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February 22, 2020 Sky Fest: Venus and Volcanism

March 16 - March 20, 2020 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

April 18, 2020 Sky Fest: Earth Day

April 22, 2020 Earth Day

June 27, 2020 Sky Fest: Asteroids and Planetary Defense

July 17, 2020 Mars 2020 scheduled to launch

July 18, 2020 Sky Fest: Mars 2020 and Astrobiology


Mitchell Institute Physics Enhancement Program (MIPEP)
Taught by Texas A&M physics and astronomy faculty and master high school physics teachers, the MIPEP curriculum focuses on clarifying fundamental physics concepts through problem-solving, hands-on demonstrations, and laboratory experiences.

NISE Network Online Workshops
The National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network runs a series of free online workshops as professional development opportunities for partners.


Calling for presenters - Greater Houston Area STEM Conference: "STEM Innovations and Impact on Educational Communities"
UHCL's College of Education would like to invite you to join us at our STEM conference, "STEM Innovations and Impact on Educational Communities" on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

SkyFest: Venus and Volcanism
The next free SkyFest event at Lunar and Planetary Institute is "Venus and Volcanism" on February 22, 2020. Come join us for hands-on activities about the hottest planet in the solar system, and the small, huge, and unique volcanoes that can be found on Earth and other worlds!


Webinar - GLOBE Trees Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the GLOBE Program, GLOBE Observer is hosting a month-long citizen science challenge in April 2020.

Citizen Science Project: Silent Earth
This project uses your smartphone to make sound level measurements. The goal is to discover the quietest outdoor places in your town, rural location, or as you go about your travels and vacations.

Opportunity in Statistics Research with National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics is seeking applicants for a one-year opportunity to conduct statistics research, analysis and data visualization.


USRA Scholarship Awards
The USRA Scholarship Awards provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education, and aeronautics-related sciences.

Toshiba Grants for Grades 6-12
Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students.

NSTA Awards
NSTA Awards Programs honor teachers and principals from all grade levels for outstanding work; nominate yourself, a fellow teacher, or a student.

Toshiba Grants for K-5
K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Grant applications are due on October 1st each year.

Donors Choose Teacher Grants
Donors Choose is funding teacher projects for all subject areas.

Motorola Solutions Foundation's Innovation Generation Grants
These grants support innovative, hands-on STEM programs serving K-university students and teachers in the United States.

Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants
$1,000 to $5,000 go to educational programs for K-12 youth in the United States and Canada in communities focusing in areas of academic programs, including tutoring, arts education programs, and environmental education programs that work with local schools and meet curriculum standards.


Polar Educatprs International
PEI is a vibrant network promoting polar education and research to a global community. By fostering dialogue and collaboration between educators and researchers, PEI aims to highlight and share the global relevance of the polar regions with the broader community. Join PEI to be a part of this growing global network!

Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms
WGBH in collaboration with NASA presents digital media resources you can use to teach topics in K–12 Earth and Space Science.

EarthDate: A New Resource for Science Teachers
EarthDate is a resource for science teachers, especially teachers of the earth sciences. EarthDate features two-minute audio programs covering an array of topics related to the Earth, everything from water and atmospheric systems to life on our planet over millennia and current geological and weather events.

Solar Week Toolkit
Solar Week, a week of online lessons, games and hands-on activities about the Sun for grades 5-9 or ages 9-14, happens twice a year, approximately mid-to-late March and mid-to-late October.

Lunar and Planetary Bulletin - July 2019 Issue 157
This newsletter explores issues related to planetary science and exploration.

Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) program
The Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) program works with motivated volunteers across the nation to share the latest science and discoveries of NASA's missions through a variety of events that inspire their communities.


Be a Part of the Artemis Generation
NASA would like YOU—the Artemis Generation—to be a part of a new, custom-built 3D mosaic sculpture representing our lunar exploration plan to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024!