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NSF Research Experience for Pre-service STEM Teachers
A nine-week National Science Foundation summer undergraduate research experience for future middle and high school science teachers includes field trips to Mammoth Caves and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, as well as travel to the 2016 GSA meeting in Denver; a large stipend is provided and all expenses are covered. Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2015

McDonald Observatory 2015 Teacher Professional Development
McDonald Observatory is now accepting applications for its Summer 2015 K-12 teacher professional development workshops. McDonald Observatory will be offering four scholarship workshops during Summer 2015, all workshops will be located out at McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains in west Texas. Each workshops is a 3 day / 2 night program, scholarships cover most workshop expenses including food, lodging and program fees; participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. Available workshops begin in mid June 2015 and run through July 2015. Workshop topics vary from Solar System science, to telescopes, and cosmology. Application Deadline February 6, 2015.

Houston Earth & Space Science Workshops at HCDE
These day-long trainings are hosted at the Harris County Department of Education and conducted through LPI’s NASA-funded STEP project. Registration is required; fees cover lunch and HCDE’s costs.

NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars
NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA Education Specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom.