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Become a Solar System Ambassador
The motivated volunteers of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program communicate the excitement of space exploration and information about recent discoveries to their local communities. Application forms will be available September 1 and are due by September 30.

National Fossil Day Art and Photography Contest
The National Park Service's National Fossil Day Art and Photography Contest is open to any US resident. Entries should address the theme "Your Favorite Fossil from a National Park." More than 260 units of the National Park Service have fossils of some kind. Entries must be received by October 5, 2016.

The Oceans Project
Oceans is an international online collaborative project for students ages 12-16. The objective is to help students understand that the sea is not the same worldwide through making their own observations and sharing them with students from around the world. The project lasts eleven weeks, takes place in English, and is free of charge. Materials are also available in Spanish, Catalan, and Italian.

Scientific Divers Visit School Classrooms
EPA divers enjoy opportunities to visit school classrooms and talk with kids about ocean stewardship. Visits typically include pictures and video of aquatic creatures as well as polluted water sites to show how EPA uses scientific diving to help protect our underwater environment. Contact the Unit Diving Officer for more information.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology
This competition encourages students to undertake individual or team research projects that foster intensive research and improve their understanding of the value of scientific study, and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2016.

NASA Invites You to #SpotHubble
NASA wants to see the Hubble impact in your life! Share your photos with NASA on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook.

Lexus Eco Challenge Scholarships
The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6-12 that awards up to $500,000 in grants and scholarships to eligible teachers, students, and schools each year. Student teams tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air, and climate, and create practical solutions while competing for prizes. Land and water entries due Oct. 17; air and climate entries due Dec. 12.

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