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Resources for STEM educators:
Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards! Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standard

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Upcoming Events!

11 Apr 2015 (UTC-04:00) • Gardiner Area High School - Friday October 9, 2015
09 Oct 2015 7:15 AM (EDT) • Gardiner Area High School, Gardiner ME
06 Nov 2015 4:30 PM • MMSA, 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3, Augusta, ME 04330
Science News!

The Eagle Hill Institute has been conducting week-long training courses in natural history sciences for more than 20 years. Our field courses are taught by experts in their respective fields and are taught in one of North America’s most spectacular and pristine natural areas, the coast of eastern Maine from Acadia National Park to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and beyond. The workshops run from Fri evening until 4:30 PM on Sunday and can earn participants 1.5 Continuing Education Units through the University of Maine.Target participants include teachers, beginning to advanced amateurs, graduate and undergraduate students, professional field biologists, and personnel from federal and state agencies and numerous environmental organizations.

For general program information, go to
Workshop titles are linked to workshop descriptions
For more information, contact marilyn Mayer:    or   207-546-2821  x1

Date            Title and Instructor

Sept  25 - 27        The Craft of Photography: Pushing the Limits of you Camera
                Bruce Cassaday

Oct 2 - 4            Ice Age Trail Down East Maine - Record of a Hemispheric Warming Event
                Harold Borns

Oct 9 - 11        Introduction to Mosses and their Allies*
                Fred Olday

Oct 16 - 18        New England Freshwater Fish: an Identification Workshop*
                David Halliwell

Oct 23 - 25        Introduction to Lichens*
                Fred Olday

Oct 30 - Nov 1    The Challenge of Macro Photography
                Bruce Cassaday

Nov 6 - 8        Woody Plant Identification by Twigs*
                Dennis Magee

Shell Science Teaching Award

This award recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher (K–12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching.

Eligibility: K–12 classroom science teachers
Award: $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to attend NSTA’s National Conference; two finalists will also receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference
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Grant opportunity
from® Earn $500.00 for your classroom! Write a lesson plan to engage and encourage students to learn about energy.  For more information and application details:

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