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Volcanoes & GeoSTEM-Perfect Together: International Professional Development Opportunity.
When: 7 days | July 6 - 12, 2019
Costa Rica sits astride a jagged series of volcanoes and mountains, part of the great Andes-Sierra Madre chain, which runs the length of the western littoral of the Americas. Join NESTA for this special discovery of a multitude of volcanic formations, ranging from major stratovolcanoes to hydrothermal vents and fumaroles. Explore the treasures of Costa Rica's geologically rich terrain, combined with its diverse tropical ecosystems, on this comprehensive journey.
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Register Today for the NOAA Planet Stewards January Webinar-Exploring Ocean Frontiers.
When: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET
NOAA Planet Stewards is pleased to welcome Heather Coleman, coordinator of NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program; Eva Barnett, Outreach Manager for Green Fire Productions; and curriculum developers Jennifer Buffett and Sarah Lockman as our featured speakers this month. This presentation covers recent advances in the science and protection of deep-sea corals, and introduces newly released lessons and activities that build understanding of these hidden ecosystems and other crucial ocean topics.
Space is Limited. Click here to register

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The American Geosciences Institute is now accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy, Jr Award. This award is given annually to an elementary or middle school teacher who has demonstrated his or her ability to teach exemplary Earth science lessons. The award is given in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr., a longtime champion of Earth science education. Learn more and apply here. Submit your application by January 18, 2019.



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Create model ice Cores using pool noodles!!. Check out this activity and other resources from the EER workshop, Changing the Climate of Your Climate Change Lessons.

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States at Risk is a project of Climate Central aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Their work focuses on five threats — extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding and inland flooding — and the states most affected by these threats.

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Browse through the resources at GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: Vital Signs of the Planet. It mission is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth's changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, one of the world's leading climate research agencies.

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Shop at AmazonSmile and support NESTA at the same time! Designate NESTA as your charity of choice and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated by AmazonSmile. Find out how this works and get your questions answered here.

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See Earth through the Astronauts' Lens using the Windows on Earth collection from TERC! Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have taken over 2 million photos of Earth. These photos are dramatic, beautiful, engaging and informative, helping us all understand and appreciate Earth. They include scientific phenomena, such as erupting volcanoes, powerful hurricanes, river erosion, and agriculture patterns around the globe. Explore our Earth from a whole new perspective.

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