Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Environmental education conference soliciting proposals

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education is seeking proposals for its annual conference Sept. 6-8 in Berea. Submissions should be reflective of at least one of these strands:

National STEM Scholar Program accepting applications for 2018 cohort

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 cohort of the National STEM Scholar Program, an advanced professional learning program for middle school science teachers to be held June 3-9 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

Workshop on Project WET, Project Learning Tree scheduled in Campbellsville

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is offering a two-day workshop that will train and certify participants in the Project WET and Project Learning Tree curricula Jan. 23-24 at Clay Hill Memorial Forest near Campbellsville.

Competition challenges students to develop clean technology solutions

Students ages 15-18 are invited to enter the 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition, an international research and design challenge for pre-college students that encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.

Using global competencies to drive three-dimensional science instruction

KDE's Carly Baldwin explains how she used the annual migration of monarch butterflies to bring global competency into her science classroom. to make for a richer experience.

Student entries sought for EcoART Contest

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2017-18 EcoART Contest is open to Kentucky high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect and conserve Kentucky’s environment.

Madison chemistry teacher wins KSTA award

Elizabeth Howard, a chemistry teacher at Madison Central High School (Madison County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) High School Teacher of the Year.

NKU offering microcredential in environmental education

The Northern Kentucky University Center for Environmental Education is offering a microcredential in environmental education for teachers, students and professionals interested in learning more about the environment, connecting to nature and understanding how nature and the environment impact our lives.

Presidential math, science teaching award nominations open

Nominations are open for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching.

Real science for real life: Astronomy

Help your students learn new things about the stars and planets they see in the sky with these explanations and activities from the Kentucky Academy of Science.