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EPA 2011 Presidential Awards for Environmental Educators
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the 2011 Presidential Innovation Awards for Environmental Educators Program. The program, which will be implemented through a partnership between the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and EPA, recognizes outstanding K–12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students.  >>

Global Teachers Fellowships
Up to 25 fellowships will be awarded in 2012 to support the professional and personal development of rural teachers in the U.S. If you are a GLOBE teacher living in a rural area, this is an opportunity for you. Visit the Rural Trust's Global Teacher Fellowship website for more details and application information.  >>

NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program Now Accepting Applications
Are you an educator interested in doing research from a ship on the ocean? Would your GLOBE classroom benefit from your professional development in marine science? If so, explore the opportunities offered by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program, now accepting applications until 30 November 2011.  >>

UNEP Champions of the Earth Awards
the United Nations' flagship environment award that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship and civil society action. The prize seeks to honor men and women whose actions and leadership have made a positive impact on the environment.  >>

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision is a fun science competition that encourages students of all grade levels to imagine what technology might be like in the future. Teachers, have your students choose a technology that is relevant today; have them examine how it works and how, when and why it was invented. Then have them imagine the technology 20 years from now. By developing a project, students can explore the current state of technology and then conceptualize and research how it might work in the future. They can win substantial prizes, too. Open to students of the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada.  >>

Earth Science Week 9-15 October
09/30/2011 12 MDT - Earth Science Week is coming right up. Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute (AGI) has organized Earth Science Week a national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. See the Spanish language pages for more than thirty Earth Science resources. Celebrate Earth Science Week, 9-15 October 2011!  >>

U.S. Environment Protection Agency Grants for Environmental Education
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $1.5 million in grant funding for the Environmental Education Sub-grants Program for 2011. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to increase environmental awareness and stewardship.  >>

Students Conduct Research Near Santa Barbara Channel Islands
Twenty-eight high school students from seven countries in the Near East-North Africa (NENA) GLOBE region and 12 locations in North America participated in the second Ocean for Life field study from 14 - 26 July 2011, aimed at increasing cultural understanding through ocean science.  >>

Earth Science Week Web Event with NASA Chief Scientist, Dr. Waleed Abdalati: 12 October
In honor of Earth Science Week 2011, NASA will host a web event with Dr. Waleed Abdalati, NASA's Chief Scientist. Dr. Abdalati will share his stories and perspectives on our ever-changing Earth. Participants will be able to email questions during the webcast, and will be able to interact with the guests live on NASA's Digital Learning Network's DLiNfo Channel.  >>

Join the October Climate and Land Cover Project!
It's time for another Intensive Observing Period of land cover! Scientists need your help collecting land cover data during the month of October. Participation is simple – conduct the GLOBE Land Cover Sample Site Protocol including MUC code and photographs of the site and enter your data into the GLOBE database. That's it! Collect and enter data anytime during 1 - 31 October.  >>