CELF Citizen Science: Inquiry to Action Program @ MECA
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

CELF Citizen Science: Inquiry to Action is a semester-long program that engages educators and students in project-based STEAM learning outside of the classroom. Tailored to each school and community location, we offer professional learning workshops for teachers paired with on-site support to implement a project-based learning module that  connects students to real-world challenges in their own neighborhoods. The program culminates in a Spring 2020 Student Symposium, bringing together all participating schools to present their findings and pollution-prevention plans to community members and real-world policy makers. The program combines the development of 21st century skills with the motivation and creativity generated by solving a problem in one’s own community.

Participants in the program will:

  • Implement a project-based STEAM learning unit.

  • Participate in professional learning workshops paired with on-site educator support.

  • Collect data with AirBeam monitoring technology combined with HabitatMap crowd-sourced data sharing platform.

  • Focus on air-quality while learning pedagogical principles that apply to a range of citizen science learning opportunities.

  • Engage with local concerns through student-led inquiry.

This opportunity is grant-funded. Join one of the workshops, connect with our educators for on-site support, and come together with other classes implementing this program at our 2020 Spring Student Symposium.

If you attend one of two professional development opportunities you can attain 2-hours of Continuing Professional Education credit, receive an air quality monitor, connect with local environmental partners, and enjoy a free lunch with fellow educators. You will also gain access to the 2020 Student Symposium, the culminating event for the program.

Deadline NOAA Explorer in Training Program Applications
Feb 1 @ 11:45 pm – 11:45 pm

As part of its mission to train the next generation of ocean explorers, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research hosts undergraduate and graduate students in the Explorer-in-Training program, where participants gain valuable experience in deepwater mapping and exploration. Applications for 2020 are currently being accepted through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.Ocean floor mapping images2020 exploration will focus on the Atlantic Ocean, including the US Exclusive Economic Zone near Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and New England, the Mid Atlantic Ridge, and Atlantic Maritime Canada.  Application for the Okeanos Explorer-In-Training Program 2020 Field Season (March-October can be found at:  Applications for offshore opportunities are restricted to US citizens only.  Onshore opportunities are not available this year.

Project WILD Facilitator Training @ Delores Fenwick Nature Center
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day
Project WILD Facilitator Training @ Delores Fenwick Nature Center | Pearland | Texas | United States

Training and certification to conduct Texas Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD workshops – prerequisite required

Share WILD with your peers and colleagues!  Join the corps of volunteer Facilitators who lead the suite of Project WILD workshops. After attending this two-day workshop, participants may be certified to facilitate Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD professional development workshops for formal and informal educators.

Must have previously attended a Project WILD or Aquatic WILD regular educator workshop and be willing to lead one workshop per year.

Receive 12 hours TEA-approved CPE hours.

STEM Conference @ University of Houston at Clear Lake
Apr 4 all-day

UHCL’s College of Education would like to invite you to the STEM conference, “STEM Innovations and Impact on Educational Communities” on Saturday, April 4, 2020. This conference will bring together leading experts and researchers from around the Greater Houston Area to focus on topics that impact K–12 STEM education. Educators will present what they are doing including hands-on activities, research, and programs as each relates to STEM. Participants will attend break-out sessions and tour some of the research facilities located at University of Houston-Clear Lake, along with earning 7 CPEs for attendance.