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Coral Reef Ecology Workshop & Scuba Field Experience
Applications are now available for K-12 formal and informal educators to participate in the annual Down Under, Out Yonder coral reef ecosystem workshop and scuba field experience at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary on July 9-13th.

Learning about Chemicals and the Environment
In this 4-day workshop, July 18-21, teachers participate in a broad spectrum of instructional exercises, become part of a panel discussion and tour various chemical plants and industrial waste disposal sites on facility field trips. Teachers completing all days of the workshop receive a $300 stipend.

GET wet! Teacher Workshop
Join Galveston Bay Foundation for a FREE 2 day workshop! Educators will gain comprehensive background knowledge of Galveston Bay, take home lessons for the classroom, and gain hands on field experiences. This workshop is geared towards middle school and high school level educators.

Transforming Geoscience Preparation for K-8 Pre-Service Teachers
This two-day workshop will explore strategies for strengthening K-8 science teaching, through both science content knowledge and science teaching methods. The workshop is open to science faculty, education faculty, and in-service science teachers. Participants' housing and meals will be paid for by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinars
The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University 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 that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate.

LIFTOFF 2016: Exploration- Past, Present, and Future
A weeklong professional development training for teachers emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others.The application deadline is April 15, 2016.

Earth Educators' Rendezvous Summer Educator Event
This program, July 18-22, 2016 at University of Wisconsin-Madison welcomes college faculty, graduate students, and K-12 teachers from all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching about the Earth. Among many options, participants can learn about new teaching approaches, discover opportunities to get involved in research programs, prepare for an academic career, or discuss how to approach teaching and learning challenges in their classroom.