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October 2014

10/8  3:25 AM (PT)  –  10/8  4:24 AM (PT)
Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will be best seen from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions (weather permitting, of course!), although even eastern regions of the U.S. will be able to observe the beginning stages. Click the link to find info and hands-on activities!
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.
10/23  –  10/23
Partial Solar Eclipse
This eclipse will be widely visible from Canada and the USA, with good views from cities such as Denver and San Francisco (weather permitting, of course!).
 

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.
2/22  –  2/28
Engineers Week
Celebrate the many ways that engineers are making a difference! Find hands-on activities where kids imagine, create, and build at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/PlayfulBuilding.
 

April 2015

4/12  –  4/18
National Library Week
Celebrate "Unlimited Possibilities @ your library" with resources on this website.
4/19  –  4/25
National Environmental Education Week
Register your organization and the activities you’ll use at http://www.eeweek.org/. Find more kid-friendly, fun activities to celebrate our world in Explore! Ice on Earth: www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/ice/activities/iceOnEarth/).
 

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.
 

October 2015

10/1  –  10/3
 

August 2016

8/25  –  8/25
National Park Service turns 100
The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016.