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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Jun 25, 2014

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      From: STEM City Center <mindy@...>
      Subject: STEM Stuff for Teachers
      Date: June 25, 2014 at 11:37:20 AM MST
      To: Mansel <Mansel.Nelson@...>
      Reply-To: STEM City Center <mindy@...>

      Astronomy Camp, Environmental Science Website, and More!
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      June 25, 2014

      Middle School Astronomy Camp

      Lowell Observatory has a few more spots available in their FREE, activity-based, week-long day camp geared toward middle school students who will be going into 8th or 9th grade in the fall. The camp meets July 21st-25th from 3:30 to 9:30 PM.

      Over the course of the week, a Lowell educator, a local middle school teacher and an astronomy club member will lead a total of 20 campers through hands-on exercises designed to teach them about various concepts in astronomy. The camp will have both daytime and evening components and feature an informal research component. Activities are designed to develop participant's observational skills, to foster their ability to think critically and to instill in them a sense of excitement about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

      Contact: Diana Weintraub at dweintraub@... or 928-233-3206

      Free BioSEEK Bootcamp

      TGen North is repeating its successful BioSEEK (BioScience Education Enhancment Kits) Professional Development Workshop series this July 29-31, 2014 in Flagstaff, AZ. We will cover DNA extraction, genetics basics, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics and MORE!

      The 2.5 day workshop, aimed at educators grades 6-12, is free to attend and lunch and snacks will be provided. Those who have attended one or two workshops in the past are encouraged to sign up for the entire 2.5 days. Attendance to all 5 half-day workshops is required.
      Please distribute this flyer to all who may be interested. Our goal is to reach out to northern Arizona teachers. However, we have hotel reservations to accommodate a few out-of-area Arizona teachers as well. Space is limited, so register today! Contact: Zsuzsi Kovacs at skovacs@...

      New Environmental Science website

      NAU Graduate Student Sarah Burcher, with funding from Science Foundation Arizona, has created a website, www.flagstaffscies.org, with outdoor environmental education activities. She is looking for teachers to PILOT some of the activities in the fall, and will meet your classes at an outdoor field site and provide the necessary materials for the activity.

      There are activities in forestry, hydrology and soil so far. She would also like suggestions to improve the content of the site. What outdoor STEM activities do you want for your classroom? Contact Mindy if you would like to pilot at least one lesson in the fall, and/or if you have suggestions for additional projects.

      Coconino Amateur Radio Club Field Event

      Join the CocoNuts, NPA's legoman, and others from 11 am Saturday, June 28th to 11 am Sunday, June 29th at the Outdoor Market at Silver Saddle, 9001 N Hwy 89, Flagstaff

      STEM Events happening at the field day include:
      CocoNuts Team with their prize-winning students and robots
      Video stream of NPA's Balloon Launch - Legoman hits the stratosphere
      Send your name in Morse Code with the Flagstaff Girl Scouts
      Talk on the radio with experienced ham radio folks
      View sunspots with solar telescopes
      There will also be a ham radio swap meet both days

      Download the flyer for this event here.

      Free U of A Workshops for Educators

      This summer the University of Arizona Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and YourLabs are proud to offer two one-day workshops to all Arizona STEM teachers.

      The workshops will focus on:
      - Using technology in the classroom
      - Successfully applying for small grants
      - Assessing student learning in real time
      - Using YourLabs analytics to drive instruction

      Two FREE one-day workshop series will be offered on July 17th and July 18th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
       8 hours of professional development credit will be given
      We will also provide free food and a number of free resources for you to take back to your classroom!

      Please register here. Contact celine@... with any questions. Deadline for registration: Friday, July 11th


      Apps that Rise to the Top

      Interested in Apps that are Tested and Approved by Teachers? Click here for more details!

      Learn to Code!

      The Hour of Code is coming... again! December 8-14
      Thanks to educators like you, last year's Hour of Code movement just keeps growing. By now, 37 million students have tried computer science for the first time with the Hour of Code and we hope to make this December's campaign even BIGGER.
      Check out new Code.org courses for a preview of what's to come: all free, open source and available worldwide.

      By fall, we'll offer: 3 levels of elementary courses (K-1, 2-3, 4-5)
      Free, one-day curriculum workshops for elementary teachers beginning in September - Sign up to be notified when a workshop is scheduled in your area.
      Middle school programming activities for math and science classes.

      Arizona Science Teachers Association Newsletter

      ASTA posts a newsletter full of professional development opportunities, awards, grants, and more two times each month. Link to their latest newsletter here.

      And congratulations to...

      Morgan Serventi of Page, from the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, earned the National Young Woman of Distinction Award for her "Power of Poo" project that uses methane gas from animal excrement as a source of power and a green energy alternative. The project shows how to build a portable, affordable, and easily maintained machine out of simple materials when supplies are scarce. This program has been adopted by villages on both the Navajo reservation and in the heart of Kenya.
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      Mansel Nelson
      Senior Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 

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