Jennifer Hammonds’s Archive

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the …

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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly …

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Eco-Schools: A Tale of Three Countries

    The global dimensions pathway guides students to make connections to the global community, to learn about and respect the cultures and environmental issues facing countries around the world.  …

American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

In a recent national study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication researchers investigated American teen middle and high school students knowledge of how the climate system works, and the …

Teach Green: Eco-Schools USA Wraps Up NSTA Conference

This past weekend, I wrapped up my experience at the 2010 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference in Baltimore. I represetened Eco-Schools USA at the conference, whose theme this year was “Charting the Course to Excellence”.

Eco-Schools USA: Charting the Course to Excellence

“Charting the Course to Excellence” was the theme for the 2010 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference in Baltimore. NWF’s Jennifer Hammonds attended, and left the conference even more proud to be an educator and a steward of the environment.

Eco-Schools Checks Out the USA Science and Engineering Festival

President Barack Obama recently hosted the White House Science Fair to celebrate winners of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competitions from across the country. The president has identified STEM …

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