I LOVE Sapelo Island, and if I could, I would do this one in a heartbeat. Complete with stipend. Here's the announcement: 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop The 2019 Middle School Marine Science (MS)2 Summer Workshop is accepting registrations from middle school earth and life science teachers interested in exploring the topic of marine science as … Continue reading Awesome summer adventure for Georgia middle school teachers!
I went to Alaska this summer. It was a grand adventure. Among other things, we visited some mushers who compete in the Iditarod and heard about their adventures. I came across a truly unique teacher adventure--apparently, there is an official "Teacher on the Trail" each year, and you can apply to be that teacher here. … Continue reading Ride along on the Iditarod
You've seen the cool experiments you can do with a vacuum system on Youtube. Here's your chance to get your own unit. The American Vacuum Society is holding a two-day, all-expense-paid workshop in Long Beach California (October 22-23), and at the end, you'll take home your own vacuum system. This is for high school teachers … Continue reading Vacuum Society Workshop (doesn’t) Suck
If you're still looking for a summer adventure, review these earlier posts. Many of the deadlines have passed for application, but not all! And since most of these programs run year after year, you can also start eyeing the ones you want for next year. Work in a lab as an educator! Get paid, get … Continue reading Summer Adventure Round-up, 2018
At the national NSTA convention, I attended a day-long geology field trip to various points of interest in Georgia. Two of those sites were mines (turns out Georgia has the most diverse mining operations in the country--in terms of variety of things mined--who knew?). Mining hasn't been an area I've known much about, but I … Continue reading Of a Mine-d to Study Mining
Here’s an adventure I would do in a heartbeat: spend the summer with 29 other teachers and scientists in Hell’s Creek, Montana on a dig site. You have to get to Montana, but after that, room and board and a $5000 stipend are provided. This opportunity is open to teachers from kindergarten all the way … Continue reading Paleontology—Go on a real DIG!
One interesting sort of summer adventure involves spending the summer in a university of government research lab. These positions usually are paid (seems to be about $700/week on average), but don’t include travel, room, or board. The list below will get you started, but try searching your local university website for options near you. Fermilab: … Continue reading Real Research–with a paycheck–this Summer (2018)
If you’re in driving distance from the Georgia aquarium, you can spend February 24 doing hands-on activities with educators from NOAA. Not only is it free, but you get admission to the aquarium AND a $75 stipend. You’ll want to apply for this one now, as I’m sure it will fill up quickly (grades 6-12 … Continue reading Awesome Georgia Aquarium Opportunity
Fresh year, fresh semester, and a time of thinking about what comes next: the perfect time to consider a summer adventure. I consider the free summer programs available to science teachers to be one of the greatest perks of our profession—you can often find a program that lets you do something science-y that few other … Continue reading New Year, New Adventures
The kids and I have been having a ton of fun with our new toy, a wildlife camera. I've posted by my compost pile over the last few weeks. I've got a few regular visitors: And a few more who just drop by on occasion (didn't ever catch the raccoon's face): And as a bonus, … Continue reading In my compost pile