Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: March 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Science visit to local Elementary School

I always enjoy an invitation to visit local schools to represent CSI and teach scientific lessons, and yesterday I spent the day teaching microscopy.  I am grateful for grants that allow me to bring real tools to the elementary grades.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Community Stewardship Workshop at CSI

CSI students, explore career opportunities and network with community sustainability professionals at the Community Stewardship conference from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 in Taylor 277. This conference is sponsored by CSI and North Idaho College and will be linked by video-conferencing to include interaction with other peers across the state. Learn about wastewater treatment and waste management, campus and community sustainability projects, the art of networking, and what employers are looking for when hiring new employees. University of Idaho admissions staff will be on hand to talk about educational opportunities for community college students. Buffet lunch will be available and food and beverages will be available throughout the discussion. There is no cost to students and faculty. Registration is required at Special welcome remarks from outgoing University of Idaho president Duane Nellis.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Engineering Night at Burley High School (Noches de Ciencias)

I received this information last week, and have found out a little more about the activity.  A team of engineering students from UI is coming to present and provide hands-on activities for interested high school kids on March 14 from 6-8 PM.  They request that students do the online registration, and teachers are welcome to come watch and get ideas for their classes.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Declo Science Activities

What a great time for Science in Declo!  The science fair projects have been turned in from all 4th and 5th graders, and the projects will be displayed and judged on Tuesday night.  Today is Dr. Seuss Day, so I might have to find some cornstarch, make some oobleck, and read about Bartholomew.  And yesterday, the iSTEM Institute registration opened for Idaho teachers.  It is a great program and the spaces fill quickly, so reserve a spot at the CSI Session soon!

I am also very excited to be planning another fun CSI Summer Science Camp.  The dates for the Burley session will be June 17-20.  The theme is still a secret, and it will be awesome!!  Teachers that want to be receive at least one CSI credit for helping, plus some other benefits.   The teacher workshop to get ready for camp will be June 12-13.  I need 6 teachers willing to teach 1-6th graders.