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april 22

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The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. This year, reports indicate more than one billion people from 195 countries participated in Earth Day activities focusing on education, public policy, and consumer efforts. Earth Day 2017 coincided with the first March for Science, a celebration and call to action to promote the importance of science and to encourage education, communication, and ties of mutual respect between scientists and communities. 

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the launch of Earth Day, the Network is striving to broaden the definition of “environment” to include issues that affect health and communities, such as greening schools and jobs, and promoting activism to eliminate air and water pollution – all based on science!

This past Saturday, I was glad to have the opportunity to participate in this important day in conjunction with my local AAUW Tech Savvy event. Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference designed to attract middle school girls into STEM careers. Our keynote speaker encouraged participants to keep asking why? It was educational and a blast…! 

-|- Doctor for a Day -|- Water Quality Matters  -|- 

-|- Did you say bone saw?? -|- Hooray for Science! -|- 

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make it…

hackerspaces, community-operated physical places where people share their interest in tinkering with technology, meet and work on their projects, and learn with each other, have been around many years. they emerge from and enable DIY culture. they have been growing in popularity for the past decade.

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i was first introduced to makerspace at the CU fab lab, which offers open times as well as classes – and the nearby IDEA store is a great place to find materials. makerspaces in academicschool, and public libraries are growing rapidly too. ‘Iolani Sullivan Center is an awesome example.

here are a few makerspace sources to keep handy:

makerspaces align with the STEAM movement and with standards like NGSS – particularly the science and engineering dimension focused on engaging in practices to build, deepen, and apply knowledge.

sometimes making can even take place on the move. earlier this year, i had the opportunity to engage in some problem-based learning onboard the 42-foot research vessel, Kaholo. ahoy!

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