Monthly Archives: June 2009

Stuff to keep you distracted

Sorry that I haven’t been blogging much lately. Family, work, school, etc. You know the drill. Here are some interesting things to keep you occupied, though. — The Scientist magazine took note of our Stick Science contest: Sticking it to … Continue reading

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Evolution Education Tactics

There is a TV station that does double duty of covering both Florida and Georgia, and so it picks up interesting subjects that don’t necessarily affect us Florida folk, but one of those tidbits caught my attention: Georgia Educators Learn … Continue reading

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And the winners are …

Now that you’ve had a chance to see the Stick Science cartoon contest top ten entries, it’s time to announce the winners! Our celebrity panel of judges — Genie Scott, Carl Zimmer, Phil Plait, and Kate Miller — agonized over … Continue reading

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Stick Science top 10

The Florida Citizens for Science Stick Science contest is finally wrapping up. The good news is that we had 37 entries in the 13-and-up category. Entries came from all across the US as well as from Canada, Australia, Germany and … Continue reading

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More This & That

— National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (the “mag lab”) folks in Tallahassee offer lunchtime tours of their facilites. So far, the tour program is getting a good response. More info on the tours found here. — A University of Florida … Continue reading

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Who would’ve thunk it: science is important

A report was released today by the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education that makes the case for emphasizing science and math education in our nation’s schools. Our nation needs an educated … Continue reading

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This & that

— Summer vacation for science teachers? Well … a working vacation for some. Florida science teacher Carol Polkowski is heading out to hunt fossils. It’s part of Cornell University’s Fossil Finder summer professional development program. Other Florida teachers are participating … Continue reading

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Twitter

Did you know that Florida Citizens for Science is on Twitter? It took a while, but we’re now up to more than 230 followers and growing. If you have a Twitter account, please consider following. I post a lot of … Continue reading

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