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Web Seminar: The NSTA Learning Center: Free Professional Learning Resources for Educators, March 18, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: The NSTA Learning Center: Free Professional Learning Resources for Educators, March 18, 2015
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
In the NSTA Learning Center you’ll find more than 4,200 free resources for science educators, including lesson plans, journal articles, and interactive content modules called Science Objects. Join us for this interactive web seminar to get a detailed look at the Learning Center and discover resources you can begin using right away for your own professional learning.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find...  [view full summary]
In the NSTA Learning Center you’ll find more than 4,200 free resources for science educators, including lesson plans, journal articles, and interactive content modules called Science Objects. Join us for this interactive web seminar to get a detailed look at the Learning Center and discover resources you can begin using right away for your own professional learning.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
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Web Seminar: Fire and Ice: Snow Albedo and Our Future, April 29, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Fire and Ice: Snow Albedo and Our Future, April 29, 2015
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In July, 2012, the world witnessed a shocking event when widespread melting occurred over the surface of 97% of the Greenland Ice Sheet. According to ice core records, the last time such widespread melting occurred was in 1889. What caused such widespread melt? Was it just the warm temperatures, or is it a more complicated situation?

Dr. Mary Albert and her Dartmouth graduate students happened to be on the Greenland Ice Sheet at...  [view full summary]
In July, 2012, the world witnessed a shocking event when widespread melting occurred over the surface of 97% of the Greenland Ice Sheet. According to ice core records, the last time such widespread melting occurred was in 1889. What caused such widespread melt? Was it just the warm temperatures, or is it a more complicated situation?

Dr. Mary Albert and her Dartmouth graduate students happened to be on the Greenland Ice Sheet at just the right time to gather some evidence. They excavated samples of the refrozen surface melt layer to take back to the U.S. for study, where their team investigated the physical, chemical, and isotopic aspects of that layer. They also looked deeper into the ice sheet and investigated evidence from firn (old snow) cores that contained melt layers dating back to 1889. They discovered that both in 2012 and in 1889, the warming and soot that changed the snow albedo (reflectivity) had both been necessary to synergistically create the melt; neither factor alone could have achieved melt in the cold, high, dry snow regions on the ice sheet.

Alden Adolph is now working with Mary on a project in New Hampshire to investigate climate change, snow albedo, and land use change on a project that is much closer to home. In Greenland, the soot from forest fires travels long distances to end up on the snow, where it changes the albedo. In New Hampshire, soot and aerosols can come from similar distant sources, but also from very local sources like wood stoves down the street. Alden will show how engineers and scientists use evidence to examine the importance of snow albedo even here in New England. Alden will also share ways in which she inspires younger students in the field, so that they can share in the excitement of research. Please join us for this relevant webinar, to learn how scientists used evidence from multiple sources to learn what caused the recent big melt, and why understanding your regional albedo is important to your future.
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Web Seminar: STEM Starts Early: Guidance and support from the NSTA Early Childhood Science Education Position Statement, April 15, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: STEM Starts Early: Guidance and support from the NSTA Early Childhood Science Education Position Statement, April 15, 2015
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) affirms that opportunities to learn, use, and apply science and engineering practices in the early years (ages 3-5) can foster children's conceptual learning in science and their curiosity about exploring the world around them.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) affirms that opportunities to learn, use, and apply science and engineering practices in the early years (ages 3-5) can foster children's conceptual learning in science and their curiosity about exploring the world around them.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
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Web Seminar: Enhance Your Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Using NSTA Resources: Earth and Space Science, May 5, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Enhance Your Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Using NSTA Resources: Earth and Space Science, May 5, 2015
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Join us for this web seminar on May 5 and learn how the Learning Center—NSTA's e-PD portal with over 12,000 resources, a community of like-minded individuals, and professional learning tools—can help you enhance and extend your content and pedagogical knowledge of Earth and space science topics. Register today!

This program is designed for educators of grades K–12. The seminar’s discussion will focus on resources related to the topics...  [view full summary]
Join us for this web seminar on May 5 and learn how the Learning Center—NSTA's e-PD portal with over 12,000 resources, a community of like-minded individuals, and professional learning tools—can help you enhance and extend your content and pedagogical knowledge of Earth and space science topics. Register today!

This program is designed for educators of grades K–12. The seminar’s discussion will focus on resources related to the topics of Earth, Sun, and Moon and the Solar System. An archive and related PowerPoint presentation will be available at the end of the program.

All participants will receive one free SciPack (value: $18), 100 Learning Center Activity Points, and a certificate of participation for attending and completing an evaluation at the end of the program.
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Water: Environmental Science Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Water: Environmental Science
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Water — its location, condition, and use — is a critical environmental issue. Central to all ecosystems, water is essential to life as we know it. It shapes our planet on every level, from the chemical properties of the H2O molecule to the central role of water in global climate. This course will focus on why water is such a critical resource, the impact of human consumption on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the social, economic, and environmental...  [view full summary]
Water — its location, condition, and use — is a critical environmental issue. Central to all ecosystems, water is essential to life as we know it. It shapes our planet on every level, from the chemical properties of the H2O molecule to the central role of water in global climate. This course will focus on why water is such a critical resource, the impact of human consumption on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the social, economic, and environmental implications of water management.

Along with a solid grasp of these water-related issues, students should come away grounded in the science that underlies all environmental studies. They will be able to: 1) understand the interrelationships between living things and the ecosystems they inhabit; 2) analyze environmental problems caused by changing natural conditions and by human activity; and 3) evaluate ways to resolve and/or prevent these problems.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Member Price: $495.00      Nonmember Price: $495.00
Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Genetics, Genomics, Genethics Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Genetics, Genomics, Genethics
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
How will our growing knowledge of the genome affect our health, our societies, and the natural world? How do heredity and the environment interact? This course explores a scientific frontier: how scientists are investigating and applying the information contained in genetic codes. Examine the tools and techniques used in a molecular biology lab, learn about the Human Genome Project, and discuss the ethical issues involved in emerging fields like genetic...  [view full summary]
How will our growing knowledge of the genome affect our health, our societies, and the natural world? How do heredity and the environment interact? This course explores a scientific frontier: how scientists are investigating and applying the information contained in genetic codes. Examine the tools and techniques used in a molecular biology lab, learn about the Human Genome Project, and discuss the ethical issues involved in emerging fields like genetic enhancement, genetically modified foods, and cloning.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: In the Field with Spiders Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: In the Field with Spiders
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Did you know that you're rarely more than six feet away from a spider? Or that these abundant predators—the largest entirely carnivorous order of animals—structure the terrestrial food chain? In this seminar, Dr. Vladimir Ovtsharenko, Research Scientist in the Museum's world-renowned spider lab, introduces the study of spiders. As an example of how to study invertebrates, he explains the importance of counting and cataloging spiders, how each new...  [view full summary]
Did you know that you're rarely more than six feet away from a spider? Or that these abundant predators—the largest entirely carnivorous order of animals—structure the terrestrial food chain? In this seminar, Dr. Vladimir Ovtsharenko, Research Scientist in the Museum's world-renowned spider lab, introduces the study of spiders. As an example of how to study invertebrates, he explains the importance of counting and cataloging spiders, how each new species is a treasure, and why he has devoted his career to studying them.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: The Diversity of Fishes Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: The Diversity of Fishes
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Fishes were the first creatures with brains and bony jaws. But their incredible diversity—fishes make up half of all vertebrate species alive today, and live everywhere from mountain streams to ocean depths—makes it easier to determine what's not a fish. This seminar explores this paradox by demonstrating how ichthyologists pursue the evidence through the study of evolution, diversity ecosystems, and biogeography.

CEUs and graduate credits...  [view full summary]
Fishes were the first creatures with brains and bony jaws. But their incredible diversity—fishes make up half of all vertebrate species alive today, and live everywhere from mountain streams to ocean depths—makes it easier to determine what's not a fish. This seminar explores this paradox by demonstrating how ichthyologists pursue the evidence through the study of evolution, diversity ecosystems, and biogeography.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Member Price: $495.00      Nonmember Price: $495.00
Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science Online Course
Online Course
Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Middle School
Seminars on Science, six week online graduate courses in the life, Earth, and physical sciences, incorporate the American Museum of Natural History's resources plus interaction with scientists and educators. CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
Seminars on Science, six week online graduate courses in the life, Earth, and physical sciences, incorporate the American Museum of Natural History's resources plus interaction with scientists and educators. CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Member Price: $495.00      Nonmember Price: $495.00
Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds
Grade Level: College, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Did dinosaurs really go extinct 65 million years ago? Overwhelming evidence suggests that one branch of the dinosaur family tree managed to survive, and that we see living dinosaurs every day. We call them birds. In this course, equipped with paleontologists' tools and techniques, you'll study the theropod group of dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor belonged to it) and determine which are most closely related to modern birds. You'll also...  [view full summary]
Did dinosaurs really go extinct 65 million years ago? Overwhelming evidence suggests that one branch of the dinosaur family tree managed to survive, and that we see living dinosaurs every day. We call them birds. In this course, equipped with paleontologists' tools and techniques, you'll study the theropod group of dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor belonged to it) and determine which are most closely related to modern birds. You'll also look at how fossils are collected and prepared, and investigate how scientists uncover the evolutionary relationships between species.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Member Price: $495.00      Nonmember Price: $495.00
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