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10/01/2015
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Hollings Grants Program
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is accepting pre-proposals for its 2015 Hollings Grants program. Pre-proposals are due 22 October 2015.  >>

10/01/2015
Building Partnership Capacity with Elementary GLOBE
GLOBE Trainers at Langley Research Center provided a workshop on Elementary GLOBE. The training session was developed specifically for NASA education specialists in the Office of Education and Science Directorate. The training discussed how the Elementary GLOBE storybooks model science practices and are aligned with NGSS and Virginia’s state standards. Participants learned about each of the six storybooks and worked through various complimentary hands-on activities that align with the content areas: Earth as a System, Soil, Water, Seasons, Clouds, and Aerosols. Participants practiced multiple science and literacy strategies including constructing a Word Wall for vocabulary development, using 5-Finger Retell for reading comprehension, and journaling. The 8 participants are eager to incorporate Elementary GLOBE into NASA Educator Professional Development and STEM Engagement. One participant attended on behalf of a local informal science center.  >>

09/30/2015
GLOBE Announces Timeline and Rubrics for 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair
GLOBE students – it's time for you to show the world what you are learning through your experiential, hands-on journey through GLOBE's science practices and protocols. The GLOBE Program is pleased to announce the 2016 GLOBE International Virtual Science Fair for students around the world.  >>

09/30/2015
Committee on World Food Security Hosts Special Youth Event 15 October in Rome
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is hosting a special event on 15 October (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) in Rome, Italy: "Developing the Knowledge, Skills, and Talent of Youth." The objective of the event is the exchange of ideas among a diverse range of stakeholders to enhance capacity, knowledge, and skills development of youth in the agriculture sector, with the ultimate aim of contributing to food security and nutrition.  >>

09/30/2015
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Lists Funding Opportunities
Young Professional for Agricultural Development (YPARD) has created a list of available funding opportunities. YPARD is an international movement BY Young Professionals FOR Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. YPARD operates as a network; it is not a formalized institution.  >>

09/30/2015
World Space Week 2015: 4-10 October
On 6 December 1999, the UN General Assembly declared 4-10 October as "World Space Week" to celebrate at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. Since this declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth.  >>

09/30/2015
Sept 2015 news brief
Sept 2015 news brief  >>

09/30/2015
September 2015 Letter to the Community
September 2015 Letter to the Community  >>

09/28/2015
Rick Bonney Selected as the Second Recipient of the YLACES Youth Environmental Science Medal
Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) announces that Rick Bonney has been selected as the second recipient of the Youth Environmental Science Medal in recognition of his work in establishing multiple citizen science programs for youth and adults and the school focused Classroom Feeder Watch.  >>

09/23/2015
Kilimanjaro Learning Xpedition Begins on 24 September
The Kilimanjaro Learning Expedition has begun! Follow along for eight days as the 21-member Xpedition team makes it's way through six distinct biomes to the summit of the highest peak in Africa!  >>