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!
Ride along on the Iditarod
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
Summer Adventure Round-up, 2018
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
Of a Mine-d to Study Mining
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
Paleontology—Go on a real DIG!
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!
Real Research–with a paycheck–this Summer (2018)
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)
New Year, New Adventures
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
Real Laboratory Research for Teachers
I have been learning about the Georgia Tech GIFT program recently, that allows science teachers to receive a stipend to spend part of the summer working in a research or industry lab. The opportunities are wide and interesting--there are labs at GA tech researching everything from the structure of cat tongues to improving solar power … Continue reading Real Laboratory Research for Teachers
Three More Summer Adventures (plus a round-up)
Project ATMOSPHERE workshop: The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has a lot of cool teacher offerings, but here's a fun-looking one in Kansas City, MO that will give you a chance to learn about the newest technologies in weather work. It's July 16-28 includes a stipend, graduate credit, travel money, and room and board. Apply by … Continue reading Three More Summer Adventures (plus a round-up)
‘Tis the season to plan for summer
I've posted about summer adventures before, and this is high time for making your selection and getting applications in. I am particularly intrigued by the Maury Project Workshop. You get to spend 2 weeks at the United States Naval Academy working with NOAA and AMS scientists to learn about physical oceanography. And do research cruises. … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to plan for summer