Wildlife Conservation Society Teacher Advisory Council accepting applicants

Are you interested in becoming even more involved in the Zoo’s conservation education initiatives? The Zoo’s Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) may be the opportunity for you. TAC is composed of certified teachers and educators who are able to commit to a two-year term to advise us on our educational programs, discuss the changing needs of today’s teachers, and serve as Bronx Zoo ambassadors in their schools, district, and community. TAC members are selected from teachers across a variety of content areas and grade levels throughout the tri-state area.

Teacher Advisory Council Members will

  • Meet at the Zoo four to five Saturdays per year (lunch is provided) with an opportunity to continue after a year.
  • Serve in an advisory role to assist with the development of new 21st century educational programs.
  • Serve as a Zoo ambassador in their school, district and community—disseminate Zoo information to colleagues, and share teacher feedback with the Zoo.
  • Receive regular updates on Zoo events and opportunities via e-mail and education newsletters.
  • Have the exclusive opportunity to work with Zoo educators and be an integral part of Bronx Zoo conservation education programming.

 

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUn9RTlWilIv2lsBxKfFulqRlFj75CGE3Em1wtYRQgYtd9bg/viewform

Laura J. Snyder: Science Speaks! Free Book Talk and Signing for NYC DOE Educators

Priority to school-based teachers and administrators.

Others may register beginning on Tuesday, May 29, at noon.

Come join us for this year’s final Science Speaks! book signing and presentation hosted by the Science Team of the NYC DOE STEM Department and the National Archives at NYC. Dr. Laura J. Snyder, a historian, philosopher, science writer, and professor at St. John’s University, will talk to us about her book The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World. Dr. Snyder is the author of three books, and gave a wonderful talk on Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing for us two years ago. Oliver Sacks called her “a masterly scholar and a powerful storyteller.”The Philosophical Breakfast Club was an official selection of the TED Book Club, a Scientific American Notable Book, and winner of the Royal Institution of Australia’s 2011 poll for “Best Science Book.” Dr. Synder’s TED Talk on The Philosophical Breakfast Club has been viewed over one million times. All participants will receive a free copy of The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World.

This event will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

Register here:

https://tinyurl.com/SciSpeaksSnyder2

Priority to school-based teachers and administrators.

Others may register beginning on Tuesday, May 29, at noon.

Space is limited.

Advance registration is required.

Only one ticket per person.

OK Go Sandbox enables students to explore STEAM (STEM plus Arts) concepts.

An online resource for K–12 educators uses OK Go’s music videos as starting points for integrated guided-inquiry challenges, enabling students to explore STEAM (STEM plus Arts) concepts. The website features music videos and resources to help teachers connect the joy and wonder of the videos to concepts such as sound and simple machines.The resources accompanying the video The One Moment, for example, include a Q&A with the band on the science and math involved in producing a video in which objects pop, crash, and crumble to the beat of the music. In a science challenge, Timing Is Everything, students explore gravity’s impact on objects of different sizes and masses by dropping objects from a consistent height and recording their falls.

 

Full Link: https://okgosandbox.org/

 

Food for Thought: Eating in Space Educator Guide

This guide presents five Next Generation Science Standards–supported lesson plans for grades 5–8 that relate to food and nutrition. Through the lessons, students research the caloric content and nutritional value of space foods (Mars Needs Food!); construct and use calorimeters to measure the kilocalories (energy) contained in several food samples (Burning Question: Which Food to Take to Mars?); design and assemble a robot to perform a specific task using commercial robot kits or construct a simulated robot using various scrap materials (Always Wash Your End Effectors); investigate adhesion, cohesion, contact angle, and capillary action in liquids (Now That’s a Cup of Coffee); and create nutritional labels for cookies (If You Give an Astronaut a Cookie). Lesson plans include learning objectives, background information, materials lists, procedures, assessments, and student handouts.

Full Link: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Food_For_Thought.html

Sidney Horenstein: Science Speaks! Free Book Talk and Signing for NYC DOE Educators

Priority to school-based teachers and administrators.

Others may register beginning on Tuesday, May 22, at noon.

Come join us for the first of two June Science Speaks! book signings and presentations hosted by the NYCDOE STEM Department and the National Archives at NYC. Sidney Horenstein, co-author of Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future is a geologist and former Coordinator of Environmental Public Programs at the American Museum of Natural History. He also served as an adjunct lecturer in geology at the City University of New York for 25 years and is the natural history consultant to the Bronx County Historical Society. He has written extensively about New York City geology and has a long history of doing geology walking tours of Manhattan. This talk is relevant to teachers of all grade levels. All participants will receive a free copy of Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future.

This event will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

Register here:

https://tinyurl.com/SciSpeaksHorenstein

Priority to school-based teachers and administrators.

Others may register beginning on Tuesday, May 22, at noon.

Space is limited.

Advance registration is required.

Only one ticket per person.

The Planetary CubeSats Symposium

The Planetary CubeSats Symposium
August 16-17 2018
Registration deadline May 18
 
The 3rd Planetary CubeSat Science Symposium will be held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Greenbelt campus on August 16-17 2018 in B34-W150, with the participation of CubeSat/SmallSat scientists and developers. Discussions will include current missions, mission concepts, and opportunities for future mission selections. The sessions will also include panel discussions about strategic and technical aspects of planetary small satellite missions, and an afternoon poster session providing mission proposers the opportunity to meet with vendors and suppliers.
 
The registration deadline is May 18. Oral talks and posters are welcomed. See https://cubesats.gsfc.nasa.gov/symposium.html for more details and to register.
 
The symposium is an activity of Goddard’s Planetary CubeSat Science Institute (PCSI). https://cubesats.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html

Elementary Science Expo Registration

Dear Educators,

Registration for the 2018 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo is NOW OPEN! We hope your school will participate in the Expo. For more information about the Expo and details about how to submit your projects, see the information below. See you on June 5 at the Expo!

ANNOUNCING THE SIXTH ANNUAL STEM MATTERS NYC ELEMENTARY SCIENCE EXPO!

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018

9:30am-12:30pm

 

SCHOOL GROUPS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS WELCOME

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

All Department of Education elementary schools are invited to register up to four projects to participate in the 2018 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo, which will take place from 9:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Each project must be an Observational Study, Experimental Investigation, or Engineering Design Investigation. Schools must designate an Expo Coordinator who will serve as the primary point of contact for project registration and participation.

Expo Coordinators visit http://www.cvent.com/d/h5qgzt to register your school to participate. The priority registration deadlineis Friday, May 4. The final deadline is Friday, May 11.

Register your students’ projects by the priority deadline to ensure their names are included in the Expo Program—projects registered after May 4 may not be able to be recognized in the Expo Program.

Visit https://www.opt-osfns.org/opt/schools/field_trips/ftriplogin.aspx to plan their visit and reserve a bus through the Office of Pupil Transportation online field trip system.

All elementary schools are invited to visit the Expo even if their students are not presenting projects. Visithttp://spep.libguides.com/Expo for more information and to download a flyer to share with your school community. For questions, contact ScienceExpo@schools.nyc.gov.

Expo Location
The Armory on the Hudson
216 Fort Washington Avenue

New York, NY 10032

SEE YOU AT THE EXPO!

 

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Reel Science with Before the Flood: Free Workshop for NYCDOE Teachers

Science teachers, join us at the Paley Center for Media for a wonderful opportunity!

Come join us for our upcoming Reel Science presentation hosted by the NYCDOE STEM Department and the Paley Center for Media. In this workshop designed especially for NYCDOE science teachers at all levels, Paley Center educators will moderate a discussion using the National Geographic film on climate change, Before the Flood, to demonstrate best practices for using film and other media to enhance science curriculum content, and will additionally discuss methods for using film as a tool for teaching critical thinking and viewing skills. Participants will be encouraged to direct the discussion by picking and talking about clips that connect to their science, math, or engineering curriculum. Programs from the Paley Center archive may also be screened and compared to the film. Participants who choose to will receive copy of the DVD prior to the event. All participants are expected to view the film prior to the workshop.

 

This event will take place on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 4:30PM to 6:30PM.

Register here:

https://tinyurl.com/ReelSciFlood

Space is limited.

Advance registration is required.

Only one ticket per person.Reel Science with Before the Flood: Free Workshop for NYCDOE Teachers