Monday, April 27, 2009

Smithsonian Science Education Academy Opportunity

From Ian MacGregor, former executive director of the NAGT:

Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers:
Earth's History & Global Change
National Science Resources Center/Smithsonian Institution July 26-31, 2009, Washington, D.C

As part of its annual program of teacher events, the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) is conducting a week-long academy for teachers (of grades 6-12) on Earth's History and Global Change. The academy utilizes the unique resources of the Smithsonian Institution's museums, as well as scientists from organizations, and laboratories around Washington, DC to explore concepts and content relating to the formation of our planet, and the evidence for planetary change through natural processes and human intervention. Sessions will include behind-the-scenes access to museum collections, special museum floor visits, interactions with scientists in research laboratories, hands-on inquiry-based sessions, and more. Topics investigated include planet formation, volcanism and plate tectonics, geological evidence for different paleoenvironments and recent changes in our oceans and atmosphere.

The course is residential. Course fees include hotel accommodation near the National Mall, some meals, and transport to session venues. 3 graduate credits, (for an additional fee of $300) are available from the Virginia Commonwealth University. For additional information on the course fees and nature of this course, and others like it, visit or contact Juliet Crowell at the NSRC by email at or phone at 202-633-2968.

Register Online Now!

National Science Resources Center
901 D Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024

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