The National Science Foundation offers a funding website which allows you to search for grants and funding. Visitors can search by keyword, program area, current offerings, and through an advanced search. There are categories for undergraduates and graduates, K-12 educators, and more. The website also offers a Grant Proposal Guide and a helpful Grants.gov Application Guide. Upcoming grants include ITEST (see below), teacher scholarship, Antarctic research, and many more. Be sure to check this out if you haven’t visited before. Visit the NSF funding website
World Ocean Day is June 8
The Thank You Ocean Report podcast features The Ocean Project’s Bill Mott, who discusses the history of World Ocean Day and describes some of the events you can participate in on June 8. Listen to the podcast
The 470-foot JOIDES Resolution (JR) is one of the most important and largest earth and ocean science research vessels in the world. The JR is run by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, and the core samples and data that its scientists and crew bring up from the seafloor every day hold exciting and significant clues to Earth’s history, climatic changes, geologic events, and much more. You and your students can now get involved in this dynamic researchonlineOn this new interactive site, you can ask real scientists questions, track the ship’s location, explore daily ship blogs, watch up-to-the-minute videos (be sure to check out PNN News on the home page), and take advantage of other real time resources. Become a friend of the JR on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, and explore teaching activities for young children through college – including suggestions for how to use the website and real data from the ship. The site also offers free posters, inflatable JR tracking globes, and other classroom materials.
The University of South Florida is offering a four-course graduate certificate in informal science environmental education, available through online distance learning. Details online.
NOAA’s new Ocean’s Role in Weather and Climate website features materials to help teachers and students understand factors that impact the Earth’s weather and climate and how changes in temperature or air circulation are part of complex, long-term cycles. The website offers classroom resources, teacher tutorials, web seminar archives, and more.
developed by the University of Washington recently returned from a record breaking six months of operating under the ice close to the Arctic Circle. Data collected by the glider helps explain how freshwater affects climate change. Watch the video.
The New Hampshire Marine Debris to Energy Project studies marine debris at sea and on the shore, incorporating waste-to-energy and recycling as part of cleanup efforts. The website includes individual beach debris breakdowns, a reporting form, and more. Individual beach maps will be available in the future. Visit online