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Genomics Summer Internship at J Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD. : The Institute is a not-for-profit research institute dedicated to the advancement of the science of genomics; the understanding of its implications for society; and the communication of those results to the scientific community, the public, and policymakers. The Institute's areas of scientific focus include: microbial and parasite genomics, genomic medicine with an emphasis on cancer genomics and human genome re-sequencing and analysis; mammalian, plant and viral genomics; environmental genomic analysis with an emphasis on microbial biodiversity, ecology, and evolution; use of molecular and genomic methods to develop biological sources of clean energy; synthetic genome development; educational outreach, and policy research on the ethical, legal, and economic issues associated with genomic science and technology. Application Deadline: February 2009 - actual date TBA soon. [More]

Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center and Teacher Resource Open House Days:  View the Visitor Center displays & try the activities. Visit the Teacher Resource Center for NASA materials. Experience the "Science on a Sphere" room* with its 3D computer display on a 6-foot globe. Hear from and talk to NASA scientists. Get updates on NASA programs. Talk with your science education colleagues. Light refreshments included at times during the year when they run special Teacher Resource Open House Days. Please check the website for details.  [More]

All Maryland schools qualify for FREE ADMISSION to the Aquarium: From September through February thanks to a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education, all Maryland schools qualify for FREE admission to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Attached please find a School Programs Brochure with more information including:

         Reservation information and form

         Aquarium education programs

         Outreach programs at your school

         Professional development opportunities

In order to qualify for the free admission, a school must have:

         a reservation in advance

         at least 15 students in the group

         at least one teacher accompanying the group attends a one-time Teacher Orientation.

See School Program brochure for Orientation dates and times.  For further information and detailed brochure please go to  Once on this site, see "Teachers" for available resources and program information.

Opportunity for Science Educators Doing Environmental Work

Since 1993, the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks have recognized the outstanding efforts of K12 students and teachers across the country who work at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. The SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm Environmental Excellence Awards provides school and community groups with a monetary award, national recognition, and some well-deserved fun at one of the adventure parks. Eight winning groups are selected each year to win $10,000. One environmental educator/leader each year receives $5,000. The deadline for applications is November 28, 2008. For information about how you, your school, or a student group could win both money and recognition, visit the link above or call toll-free (877) 792-4332.

Apply Today for a Toyota Tapestry Grant:  Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., and NSTA are pleased to announce the 18th Annual Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers Program. The program is open to middle and high school science teachers who teach at least two science classes a day and to elementary classroom teachers who teach at least some science in the classroom.

This year, Toyota will offer $550,000 in grants to 70 to 82 teams of teachers throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories and possessions. A total of 50 large grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded, along with 20 to 32 mini grants of up to $2,500 each. Large grant winners will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to the NSTA National Conference in Boston. Mini grant awardees receive a one-year NSTA membership.

For the second year, all proposals must be submitted online via the link at the Toyota TAPESTRY website. The online proposal process has been updated and improved, and character limits have been greatly expanded. The deadline for submission of online mini and large grants: TBA (keep watch of the website).