[Science] Science Opportunities for Week of November 21st

Scott, Richard Richard.Scott at schools.utah.gov
Mon Nov 21 15:52:11 MST 2016



Science  Community Opportunities
November 21, 2016


Here are some great science opportunities for our community! Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us.  If you have anything you would like to be included in this weekly e-mail, send the information to Karen Tolley at karen.tolley at schools.utah.gov<mailto:karen.tolley at schools.utah.gov>.



  *   Governor's Office of Energy Development: ALERT, ONE MONTH LEFT to apply for the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship – Submission deadline: December 2
  *   Upcoming Workshops at the Natural History Museum of Utah
  *   Educational Experiences at the Children’s Museum of Utah, Discovery Gateway
  *   Astro Camp Field Trips
  *   Utah Stem Expo – January 21, 2017
  *   Upcoming USEE Programs
  *   USTA Winter Conference – Registration closes January 6, 2017
  *   The Leonardo Educator Newsletter – November 2016
  *   Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA – March 4, 2017







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Governor's Office of Energy Development: Only 2 weeks left to apply for the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship
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Upcoming workshops at the Natural History Museum of Utah

All workshops are FREE for Utah Educators! Snacks provided.
Register today at - https://nhmu.utah.edu/educators

STEAM It Up! The Art and History of STEM
Tuesday, December 6th - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @NHMU
Learn how art and history can provide the creative spark and context for STEM subjects. Participate in inquiry labs to explore the history and science behind the ancient art forms of native dyes, homemade inks, and marbled paper.
            • Designed for 4th - 8th grade teachers - any subject
            • Earn 2 re-licensure points for attending

What Rock Is That?
Saturday, December 10 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm @ NHMU
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm @ NHMU
Is it slate, or is it shale? Is it a rock, or is it a mineral? Interact with quality specimens to build a deeper understanding of the processes that form minerals and rocks and the identifying characteristics of these processes. Walk away feeling more confident guiding your students in constructing explanations and engaging in argument from evidence about Earth’s materials.
            • Designed for 2nd, 4th, and 7th grade teachers but all welcome
            • Earn 3 re-licensure points for attending



ANGELA DARVALL
Education Program Specialist
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH | Rio Tinto Center | University of Utah
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 | www.nhmu.utah.edu<http://www.nhmu.utah.edu>
801 587 3536 office | adarvall at nhmu.utah.edu<mailto:adarvall at nhmu.utah.edu>


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Upcoming USEE Programs

Award-winning Professional Development opportunities for 2016-17 school year with the Utah Society for Environmental Education. These workshops are eligible for USBE credit/relicensure hours, and are guaranteed not to be cancelled.

We can also come to you and do a workshop just for your school. Please contact programs at usee.org<mailto:programs at usee.org> to schedule.

January 21, 2017
Project Learning Tree: Air Quality Theme with Breathe Utah  (K-8)
9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
$35

April 12, 2017
Project Learning Tree: Arbor Day Theme  (K-8)
9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Red Butte Garden, SLC
$35
For more information and to REGISTER, please visit: http://www.usee.org/programs/workshops

Save the date for the 27th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference, April 6-8, 2017, in Logan, Utah! Visit usee.org<http://usee.org> for ore information.



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USTA Winter Conference



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Dear Science Teachers,

The Annual Utah Science Teacher Association Conference is fast approaching. Early Bird Registration will close the 6th of January. This will be the best in-state PD available for all subjects and levels of science teaching. We look forward to seeing you on February 10th 2017.

On the night of the conference we have an awards banquet. We are looking for nominations of great science teachers to give these awards to.

There are four board positions open for election this year. If you want to join a great group of science leaders fill out a nomination.

All of the information that you need is on our website. utsta.org<http://utsta.org>

If you have any questions please email any one of the board. All of our contact information is on the website. We hope to see you in February.

Dawn Monson
USTA President.


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The Leonardo Educator Newsletter – November 2016

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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 Board 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.

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Ricky Scott
K-12 Science Education Specialist
Utah State Board of Education
richard.scott at schools.utah.gov<mailto:richard.scott at schools.utah.gov>
250 E. 500 S.
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah  84114-4200
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