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Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

Since 1996, IGES has sponsored the annual IGES Art Contest for students in grades 2-4. Each year’s contest has a different theme and supports national science education standards. A panel of artists, scientists and IGES staff member judges the entries.

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

Each year, as part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW), ACS sponsors an illustrated poem contest for K-12 students. Participating ACS local sections invite area students to compete.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

We are pleased to invite children all over the world to submit their paintings on sustainable energy online. Join the competition and you could win cash prizes and help save our future!

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

The idea of a superhero armed with fantastic powers and tremendous technology has mesmerized the world for nearly a century. The ability to fly without wings, climb buildings like a gecko or see through walls is popularly interpreted as magical or of no scientific foundation. As we make advances...

Earthwatch Institute
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Educators, students, and the general public can join scientists on worldwide research expeditions on various earth and environmental science topics; Location: worldwide

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Teachers, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is here to be a resource for you! The links here can help you to better prepare for a visit to the Exploreum, or you can use the information to perform your own science demonstrations in the classroom or at home.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Weather Camp is a week-long residential camp, i.e. the campers will spend the week on campus and stay overnight in our East Campus dorms. Breakfast, lunch,and dinner as well as Morning and afternoon snacks are provided each day. Our theme is DISCOVER "Weather and Climate Science". Come and find...

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellites Studies, UW-Madison (CIMSS)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The CIMSS Student Workshop on Atmospheric, Satellite, and Earth Sciences features an exciting five-day agenda in meteorology, astronomy, remote sensing and geology. Participating students stay on campus in lakeside dorms and experience science education, research and technology through hands-on...

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Featured in this PDF is information on the many camps held at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology: Fossils: The Path of the Paleontologist; Mining and Explosives Engineering Institute; Geology Rocks! Youth Field Camp in the Black Hills; 3D and Beyond! Mechanical Engineering in the...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Washington (UW)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Held at NOAA's Seattle Sand Point facility each July, NOAA Science Camp offers opportunities for middle and high school students. In the middle school science camp, students engage in fun, hands-on activities that explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere. The High School Junior...

Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Are you curious about how weather predictions are made? Come to Penn State Weather Camp and find out! During this week of camp, you will receive hands-on experience in many aspects of weather, including the actual process of making a forecast. This camp will be held at the premier location for...

How the Weatherworks
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Helping pre-college and college students (with a weather/science career focus) gain invaluable knowledge, skills and experiences. You'll find a listing of local social media sites along with local camp information on the interactive camp map. You can access national social media sites by...

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Mineral displays; Location: Houghton, MI

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Sciences and Exploration Directorate is the largest Earth and space science research organization in the world. Its scientists advance understanding of the Earth and its life-sustaining environment, the Sun, the solar system, and the wider universe beyond. The Directorate is part of Goddard...

Lyndon State College (LSC)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Our new STEM exploration Camp is a week-long, hands-on day camp for students in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade to explore and stimulate interest in the STEM disciplines through highly interactive classes and activities. Each day campers will participate in hands-on workshops with STEM experts and...

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Camps and workshops at the Gilbert House utilize a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Experienced educators guide all the learning opportunities. Our staff, our methods and our children’s museum environment create the perfect combination for a fantastic experience. Camps are designed to be fun,...

Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center (BHO)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

A variety of group programs held at the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center: Weather Watching at Great Blue Hill, Kite-Making Workshop, Windy Weather, Guided Hikes, Weather Forecasting, Balloon Launch, Observatory Exploration, The Math of Meteorology, and other custom weather programs.

Adler Planetarium
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Astronomy exhibitions, shows and programs; Location: Chicago, IL

Space Center Houston
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation's education department at Space Center Houston is among the nation's leading science-education resources. Our programs are based on national science standards and focus on science, technology, engineering, and math to help adults and children think...

Weis Earth Science Museum (WESM)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Weis isn’t your grandfather’s museum full of dusty old glass cases — although we’ve got some really old stuff here! Imagine a museum where you can make an earthquake, walk through a mine tunnel, shoot off a quarry blast, touch a dinosaur bone, and make it rain! And everyone — from the...

City University of New York, National Weather Service (NWS)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Weathercamp at the City University of New York is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area, and has been offered free of charge to 6-12 students. It generally begins in the last week of July or first week of August, depending on staff scheduling....

Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA) and State of Alabama Oil and Gas Board (OGB)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Geological Survey of Alabama, established in 1848, provides service and information to Alabama and its citizens as a natural resource data gathering and research agency. As part of its mission, GSA explores and evaluates the mineral, water, energy, biological, and other natural resources of...

Paleontological Research Institute (PRI)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Paleontological Research Institution is a national leader in Earth systems science education research and programming dedicated to sharing knowledge and to understanding the science by which we gain that knowledge. We offer a diversity of programs and resources on Earth Science topics...

National Agriculture in the Classroom
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

This database of educational and teacher resources focuses on increasing agricultural literacy among your students. Test their knowledge with ready-made questions, find grants and scholarships, read about agricultural facts and find articles on their e-Zine, and even find programs in your state...

University of Oklahoma (UO)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Precollegiate Programs is committed to enhancing the academic lives of individuals K-12 through offering programs on a collegiate campus. The academic programs Precollegiate Programs offer each year present students with unique learning experiences, which help prepare students to become future...

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Adventures in Science (AiS) program introduces children from Pre-K to Grade 5 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits. The three-day workshops and week-long day camps are listed below. Hands-on...

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Science and Nature Program enhances children's understanding and respect for the natural world, as well as teaches the initial skills of scientific inquiry. This innovative program, offering weekday classes during the school year, is designed to educate children ages 3 through 11 and their...

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Hayden Planetarium has assembled the world’s largest cosmic atlas, extending from the Earth to the edges of the observable universe. Combined with the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX star projector Astronomy Live programs offer an interactive tour of the universe and a view of the...

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Curates a mineral, gem, meteorite, ore and rocks exhibition, research, seminars; Location: New York, NY

Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) have a long and successful history of collaborative research and exploration activities that began with the Apollo program. The LPI and JSC have harnessed that heritage to build the Center for Lunar Science and...

American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

With over 20 programs for grades K – 5, AMSE Outreach has something for everyone. These exciting, educational enrichment opportunities can be used to reinforce classroom instruction or to introduce a new topic. Exhibitions, video library, public events, tours; Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Teen Science Cafe Network
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Teen Science Cafe Network is a dynamic, growing network of programs across the country with the mission of connecting high school teenagers with science and scientists via the science cafe model. Teen Science Cafe programs are a series of fun, out-of-school social events that bring teens...

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Exhibitions, public programs, lectures, planetarium showes, classes (for the general public); Location: Anchorage, AK

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Field trips; Location: Thornton, CO

National Park Foundation (NPF)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the Every Kid in a Park initiative is again offering passes for free admission to national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges to fourth-grade students and their families. Why fourth grade? Research shows that kids ages 9 to 11 are...

Chabot Space and Science Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Interactive exhibit where visitors can learn more about stars, nebulae, and other treasures of the universe. You will not journey into the darkness alone: Stella the Interstellar Robot will go with you, showing you some of the awesome objects in the Universe's treasure trove. Explore stars of...

Black Hills Mining Museum
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Mine tours, panning for gold; Location: Lead, SD

Chabot Space and Science Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Want to get behind the controls of the original space roadster (a Mercury space capsule), see just how much rocket it took to put three men on the Moon and try your hand at landing there just as it was done the first time? We didn't just go to the Moon, we brought some of it back to Earth -...

BYU Museum of Paleontology
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The BYU Museum of Paleontology was built in 1976 to prepare, display, and house the rock and dinosaur fossils collected by Dr. James A. Jensen and his crews. Over decades of field work, Dr. Jensen and crews gathered fossils from locations in Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. Fossil...

Colburn Earth Science Museum
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Colburn Earth Science Museum ignites imagination, enhances science capability, and unlocks innovation. Through hands-on exhibits, special events, school programming, and adult learning opportunities, the Colburn reaches out to thousands of children and adults every year. Mineral and gem...

Microscopy Society of America
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Outreach designed to get students and teachers into microscopy.

Chabot Space and Science Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

From the heart of the Solar System, straight to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, and delivered to you: A near-real-time interactive full color extreme ultraviolet animation of our dynamic and stunning star, Sol. The Sun doesn't get more personal or awesome than this! Zoom in on...

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Public education classes and certifications; Location: Hartford, Ct

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Earth Sciences Department strives to effectively engage the general public and media. Efforts include citizen science, popular talks, tours, and articles, science documentaries, and the Paleontology Certification Program. In the last year, the Earth Science Department volunteers have logged...

Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Geoscience travel and tours; Location: Boulder, CO

Maryland Science Center
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Earth science exhibit with multimedia components; Location: Baltimore, MD

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The NASA Out of School Learning Network is managed collaboratively by three NASA centers: Glenn Research Center in Ohio, Langley Research Center in Virginia, and Stennis Space Center in mississippi. The NOSL Network developed and executed a common implementation framework for providing NASA...

New York State Geological Survey (NYSGS)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The New York State Museum offers educational opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities. Through museum programming and online educational resources, children, families, educators, and students can experience the art, science, and history of New York State in a fun and engaging way....

Radford University
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

The Radford University geology, biology, anthropology, chemistry and physics programs offer a special program for K-12 classes in which students visit MES, the Radford University Planetarium, the Radford University Greenhouse and view exciting chemistry and physics magic shows. The full program...

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian NMNH)
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Pronounced "Curious", an interactive exhibit for middle and high school students to explore diverse research topics in the sciences. Online media also available.; Location: Washington, D.C.

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Horsehead Nebula, Bernard 33
Location-based Outreach Programs
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Astronomy Clubs throughout the United States are invited to partner with NASA Space Place to bring news of specific NASA projects to their members and to help spread the excitement of space and Earth science, as well as the technology that advances the science. Astronomy Club will receive...

Variety of Minerals
Online Outreach Programs
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If you find rocks interesting, you might like to try rock collecting to help you learn more about rocks and minerals. In fact, you could even learn facts about geology as you search around your (home) to add rocks to your collection. Geologists study the physical and chemical changes that led to...

Students test water samples
Contests for K-12 Students
National Science Foundation (NSF)

The idea of a superhero armed with fantastic powers and tremendous technology has mesmerized the world for nearly a century. The ability to fly without wings, climb buildings like a gecko or see through walls is popularly interpreted as magical or of no scientific foundation. As we make advances...

Students test water samples
Contests for K-12 Students
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Each year, as part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW), ACS sponsors an illustrated poem contest for K-12 students. Participating ACS local sections invite area students to compete.

Saturn images taken from Hubble
Location-based Outreach Programs
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The NASA Out of School Learning Network is managed collaboratively by three NASA centers: Glenn Research Center in Ohio, Langley Research Center in Virginia, and Stennis Space Center in mississippi. The NOSL Network developed and executed a common implementation framework for providing NASA...

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