— There is a new kid-friendly section of the St. Johns River Water Management District website that teaches about the Indian River Lagoon. It’s the most diverse estuary in North America, and characters Sabastian and Luie Snook want to tell kids all about thier habitat. Check it out here.
— Jeri Martin, a teacher at Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, is one of only seven teachers in the United States to win this year’s Educator Achievement Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation.
The award is presented every two years to educators who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in exciting students about mathematics, science and technical studies.
— A spacecraft that will be hunting for Earth-like planets in the vast universe is getting closer to its launch date. Kepler is being prepared for shipment to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for it March 5 launch. More about the shipment here. More about the spacecraft here. NASA’s Planet Quest website is here.
— Thank you president-elect Obama. Thank you.
“It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology,” Obama said in announcing the selections in his weekly radio address.
The president-elect said promoting science means more than just providing money, but also is about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology.