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Science Teachers Invited to Explore New American Museum of Natural History Science Bulletin Website

All teachers of science are invited to visit the new and improved Science Bulletin Website sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), for breaking news on astrophysics, Earth sciences, and biodiversity.  The bulletins present current science news stories through a host of interactive videos (5- to 7-minute video stories that follow scientists into the field), compelling photographs, graphics (using 3-D computer models), and interactive data visualizations (using NASA satellite data) that the Museum says will “bring science alive for adults and children alike.” AMNH is an NSTA Institute online partner.  You can visit the Science Bulletin website at http://sciencebulletins.amnh.org.

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Take an Exclusive Sneak Peek at the New Fall Books from NSTA Press!

fall 04 catalogThe new NSTA Recommends catalog won’t be in the mail till late August, but we’re pleased to introduce our exciting new titles for fall 2004--exclusively to readers of NSTA Express—in advance of their publication dates, but available to order right now through our online Science Store at http://store.nsta.org/.     

New titles are Clones, Cats, and Chemicals; Electricity & Magnetism, the fifth title in the Stop Faking It! series; How to… Write to Learn Science, Second Edition; Doing Good Science in Middle School: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-Based Instruction; Stepping Up to Science and Math: Exploring the Natural Connections; and Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Picture Books to Guide Inquiry.  Click here for descriptions and links to these new titles: http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_08_16_extra.htm

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The New York Times Reports on Education as Election Issue

The August 12 edition of The New York Times reports a new campaign is working to “raise the profile of education as an election issue.” Read more about the National Mobilization for Great Public Schools by reporter Diana Jean Schemo at http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/12/education/12educ.html (free registration required).

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Attention Students and College Professors—Get Ready to Ignite the Science Teacher in You!

Science teachers are in great demand in many parts of the country. What better way to highlight K–12 science teaching as an exciting career choice than through an NSTA Student Chapter. This is an exciting opportunity to bring your preservice teachers into more direct contact with the science teaching profession. The benefits are immediate, for both the students and for the faculty advisors including leadership skills, career growth, networking, and a FREE one-year NSTA membership for each new student chapter member.

More than 50 colleges and universities have already taken advantage of this worthwhile program. For a complete list of student chapters and for more information, visit http://www.nsta.org/chapters#student, or e-mail NSTA Chapter Relations at chapters@nsta.org.

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It’s a Happening in the Hoosier State You Won’t Want to Miss: NSTA’s Nov. 4-6 Convention

If you could use some help putting together the perfect NSTA Indianapolis Convention experience, best registration rate, perfect knowledge-building short course, hour-by-hour itinerary, certification options and hotel, we offer the following assistance:

For any other questions, go to http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2004IND… and we’ll see you in Indianapolis.

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Don’t Forget to Nominate Leaders for Your NSTA

Nominations are being accepted for candidates to assume key roles with the National Science Teachers Association.  Nomination forms for Board and Council are available at: http://www.nsta.org/main/pdfs/2005NominationForm.pdf. Application packages must be mailed. Deadline to submit nomination packages to NSTA is September 10, 2004.  For further information, please contact: nominations@nsta.org or call 703-243-7100.

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