bob Thompson Excellence in Energy Award that will be given each year to a teacher who exemplifies Bob’s childlike wonder of science and energy. The award includes a $1,000 cash grant to the teacher to use as they so choose in the classroom and an all-expenses paid trip to the NEED Energy Conference for Educators hosted each July.

    Apply Here:

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

    The first week (July 2 to 8) will be open to teachers of K–8th grade science. Participants will learn how to use the Little Engineers and Real World Science curriculum guides and best practices in science education. We will discuss activities in Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences and Engineering and learn how to integrate literacy practices and social studies into science investigations with students.

    The second week (July 16 to 22) will be open to teachers of 6th–12th grade science. Participants will learn how to use the STEM Corps and Real World Science curriculum guides and best practices in science education. We will discuss activities in Physics, Chemistry, Earth, and Life Sciences and Engineering and learn how to integrate literacy practices and social studies into science investigations with students.

    Both programs are FREE for teachers—travel, lodging and most meals are paid for.

    For more information, visit

  • January 06, 2023 10:40 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

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  • January 03, 2023 2:35 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    A rare professional development opportunity is on the horizon. On May 4-6, 2023, GVSU will host the meeting for north central section of the Geological Society of America in Grand Rapids. The meeting offers two days of technical sessions on a range of science topics, especially related to the Great Lakes and Midwest, and a day of field trips led by experts. The technical sessions also include ideas for improving teaching in geoscience. Fieldtrips include down into the gypsum mine, over to the dunes, along the outcrops at Grand Ledge, and even the impact structure at Kentland, Indiana. Registration opens in February 2023. Early registration for K-12 professionals for the full meeting is $85. Fieldtrips are an additional fee.

    More details can be found at

  • October 11, 2022 3:00 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2023

    Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2023 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences at global field sites in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

    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 2023.

    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 2023 cohorts are being now being accepted until February 28, with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis. New for 2023: residents of the Detroit, Michigan, area can study at AIP's newest site, Detroit Zoological Society, and earn Miami's AIP master's degree.

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

    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.

    Project Dragonfly, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056


"The Hoosier Association of Science Teachers , Inc" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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