Science Community Opportunities

Science Community Opportunities
4/16/2014

 

Great opportunities for our community. Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us:

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Field Trip Workshop at the National History Museum

What: A free workshop for K-12 teachers and their chaperones that informs participants on how to best utilize the museum
When:
Saturday, May 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Where: The Natural History Museum of Utah (301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108)
Registration:
http://nhmu.utah.edu/request-nhmu-teacher-workshop-reservation

Cost: Free

Website: http://nhmu.utah.edu/
Contact:
Natalie Toth (ntoth@nhmu.utah.edu or 801-587-3596)
Join NHMU educators to learn first-hand how to use our exhibits and educational spaces to engage your students in scientific inquiry.  Teachers and chaperones will have the opportunity to become familiar with the Museum and the curriculum we’ve developed for your students to use while you’re here.  Walk away with information and resources to help make the most of your Field Trip to the Museum.

Plus, teachers will earn 2 relicensure points for attending!

Follow the link to register: http://nhmu.utah.edu/request-nhmu-teacher-workshop-reservation

Questions?  Contact Natalie Toth at ntoth@nhmu.utah.edu or 801.587.3536

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Science Filmmaking Workshop

What: CSME’s third annual Filmmaking Workshop to train individuals who wish to use film to further science or math information.
When:
May 5-7 for the Beginner Workshop and May 8-9 for the Follow-up Practicum

Where: University of Utah
Resource:
See PDF attachment.
Registration:
Please fill out the information at the following link two weeks before the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14FyWTiQUqTIvHHQeiQJhSHcfDfZ_OHkvNUfW8qus5Qc/viewform.

Cost: $470 for the Beginner Workshop, $315 for the Practicum, and $780 for both sessions

Website: http://csme.utah.edu/fmw/
Contact:
Antonia Fitzgerald (antonia@math.utah.edu) or Emily Gaines (gaines@math.utah.edu)

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NROC Update

What: The University of California is discontinuing their partnership with NROC/HippoCampus
When:
June 24, 2014

Website: http://nrocnetwork.org/
Contact:
info@ucscout.org and 408-450-4962

Many of you have been making use of the digital media from the NROC collections at HippoCampus.org and through our institutional NROC membership.  This message is to alert you that the University of California-copyrighted courses found under the NROC Collection will be removed from HippoCampus on June 24, 2014 to be exclusively distributed through their UC Scout program thereafter.  You may find alternative content in new collections at HippoCampus (and other sources your institution may offer).

AFFECTED COURSES/CONTENT:

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

US History I & II
AP US History I & II
American Government
AP US Government & Politics
Psychology

PHYSICS:

College Prep Physics I & II
Introductory Physics I & II
General Physics I & II
AP Physics B I & II
AP Physics C I & II

BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:

AP Biology I & II
Environmental Science
AP Environmental Science

MATHEMATICS:

Algebra 1a & 1b (2004 version)
Curso de Algebra 1A & 1B (Spanish)
Elementary Algebra
Introductory Calculus I & II
General Calculus I & II
Calculo General I & II (Spanish)
AP Calculus AB I & II
AP Calculus BC I & II

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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.

 

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