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April 2014

4/13  –  4/19
National Environmental Education Week
Register your organization and the activities you’ll use at http://www.eeweek.org/.
4/13  –  4/19
National Library Week
Join the celebration of how libraries change lives through a Flickr group and contest. Supporting materials available for download and to order.
4/15  3:07 AM (ET)  –  4/15  4:25 AM (ET)
Total Lunar Eclipse
(Note that the partial eclipse begins at 1:58 am ET.)
4/16  3:00 PM (ET)  –  4/16  3:45 PM (ET)
Engineering
For General Rosecrans Elementary Afterschool participants. Learn about the LADEE mission and then use the engineering process to create a lunar orbiter or rover.
4/19  –  4/27
National Park Week
This celebration of America's national parks includes fee-free entrance days, Junior Ranger events, an online "Owner's Guide" to the parks, and the premier of the Disneynature "Bears" film.
4/22  –  4/22
Earth Day
Download Explore modules related to Earth science at: Discover Earth (for use with ages 5-18): www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/discoverEarth Ice on Earth (for use with ages 8-13): www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/ice/activities/iceOnEarth/)!
 

September 2014

9/6  –  9/6
International Observe the Moon Night
Engaging the lunar science and education communities, museums, schools, libraries, amateur astronomers, space enthusiasts, and the general public in an annual lunar observation campaign that shares the excitement of lunar science and exploration.
 

October 2014

10/12  –  10/18
Earth Science Week 2014: Earth's Connected Systems
Promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet’s natural and human systems. Find materials and activities on the website. Download Explore modules related to Earth science at: Discover Earth (for use with ages 5-18): www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/discoverEarth Ice on Earth (for use with ages 8-13): www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/ice/activities/iceOnEarth/)!
10/19  –  10/19
Comet Siding Spring - Mars Encounter
Don't miss the "close" encounter between Mars and Comet Siding Spring. Discovered in January 2013, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars, a near miss by celestial standards!
10/23  –  10/23
Lights On Afterschool
Join a nationwide celebration, Lights On Afterschool. This project of the Afterschool Alliance is designed to draw attention to benefits of afterschool programs for children, youth, families, and communities. Visit the website to register your event and access resources.
 

February 2015

2/22  –  2/28
Engineers Week
As part of its signature program of over 60 years, ENGINEERS WEEK®, this foundation hosts Girl Day. Middle school students can also participate in the Annual Future City® Competition, where teams work with educators and engineer mentors to imagine, design, and build cities of the future using SimCity software.
 

July 2015

7/1  –  7/31
New Horizons Spacecraft Encounters Pluto
Give kids a first-hand experience with just how far this spacecraft has traveled using the solar system scale model activity at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/solar_system/activities/familyOfPlanets/jumpJupiter/. Check out the New Horizons Kids Club at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/education/plutoPals/index.php.