STEM

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

When you think about the outdoors and “outdoorsy” people, what comes to mind? Bearded hikers in flannel shirts? Intrepid retirees armed with the latest in GPS gadgetry ambling through the …

Secretaries Duncan and Salazar Team Up for Outdoor STEM Education on Public Lands

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the White House Conference on Conservation, where leaders from all 50 states convened for an update on and discussion about the …

Second White House Science Fair Features Young STEM Innovators and Environmental Projects

President Obama is hosting the second White House Science Fair today, featuring more than 100 students representing “competitions and organizations that work with students and inspire them to excel in …

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 …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Students Take the Lead at Lothrop

“My hands should never touch the recycling bins,” says Pamela Galus, the science specialist at Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. At this bronze-level Eco-School, Galus strives …

NOAA Education Programs: Preparing America’s Future Leaders

NWF leaders spoke at an education briefing on Capitol Hill, focusing on the role that STEM education and NOAA programs play in preparing the next generation of workers to keep America competitive.

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Youth CAN at Boston Latin School

  It’s the oldest school in the United States, but Boston Latin School prides itself on its new thinking. Students have taken the initiative on several ambitious projects, rapidly transforming …

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