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Science in ME

Equipping Teachers to Engage Students in Science


Maine's science standards are up for review, what does this mean?

Please Click here to learn more about the standards and how to share your voice!

Click here for a primer on a brief history of the Maine's science standards.

Upcoming Events!

03 May 2018 4:30 PM • Virtual
07 Jun 2018 4:30 PM • Virtual


Science News!

Terra Matters’ Climate Summit and Rally includes students ranging from elementary to college level. Saturday morning April 21, 2018 (Earth Day Weekend) environmental clubs from College of the Atlantic, USM, St. Joseph’s College, Casco Bay High School, Kent’s Hill High School, Scarborough High School, Friends School of Portland, and King Middle School will present their environmental local action projects at a Youth Climate Summit at University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall.  A Climate Rally will immediately follow in Deering Oaks Park From 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm with speakers and four musical acts, featuring The Root Bros, The Ghouls, Flight 317, and the MAMM King Band. All events are open to the public. 

Terra Matters has partnered with The New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, Maine Community Foundation, Sierra Club Maine, Natural Resource Council of Maine, Maine Environmental Education Association, 350 Maine, Project Learning Tree, Maine Audubon and young changemakers around the state. 

July 11-13, 2018

SPACE: Space Port Area Conference for Educators

Kennedy Space Center, FL

www.kennedyconference.org  

 

Registration is now open for the first annual SPACE Conference, hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.  Experience stimulating presentations from astronauts, and NASA science and engineering experts.  Tour the Kennedy Space Center and surrounding facilities. Get ready-to-go lesson plans and creative ideas to infuse your classroom with STEM and multifaceted, space-related content.  Keep your fingers crossed for a launch to be scheduled during the conference dates!  This conference is for K-12 certified educators who are teaching in U.S. schools.  Attendees must be U.S. citizens.  

I wanted to reach out and invite you to Springworks Farm's 2nd Annual Aquaponic Workshop! This year, it will be hosted at Springworks Farm up in Lisbon, Maine.

 

Come enjoy a complimentary breakfast, followed by an introduction to Aquaponics and tour of our commercial greenhouse. We will then come together for lunch in the farmhouse, where we will give a step-by-step tutorial of how to set up your own Microfarm system, as well as how it can be incorporated into your classrooms science curriculum. We are happy to have Carolyn Nichols as our guest speaker. She is a Biology Teacher at Morse High School, and will be taking you through the Springworks Science Curriculum. We will end with a trip to our farm stand, where you can purchase some fresh local tastings to go! The workshop price is only $25, and Microfarms plus its accompanied Curriculum will be available for purchase for just $199. 

 

Please RSVP before May 1st with your number of attendees. We look forward to having you up to the farm and become part of the Springworks family!

brian@springworksfarm.com

REGISTER HERE

Please join us for the 3D Printing Expo at the Thomas College Center for Innovation in Education!

April 27. 2018

8:00-3:00

Thomas College, Summit Room

Registration for the event is FREE!

 

Come learn how 3D printing and design can help engage learners at the first annual 3D Printing Expo to be held on April 27 at Thomas College. This event, sponsored by the Thomas College Center for Innovation in Education, is open to Maine teachers, technical directors, school librarians and administrators engaged in or interested in expanding the use of

3D printing and design.

Becoming a Teacher Fellow is one of the best ways to give your students this opportunity. We're recruiting our fourth cohort of Teacher Fellows who will receive free *professional development* and* stipends* to involve

students in the 2019 MSSF. In the last two years, our Teacher Fellows' students have received:


  - Six full-tuition scholarships to University of Maine

  - Three $25,000 scholarships to University of New England

  - Six $4,000 scholarships to University of Southern Maine

  - Two $1,500 scholarships to University of Maine at Augusta


All of these scholarships are renewable for up to four years. This equals

more than $600,000 in potential aid for students doing projects in

STEM subjects including computer science, behavioral sciences, mathematics

and engineering.


If your school has not participated in Maine State Science Fair in the last

five years, you can apply to be a Teacher Fellow.* Learn more and apply on

our website <https://mmsa.org/tf2019apply/>!*


MSSF is sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory and Maine Mathematics & Science

Alliance. FMI: www.maine-state-science-fair.org.






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