— First of all, anyone know what this site is saying about our Stick Science Contest? I ran it through Google translator, but still couldn’t figure it out.
— Here’s a sad story about nature doing its thing, no matter what we humans do about it.
— Now here is a quote that ought to make many a science teacher shake his or her head: “I like actually doing science,” 13-year-old Tavonna Bell said. “We don’t really do it in school.”
— For those who’ve been waiting for the ultimate patience sport, try the Tour de Turtles. Here’s the official website. Actually, it’s a cute and cool way to get the public involved in science and conservation.
— Florida science teacher Wendy Shelden is one of only 100 nationwide to win the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering. “It’s overwhelming that a little, insignificant teacher like me is going to meet the president.”
— YMCA Junior Marine Biology Summer Camp offers youngsters ages 10 to 15 a unique learning experience through hands-on exploration of Florida’s marine life, ecology, coastal sciences and the environment.
— The SciGirls program gets quite a bit of good press. Here’s the latest story.
“With girls, middle school is where we lose girls in science. They don’t take the necessary classes and by the time they finish they are already behind,” Hughes said. “This program shows them they can do it, it’s just a matter of preparation and realizing they can do it at a young age.”
— We’ve run across Mr. Kemple before during our fight over evolution in the science standards. He’s back. Evolution opponent says church-state separation is ‘lie’.
— Tallahassee’s Resident Astronaut says kids are not as interested in math and science as they once were.