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 Deadline for submission of application and paperwork is February 5, 2016


National Park Trust's annual Kids to Parks Day National School Contest empowers students to plan their own educational park experience. Open to all Title 1 schools for grades PreK through 12, this contest provides grants of up to $1,000 to cover transportation, park-related fees, stewardship supplies, or anything else students believe would enhance their experience. Our 2016 contest will be awarding 100 park grants to 100 schools nationwide. Deadline is March 4, 2016. Details can be found at


Summer 2016 Opportunity for Educators to Explore Appalachia - Deadline is 3/1/2016


The American Physiological Society 

Online Teacher Professional Development Opportunity

For middle and high school teachers-please share with your colleagues, consider applying to our year-long science teacher professional development program with a total of up to $1,500 in fellowship payments:    Applications are due no later than January 25, 2016. 


Design and Launch your DNA Experiment to Space!

We invite students in grades 7 through 12 to design DNA experiments for space.  Become a space DNA pioneer and help solve real-life space exploration opportunities and challenges. Five finalist teams will receive mentoring from Harvard and MIT PhD scientists, present at the 2016 International Space Station R&D Conference, and receive miniPCR DNA Discovery Systems for their education institutions. Winners will attend Space Biology Camp at New England Biolabs and --- send their DNA experiment to space!  Submission deadline April 20th 2016.


Teachers - turn contest submissions into a class assignment that's aligned with standards.  #GenesInSpace


Genes in Space is a partnership between miniPCR, Boeing, Math for America, CASIS, and New England Biolabs. The contest is free, and does not require equipment.  Proposals will be judged solely on their creative and scientific merit.

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NSTA Annual Convention - Nashville, TN

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