Classes and Camps

  • Beyond Benign
  • Education Programs at EarthWatch Institute
    Find out how to join teams of conservation researchers around the world on expeditions from 1-3 weeks long. Also discover lesson plans and web sites developed by past teacher volunteers while they were in the field. Funding is available for students (16+) and educators.
  • Invasive Plants and Their Harmful Effects
    Invasive plants are a large environmental concern and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is branching out to help educate and inform individuals of this growing problem. On the new e-learning website there is information and facts about invasive plants as well as interactive learning modules that educates volunteers on how to assist in the prevention of invasive species. This website demonstrates how the refuge managers and volunteers work hand in hand to combat this persistent issue. More information can be found at www.fws.gov/invasives/volunteersTrainingModule.
  • National Science Foundation Chem Links
    This is National Science Foundation (NSF) college student resource for years one and two of chemistry. Features 2-4 week modules with real-world questions (What Should We Do About Global Warming?) and develops the chemistry needed to answer them. Developed and tested by faculty from 40 two- and four-year colleges and universities, the modules can be adapted for use in a variety of non-science courses.
  • The American Geophysical Union's Outreach Resources
    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has made available presentations, lectures, classroom activities and videos from last fall's GIFT workshop in San Francisco. The workshop, cohosted by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts, is for K-12 classroom teachers. Presentations and activities at the 2011 workshop included tsunamis, clouds, climate science, Antarctic glaciers and volcanic ash. You will find links and descriptions for the all of the materials within this valuable web site.
  • Toshiba, US-Japan Council and NSTA Join Together for a High School Teacher Opportunity
    TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy is a week-long, cross-cultural academy that takes place annually in Japan. 16 high school students and eight teachers from Japan and the United States will work together to address global issues and propose solutions to these problems using learning experiences that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Regional and honorable mention winners from the 2013 and 2014 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program in grades 8-11 are eligible to apply. Students must write an essay describing their vision for a resilient, smarter community enabled by technology. High school teachers who are also NSTA members can apply by developing a hands-on activity about one of the following topics: rebuilding a community after a disaster, methods to meet increasing energy demands, solutions to rising CO2 emissions, solutions to population growth issues, or alternative energy technology. The call for submissions is open from March 15 to April 15. Eight student and four teacher winners will be announced on May 9. For more information or an application for the 2014 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision and the TOMODACHI program, visit: www.exploravision.org or e-mail exploravision@nsta.org