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McDonald Observatory Teacher Workshop
A variety of summer workshops for teachers, "Solar System and Beyond", " Worlds Beyond Our Solar System ", "Giant Magellan Telescope", "Venga! Explore Nearby Galaxies" , and "Exoplanets and Our Solar System" features tours of the telescopes, discussions with the research astrophysicists in residence, and nighttime observations at the McDonald Observatory. Application deadline for each workshop is February 7, 2016.

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.