[Science] Science Opportunities Week of May 4th.

Gamble, Adrienne Adrienne.Gamble at schools.utah.gov
Thu May 7 12:28:51 MDT 2015


Science Community Opportunities
May 4, 2015


Hello everyone, sorry for the delay this week!

Here is some new Utah Science information AND great opportunities for our community! Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us:



·         Summer 2015: Outdoor Exploration Workshop for Teachers (new dates!)

·         Earth, Water, Sky Summer Science Camp

·         Rowland Hall Hackathon

·         USEE Workshops

·         Online Professional Development, May 4-22, 2015: Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) and My Ocean Sampling Day (MyOSD)

& Transatlantic Ocean Science and Ocean Literacy (June 17-26 optional)

·         AP Environmental Science Summer Institute

·         USTA Summer Science Workshop Series

·         Huntsman Education Awards – 11 Honored!

·         Physics Day at Lagoon! – May 15th

·         STEM Summer Camps in Southern Utah

·         Mind Riot – The Leonardo –  June 11th – 13th

·         Professional Learning Series Summer Courses

·         Healthy STEM 5k

·         Camp Great Salt Lake – June 8th – 12th

·         Science Camp for Teachers! – June 22nd – 26th

·         University of Utah Upcoming STEM Events – Added a new event; check it out!

·         2015 Summer Institute Announcements




Scroll down for details….

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Summer 2015: Outdoor Exploration Workshop for Teachers

When: Friday, June 19, 2015 – Sunday, June 21, 2015 (3 days, 2 nights)
Who: K – 12 public school teachers in Utah
Where: Rio Mesa Center—University of Utah’s Research Station located along the Dolores River outside of Moab/Arches National Park.
(More info here: http://riomesa.utah.edu/)
Cost: FREE!
The Natural History Museum of Utah is proud to present a summer experience you won’t forget! Join museum educators and Utah scientists for the opportunity to connect with nature by participating in hands-on field experiences alongside experts in archaeology, ecology, insects, soils, and astronomy.  We will provide resources, lesson plans, and materials to assist with translating these new field experiences into teaching moments back in the classroom.

Teachers will earn 12 re-licensure points for attending.  Space for this program is limited.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to participate no later than June 1, 2015.
Accommodations:
You will have the opportunity to stay in one of the canvas safari tents<http://riomesa.utah.edu/images/facilities/Tent-Close%20up.jpg> on an elevated platform, each of which is equipped with two cots.  This means everyone will be sharing a tent with one other person.  There is also plenty of room adjacent to the canvas tents for individuals to pitch their own tents if they like.  The Rio Mesa Center also has a shower/bath house<http://riomesa.utah.edu/images/facilities/Bathouse%20Rear%20Day.jpg> and shade pavilion that will be open for our use during the program.
Basic Details:
We will depart from the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah on Friday morning in Museum vehicles.  It is approximately a 4 – 5 hour drive, so we will plan to arrive at Rio Mesa Center on Friday afternoon.  We will depart Rio Mesa Center on Sunday afternoon and arrive back at the Museum on Sunday evening.
All your meals, with the exception of lunch on our departure day, will be covered by Museum funds.  If you have any special dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know in advance.
Since we will be camping in a remote location, cell phone service is limited.
How to Apply:
Complete the Application<https://nhmu.utah.edu/summer-2015-outdoor-exploration-workshop-0>
Complete the Course Waiver<http://riomesa.utah.edu/facilities/liability_waiver.html>

*Application deadline is May 15, 2015.
Questions?  Please contact Natalie Toth at ntoth at nhmu.utah.edu<mailto:ntoth%40nhmu.utah.edu> / 801-587-3536

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Earth, Water, Sky Summer Science Camp
Dates: June 29-July 2, 2015
Group Size:     Minimum: 15              Maximum: 25
3 Nights/4 Days: Starting and Ending in Bluff, Utah
Partner: Clark Planetarium
Who can attend: Utah Student’s age 12-18
Cost: $150
Contact: 1-800-525-4456
http://www.fourcornersschool.org/our-trips/item/482-earth-water-sky-summer-science-camp-2015

Description of Summer Camp
Over 3.5 days of hands-on learning sessions, with a geologist, astronomy educator from Clark Planetarium, and art teacher from Monticello High school, the camp will provide opportunities for student’s age 12-18, from the state of Utah, to learn about astronomy, the night sky, geology, desert rivers, and much more. They will learn while floating the San Juan River in southeastern Utah through one of the most inspirational and classic settings possible for learning about the geologic, astronomical, natural and cultural history of the area.

The San Juan River is an erosional giant cutting a meandering course through hundreds of millions of years of exposed sandstone and limestone layers, and carrying an unbelievable load of silt. During the day, participants will actively take part in hands-on activities that have been extensively used in outdoor programs in the U.S. to increase people’s understanding of concepts that are traditionally cognitively difficult to understand using only verbal or verbal/linguistic means. At night, students will learn about prominent stars, planets, constellations, and look through a powerful telescope at Venus, Mars, Saturn and it’s moons, as well as a waxing crescent Moon, and deep-sky objects not visible near cities. This camp requires the ability to hike up to 3 miles round-trip over moderate terrain, camp, and enjoy group-learning experiences.



Janet Ross, Executive Director
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
@ Canyon Country Discovery Center
P.O. Box 1029
49W 600S (physical address)
Monticello, Utah 84535
435-587-2156 work
435-587-2193 Fax
435-587-5083 home
435-459-1115 cell
jross at fourcornersschool.org<applewebdata://1AB25DC3-05C6-44E9-B1BF-16DF047A401D/jross@fourcornersschool.org>
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Conservation–Adventure–Service–Education

Join and Support Four Corners School today!<https://www.fourcornersschool.org/index.php?option=com_dtdonate&controller=authorizenet&task=authorizenet&Itemid=999999>

Visit us on our Website<http://www.fourcornersschool.org/>, Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/fourcornersschool>, Flickr<http://www.flickr.com/fourcornersschool>, and YouTube<http://www.youtube.com/fourcornersschool>.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Rowland Hall Hackathon

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USEE Workshops

USEE is Hiring!
The Utah Society for Environmental Education is seeking an Executive Director.
To learn more, please visit this link: http://usee.org/images/ED-Position-Related-2015.pdf

Environmental Education Workshop Facilitator Training
June 13, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Utah Art Alliance
Register Here<http://usee.org/events/calendar/event/384-environmental-education-workshop-facilitator-training>
Interested in teaching any of the workshops that USEE hosts? Join us for a comprehensive training to prepare you to be a “Project Facilitator”.

Learn great facilitation skills as well as more about each of the programs (Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Project WILD).

This training will better prepare you to lead discussions and activities on environmental education.

For more information, or to register, contact:

Josh Wennergren
josh at usee.org<mailto:josh at usee.org>
801-328-1549<tel:801-328-1549>


Discover Environmental Education with George and the Discovery Gateway: Project Wet
June 25 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Discovery Gateway
Register Here<http://usee.org/events/calendar/event/380-discover-environmental-education-with-george-and-the-discovery-gateway-project-wet>
Join The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) and the Discovery Gateway for a hands-on environmental education experience! Participants will focus on the Project WET curriculum guide-- an award-winning education curriculum that facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids. Participants will also get a copy of

To illustrate various teaching tools we explore, participants will get a chance to engage with the Super Kids Save the World exhibit. This interactive exhibit teaches kids how to save the world, one action at a time. It’s saving electricity with a single flip of a light switch. It’s the power to turn an old tablecloth into a super hero cape and the ability to repair something instead of throwing it away. It’s fighting pollution and saving the world one aluminum can at a time. It’s ordinary kids making a difference. It’s Super Kids Save the World!

Super Kids Save the World gives kids (and their parents) the power to go green! Designed with “green” materials and practices, this super exhibit gives kids real super hero training starting with the four Rs:
Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle!


For more information, or to register, contact:
Josh Wennergren
josh at usee.org<mailto:josh at usee.org>
801-328-1549<tel:801-328-1549>


Early Childhood Environmental Education Workshop Facilitator Training
June 27, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Utah Art Alliance
Register Here<http://usee.org/events/calendar/event/385-early-childhood-environmental-education-facilitator-training>
Interested in teaching any of the early childhood education workshops that USEE hosts? Join us for a comprehensive training to prepare you to be a “Project Facilitator”.
Learn great facilitation skills as well as more about each of the early childhood programs USEE facilitates (Project Learning Tree and Growing up WILD)
This training will better prepare you to lead discussions and activities on early childhood environmental education.


For more information, or to register, contact:
Josh Wennergren
josh at usee.org<mailto:josh at usee.org>
801-328-1549<tel:801-328-1549>


Project WILD Educator Workshop
June 30, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Utah's Hogle Zoo
Register Here<http://usee.org/events/calendar/event/230-project-wild-educator-workshop>
Utah's Hogle Zoo is hosting this Project WILD workshop. During this workshop trained facilitators will introduce participants to various fun activities utilizing the exciting and dynamic setting of the Zoo facilities! All activities will be from the Project WILD curriculum, and all participants will go home with instruction manuals and skills to implement Environmental Education in their formal or non-formal classroom. This workshop is eligible for .5 USOE Credit or 8 Relicensure Points.
For more information, or to register, contact:
Josh Wennergren
josh at usee.org<mailto:josh at usee.org>
801-328-1549<tel:801-328-1549>

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Online Professional Development, May 4-22, 2015: Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) and My Ocean Sampling Day (MyOSD) & Transatlantic Ocean Science and Ocean Literacy (June 17-26 optional)

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AP Environmental Science Summer Institute

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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE

July 6 - 9, Woods Cross High School

For further information and registration: http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/page/97

This workshop will cover the major topics of APES by utilizing the building and school grounds, along with the local natural areas to enhance the student learning experience. There will be an emphasis on field biology and ecology, and how to empower students by engaging them in environmental issues, service learning, and citizen science. All activities will include discussion and modeling of strategies designed to differentiate instruction or scaffold lessons in order to meet the needs of all learners. Teachers will leave this workshop with differentiation methods which they can use to authentically engage a wide variety of students.

In addition, there will be a review of textbooks and their supplements, course syllabi, exam structure, scoring, and exam preparation. The workshop will be highly participatory, and there will be considerable space to address participant concerns and questions. Each day will include at least one lab activity.
For experienced teachers, you are welcome to bring a favorite activity and/or lab to share. (Please let me know what you plan to bring to avoid duplication and allow space in our schedule)

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USTA Summer Workshop Science Series


USTA Memo--All Course Open to all Members
Summer Workshops--We need to have the final push for registration for summer workshops, 2015.  All workshops come with 3 semester hours of university credit.  Registration information is located on the website www.utsta.org. <http://www.utsta.org. > ; Courses below are listed with numbers currently enrolled. USTA usually needs around 10 people enrolled to make a course go, some leway is given to individual instructors for smaller numbers.  Today May 4th, 2015  with instructor consent Astronomy, Geology, Chem 1, Physics 2 and  Science Methods are ago.  Please register now so we can plan for the summer.

Courses offered this summer by USTA.  Zoology (2 enrolled), Stats (7 enrolled), O Chem (3 enrolled), Geology (12 enrolled),  Astronomy (4 enrolled), Chem 1 (7 enrolled), Physics 2 (6 enrolled), Science Methods (16 enrolled)







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Contact email: duane_merrell at byu.edu<mailto:duane_merrell at byu.edu> or utahscienceteachers at gmail.com<mailto:utahscienceteachers at gmail.com>

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Huntsman Education Awards – 11 Honored

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627757/11-honored-with-2015-Huntsman-education-awards.html

Check out the article and see who was recognized for their efforts!

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Physics Day at Lagoon! – May 15th
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STEM Summer Camps in Southern Utah


Please check out the following links for more information!

http://camps.dixie.edu/camps  AND   http://stgeorge-ut.aauw.net/esmart/​


Rachel Ramsay
Assistant Professor, Digital Design

435-879-4348
ramsay at dixie.edu<mailto:ramsay at dixie.edu>

Dixie State University
St. George, Utah

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Mind Riot at The Leonardo

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STEM Curriculum Coordinators, We host a wonderful youth competition each June for high school students. Mind Riot is Utah’s unique three-day entrepreneurship collaborative that brings high school students together with experts in science, technology, business, and creativity to work on some of the biggest challenges facing human beings today. For more info: MindRiot.TheLeonardo.org

We’d appreciate it if you passed the attached flyer on to your high school teachers so they can share it with their students. Students will form teams once they are here; they do not need to have a team in order to apply. Also, our most successful teams are the ones that are the most diverse skill-wise. The application deadline in May 17 and only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Much thanks,
Shanna Futral
Director of Museum Programs

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Utah’s Center for Exploration
www.theleonardo.org<http://www.theleonardo.org/>
Direct: 801.531.9800 ext. 129
209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Professional Learning Series Course Catalog

The Course Catalog for all USOE Professional Learning Series classes is attached.  Registration on these courses began on April 1, but there is still plenty of room in all courses.

There are two 12-week courses available for Science teachers running this summer from May 14 – Aug 5 and both focus on 3-Dimensional Science Methods.  There is one course for K-6 teachers and another for 6-12th grade teachers (6th grade is listed twice because for some schools it’s an elementary class and for others it run more like a middle school model). These courses will introduce you teaching 3-dimensional science describing integrating science teaching with crosscutting concepts and science and engineering practices.  Research shows that teaching 3-dimensional science is not only the most effective but the most engaging for students.

Both courses offer Free USOE credit or 3 SUU college credits for $63.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Ricky Scott
Science Education Specialist
Utah State Office of Education
richard.scott at schools.utah.gov<mailto:richard.scott at schools.utah.gov>
Twitter - @rrscotta
250 E. 500 S.
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah  84114-4200

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Healthy STEM 5K - Registration

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Exercise your mind and your body! This 5K event is designed for students, parents, and educators to come and engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community. Participants will receive one of several prizes which may include: Healthy STEM shoe laces, Healthy STEM jump rope,  Healthy STEM t-shirt or water bottle.

Prize packs of PE equipment will be awarded for the schools (one elementary, one middle, and one high school) that have the greatest number of participants.

Proceeds will go to supporting Utah’s MESA National Competition Team.

Registration:
http://bit.ly/1Muq013
Cost: $5.00 per adult
$3.00 per K-12 student or child

For more information:
Sarah Young
STEM Liaison
Utah State Office of Education
sarah.young at schools.utah.gov<mailto:sarah.young at schools.utah.gov>
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-4200

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Camp Great Salt Lake
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Science Camp for Teachers!  - June 22nd – 26th
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FREE Materials Science Camp for Teachers
Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments
that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans

Who should attend?
• High school general science, chemistry, physics, math, technology, vocational,
team cross-curricular teachers
• Middle school physical science teachers

Why attend?
• Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments
that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans
• Help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering

Everything is FREE: 4 CEUs, materials, lunches & snacks

Graduate credits available! Two (2) graduate credits available (at
participant’s expense) through the University of Missouri-Kansas City at $250.
(This is optional.)

How to apply: Go to link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QGM39KB
or visit www.asmfoundation.org<http://www.asmfoundation.org>.

For more info contact:
Jeane Deatherage, Administrator of Foundation Programs at
jeane.deatherage at asminternational.org<mailto:jeane.deatherage at asminternational.org>; 1-800-336-5152, X5533
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University of Utah Upcoming STEM Events

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2015 Summer Institute Announcements
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Please note:  These are opportunities that have been requested to be shared with the Utah science teacher community.  The Utah State Office of Education has not specifically vetted or endorsed the programs shared.  Any concerns or questions should be directed at the organizations associated specifically with the event.



Sincerely,
Adrienne Gamble



Adrienne Gamble
Administrative Assistant  |   Teaching & Learning   |   Utah State Office of Education
250 E 500 S | PO Box 144200  | Salt Lake City, 84114-4200
•: 801.538.7617 |  •: adrienne.gamble at schools.utah.gov<mailto:adrienne.gamble at schools.utah.gov>

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