Tag: education

Teachers, Astronauts, and butterflies

A cool opportunity for teachers!! WANTED: Up to 20 schools (in the U.S., east of the Rocky Mountains) to follow the development of monarchs on the International Space Station. Background The next Space Shuttle launch […]

Yay! Wait…oh.

Well, Michigan now has a budget, and the Governor did not use her line item veto to completely destroy Extension. That’s the good news. But.   The Extension budget will still be cut 44%, which is […]

Update on the Challenge

You might remember that last month I threw down the gauntlet to some of the bigger cousins in the interwebs for the DonorsChoose Challenge! DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that provides an easy way for […]


Hey–who wants to have a ScienceBlogs vs. Discover blogs vs. Nature Blog Network throw down for Donor’s Choose? This October, I’ll be part of the DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge.  This is a friendly month-long competition […]

Raptor Lesson Plans!

Ooooh…just stumbled over this and thought I would share. The University of Minnesota Raptor Center has a section of lesson plans related to raptors! I especially liked the ones involving math and graphing of data. […]

New issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach!

The latest issue of EEO is out! This issue has several essays by teachers in public schools.  I was especially struck by this one: I am a special education teacher in a middle school, though, […]

Pollinator Week 2009: Stuff for Teachers

In 2012 as part of federal budget cuts, NBII was taken offline.  I will leave this post here as a testament to the awesome resources we’ve lost. ——- Check out these Pollination Reources for teachers at the […]

Universities in Trouble

One thing that has made my new job even harder is dealing with the financial fallout in Michigan as it affects state and university budgets. A review of several books that deal with University funding […]

Get involved in Year of Science 09

From AIBS, promoting some Year of Science Stuff for students: Name a species: During the first 10 days of June, students will have the opportunity to name a new species of jellyfish! This is a […]