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White House Astronomy Night – October 19

White House Astronomy Night – October 19   The Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced that the White House will host an Astronomy Night on October 19, 2015.  In addition to inviting students and educators to the South Lawn of the White House to stargaze […]

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Notices of Funding Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2015 IMLS Press Contact 202-653-4799 Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov Notices of Funding Opportunity: First Round of Funding for FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Preliminary two-page proposals that address IMLS priorities will be accepted until […]

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Afterschool Alliance: STEM is important to parents

The Afterschool Alliance recently published a report titled “America after 3pm”. One key take-away: “While parents report that many factors were important to them in selecting their child’s afterschool program, more than half (53 percent) said that STEM learning opportunities were very important in their decision. Of […]

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Family STEM Nights

Family STEM nights are a great way to encourage people to visit the library, because you are able to engage the entire family at one event.  Sometimes, this can be easier for parents — being able to take the entire family out for one fun event that […]

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Public Libraries and STEM

I had the great privilege and honor to be part of the inaugural Public Libraries and STEM Conference, co-convened last week in Denver, Colorado by Paul B. Dusenbery of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning and Keliann LaConte of the Lunar and Planetary Institute. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/stemlibraryconference/ At this conference, STEM […]

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NASA Earth& Space Science Education E-Newsletter

August 2015 A monthly broadcast including upcoming educational programs, events, opportunities, and the latest resources from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. To Unsubscribe, e-mail ese_ed_newslist-unsubscribe@lists.hq.nasa.gov with ‘Unsubscribe’ as the subject. Click here to see an archive of past newsletters. Programs & Events New in this Issue “Where Over […]

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First time experience judging a science fair!

By Maija McLaughlin, Director of Digital Access, Fayetteville Free Library The Environmental Challenge is a science fair hosted by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  In collaboration with the Syracuse City School District, SUNY-ESF invites 800 7th and 8th graders to […]

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How much do you know about these Incredible Creations!?!?!?!?

Have you ever wondered about the science behind the unbelievable life size LEGO brick creations at LEGOLAND? LEGOLAND has put together an infographic for all statistic and LEGOLAND enthusiasts that show the awesome creations LEGOLAND has to offer and I wanted to be sure to share it […]

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Move Over iPads, Kindles in the Spotlight

  Over this past summer my department added a regular Gadget Lab to our Summer Reading Club programming.  I had the opportunity to offer Kindle Fire HDs and iPad Minis for my school-aged participants to learn to use and play with.  Initially the program was offered every […]

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Pluto: New Horizons Event Update!

The Pluto flyby press kit should be published soon; in the meantime, the Mission Guide at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Participate/teach/Resources.php  and the information below should be useful to you as you field questions from your visitors and students and plan your Pluto events: NASA TV (also streamed on Internet) http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html#.VYM8GWCI3vo (Schedule […]

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