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Last updated: April 22, 2014
Video & Poster Contest! Save Water and be Part of the
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is running a youth
media contest to help save water
during this drought! Create a poster (11” x 17”) and/or a
30 second or 1-minute video showing
how people can use water wisely. Top winners will win cash
prizes and runners up will win cool prizes from local retail
and vendor sponsors. (Prizes sponsored by New America Media)
Entries should be focused on water conservation and should
show or explain ways to save water in response to California’s
serious drought. Contestants can create new original graphics,
elements, or concepts to convey the campaign messaging, as
long as the message tips are gathered from the save20gallons.org
site. For official contest rules, entry form and details:
All entries MUST be uploaded no later than midnight,
Monday, May 12, 2014
The American Nuclear Society,
Northern California Section is announcing their annual scholarship
for graduating high school seniors in the Northern California
The award of this scholarship is $1,000.00 which will be
applied toward the student’s first year of study at a four
year accredited college or university of the student’s choice.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student
applicant must enroll in a technical course of study in the
field of engineering, physical science, or mathematics and
must submit the following documents along with the completed
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the
- A most recent high school transcript
- A 1-2 page typed essay regarding his/her interests related
to nuclear energy
The applicant may, but is not required to, submit a brief
statement (one-half to one typed page) of financial need.
Detailed family financial status is not desired. The
application form is available on the ANS-NCS Webpage.
All scholarship applications must be postmarked by
May 1, 2014 in order to be eligible for consideration.
If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please
feel free to contact Mark Temme of the American Nuclear Society,
Norther CA Section via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energize Schools San Diego
Energize Schools San Diego is a partnership between Strategic
Energy Innovations and San Diego Gas & Electric that provides
high schools students and teachers with support to reduce
energy bills and impact on the environment while empowering
student learning and leadership. Energize Schools San Diego
is proud to announce the following opportunities offered at
Schools Teacher Trainings are a professional development
opportunities for teachers, offering teachers hands-on technical
training for sustainability education.
The San Diego School Energy Conservation Competition will
award $500 to the top 3 schools who achieve the greatest energy
reduction during the competition, April 18th to May 8th. The
San Diego High School Green Careers Conference allows
students to present to and learn from their peers and industry
professionals on sustainable designs, enterprises, and projects.
Please click the links for more information or to sign up
or visit the
Energize Schools San Diego Website. For questions contact
Graham Shepard at Graham@seiinc.org
Eco Challenge Poster Contest
Hey kids! Don't miss your chance to be an Honorary Bat Kid
at an Angels Baseball game this year! In celebration of the
125th anniversary of the County of Orange, we are looking
for young artists to create artwork showing what the next
125 years will look like if we all take the Eco Challenge!
Bat Kid Experience Includes:
- Pre-game meet & greet inside Angels dugout
- Four tickets to watch the game
- Official Bat Kid uniform
- Professional photo on the field
- And much more!
Submit your entry by June 30th, 2014 and
one lucky winner from each of Orange County's Supervisorial
Districts will become an Honorary Bat Kid during an Angels
home game in 2014!
For contest rules and restrictions, click
Coastal Marine Biolabs Integrative
Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) is now accepting applications
for the Integrative Biosciences Program, an immersive, research-based
residential experience for junior and senior level high school
students. Developed and led by academic researchers, the program
provides a unique opportunity for students to work alongside
scientists to conduct authentic and interrelated field and
laboratory studies that bind scientific concepts and innovative
technologies from a variety of seemingly unrelated disciplines
(e.g. ecology, environmental science, neuroscience, genetics,
molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, environmental
chemistry, applied mathematics, and biomimetics). The program
is hosted at CMB, a research-based science education organization
located in Ventura Harbor, CA. For more information and application
guidelines, please visit: http://www.coastalmarinebiolabs.org/program/overview.html.
Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.
National Youth Science Camp
The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an innovative summer
science honors program for two high-achieving high school
students from each state in the nation and others from around
the world. This residential experience is held in a rustic
setting in West Virginia’s eastern mountains. Delegates travel
to and attend NYSC at no expense. This has been true throughout
the history of the camp so that selectees can attend regardless
of their financial status. The National Youth Science Camp
honors, rewards, and encourages excellence in science by offering
hands-on small-group learning experiences, a provocative lecture
series, and an outdoor adventure program. Visiting scientists
are invited based on their reputation as leaders in their
fields and on their ability to share up-to-date research with
the delegates. The atmosphere at the NYSC is engaging and
supportive. Music, frisbee and casual encounters with nature
abound. Guests, staff, and delegates have time to relax and
discuss ideas over meals or while on the hiking trail. The
entire camp population travels to Washington D.C. for a senate
luncheon and quality time at the museums on the Mall. Selection
is by appointment from each state. Contact Amy Turnipseed
in the Office of the Secretary of Education, email@example.com,
Bacteriofiles - Free Podcast!
A free podcast to help spark interest in students in science
and microbiology. Bacteriofiles reports on exciting news about
bacteria, microbes and viruses. It explains the connection
between the research and how it may affect our lives. These
interesting and entertaining podcasts present science in a
way that may inspire high school students to consider science
as a career choice! You an view the podcast and download recent
episodes at http://www.bacterofiles.blogspot.com.
Long-term Monitoring Program
and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS)
LiMPETS is an environmental monitoring and education program
for students, educators, and volunteer groups throughout California.
This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and
coastal ecosystems of California's national marine sanctuaries
to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas.
Through research-based monitoring and standardized protocols,
students develop their problem solving skills, gain experience
using tools and methods employed by field scientists, and
learn to analyze data. Approximately 3,500 teachers and students
along the coast of California are collecting rocky intertidal
and sandy beach data as part of the LiMPETS network. Find
out how to join this free environmental monitoring program
Ocean Guardian Program
The purpose of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Ocean
Guardian Programs are to encourage teachers and students to
explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal
connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live.
• Students can make a difference by becoming a member of our
Ocean Guardian Kids Club. • Teachers can get their classroom
involved in environmental conservation at their school or
in their community to be an Ocean Guardian Classroom. • Everyone
can download a free copy of the Ocean Guardian Activity Book
to learn more about the ocean and why its important through
word searches, games, and coloring pages. Find out more about
the Ocean Guardian Programs at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian_prog.html.
Health Jobs Start Here
Help your students think ahead! HealthJobsStartHere.com
offers free tools for California science teachers and students.
Direct your students to HealthJobsStartHere.com
for information about salary and work environment, links to
training programs, scholarships and volunteer opportunities
and advice from real healthcare workers on our Facebook
community. Depending on location and availability, HealthJobsStartHere.com
also has volunteer health care workers who can speak to your
class about their jobs. Get in touch at Partner@HealthJobsStartHere.com
for more information.
InventNow.org encourages students to explore and discover
their own innate inventiveness and interests in space, sports,
design, and entertainment. The site features ordinary children
creating inventions to solve everyday problems. Check out
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