Saturday, March 24, 2018

UK to host STEM conference for middle school girls, parents

The University of Kentucky Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department will host a STEM conference for middle school girls and their parents or guardians April 21 at the Jacobs Science Building on the UK campus in Lexington.

Junior science academy gives students chance to present scientific talk

The Kentucky Junior Academy of Science (KJAS) invites students to share their research (including research for a science fair project) at its annual meeting April 28 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.

Kentucky NEED’s energy tour takes educators to eastern Kentucky sites

Registration is open for the Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project’s 2018 Kentucky Energy Tour for Educators, which will be June 10-16, beginning and ending in Winchester.

Nominate a biology teacher for outstanding teacher award

Nominations are open for the National Association of Biology Teachers’ (NABT) 2018 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Kentucky.

Environmental education organizations to discuss master plan

Educators are invited to provide input on Kentucky’s environmental education master plan and the strategic plans of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, the Kentucky Environmental Education Council and the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education at one of seven meetings to be held this winter and spring across Kentucky.

Applications open for two K-12 meteorological summer workshops

Enhance your knowledge of Earth system science and earn three tuition-free graduate credits from California University of Pennsylvania through the Project ATMOSPHERE or the Maury Project summer workshops.
Belfry High School (Pike County) students Aryn Adkins and Austin Dillon collect water from a well in Pike County. Adkins and Dillon are two of the four students that will be traveling to India later this year to present their findings about groundwater quality as part of the U.S. Department of State's Mission to India program. Submitted picture by Carlie McCoy

Pike County water research team to travel to India to present research

A team of students from Belfry High School (Pike County) will travel to Kolkata, India, in June to present their research on groundwater quality in Pike County.

Professional learning webinar on climate education scheduled

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) will host a professional learning webinar by the Sustainability and Livelihood Research Organization on climate education at 10 a.m. ET Feb. 21.

Kentucky NEED Project to hold Energy Education Workshop

Registration is open for the Kentucky NEED Project Energy Education Workshop, a free professional learning opportunity for teachers March 15 at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

New science through-course tasks available

Many new science through-course tasks (TCTs) have been added to the Kentucky Department of Education’s 2017-18 Science TCT Resource Bank, and more will continue to be added throughout the school year.