From the Regional Math & Science Center at Grand Valley State University

April 2015 | Volume 22, Number 3

Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2015

Celebrating 45 years of education and awareness, Earth Day has become the most energetic modern environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts (Earth Day Network, 2015). Founded April 22, 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day validated the voice of many Americans. Eager to make a difference and provide environmental justice to all, those involved with Earth Day and Earth Day events advance the mission and objectives of this grassroots movement by “establishing sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth” (National Resource Defense Council, 2015).

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Earth Day

Connections for the STEM Classroom

Freshwater Security in a Changing World by Bopi Biddanda with insert by Nicole Horne, Annis Water Resources Institute

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Calendar of Events


Join the Hubble National Teach-In

Calling all teachers and students! Celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary in your classroom with the Hubble National Teach-In on April 24, 2015 at 1 PM EDT.

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Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (G3) Summer Camp

G3 is a residential summer camp program for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) to come together for a three day educational experience while living and spending time together on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus. 

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Michigan Science Olympiad Teams Successfully Compete at the Region 12 Tournament

Saturday, March 28, 2015 marked the 31st year for the Michigan Science Olympiad Region 12 Tournament (MSO) hosted by Grand Valley State University. 

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2015 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition Results

There were more than 600 entries in the fourteenth annual Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12, hosted by the GVSU Statistics Department.

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Save the Date for Fall Science Update!

Fall Science Update will be held on Wednesday, November 18 on the GVSU Allendale campus.  This year's theme is "Integrating STEM by Design."

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Kent ISD Offers Problem Solving Workshop on Math Discourse

The goal of this workshop is to get students to talk to each other about mathematics.

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Bring Your Students to Calculus: The Musical

Calculus: The Musical is a blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture. Using musical parodies that span genres from light opera to hip hop, we introduce and illuminate such concepts as limits, integration and differentiation.

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Attend Sci Con GR!

Join educators from Michigan to learn about NGSS, STEM, and technology tools for the science classroom. 

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Middle School Students - Attend sHaPe Health Professions Camp at GVSU This Summer!

sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) is a one-week day program introduction to the Health Professions for boys and girls currently in 7th and 8th grades.

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MEECS Summer Workshop Series

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to teach environmental science in a way that will engage students! Topics covered are Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Water Quality.

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Summer Workshops on Sustainable Food and Energy Technology

Attend summer workshops offered by GVSU’s Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education

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USDA Forest Service Offers Resources for Teachers

The Natural Inquirer website highlights the work of actual scientists who are affiliated with the USDA Forest Service. 

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