STEM

Green STEM: An Educational Collision of Epic Proportion

  Our climate is changing at an alarming rate, and as a nation our young people are not prepared to provide the solutions necessary to mitigate and safeguard our world’s …

President’s Budget Eliminates Environmental Education. Again.

In President Obama’s Inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he outlined the need for the United States to lead the world in both the transition to a clean energy …

What the Election Means for Environmental Education Moving Forward

When the dust settled on November 6 and election-weary minds began to assess how their issues would fair in a second Obama Administration, the first feeling I emoted was relief. Over …

STEM Leaders Agree on Relevancy of Environmental Education for Kids of Color

Whether it’s at the elementary, undergraduate or professional level, we have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in the “STEM,” or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career …

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.

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