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NASA's Digital Learning Network™ Event -- Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip
Educators and students are invited to a Mission Mars Mission Virtual Field Trip. The online event will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 2-3 p.m. EDT. This virtual Google Hangout event will feature a special lesson about Mars rovers presented by education and content experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

Free Education Webinar Series from NASA Educator Professional Development
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.

ASP 2014 Annual Meeting--Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work
Early registration and abstract proposals are open now for this conference, Aug 2-6 in Burlingame, CA.

USA Science & Engineering Festival
Innovate Our World is planning a day-long event for Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington, DC Convention Center. Called "Shooting for the Moon," they will showcase their Moon Mission Challenge (MMC) to get students interested in participating in the challenge, as well as space exploration and STEM careers.

Houston Lecture: When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do?
In this Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series presentation on April 24, Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute will discuss the possible ramifications of making contact with an alien race. The free presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, intended for inquisitive adults, will be followed by a light reception and an opportunity to meet Dr. Shostak.

NASA Online Seminars on Near-Earth Asteroids
Curious about NASA’s Grand Challenge to discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them? NASA is sponsoring a series of seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) to provide information of interest to astronomers, students, teachers, and others who are potentially interested in contributing to studies of NEAs. The seminars will be held at 11am (Eastern) on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.