Articles by Debbie Mickle
PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center today (8/18/15) announced a partnership to bring new digital resources to teachers and students. Beginning today, the professional development series Good Thinking! will now be available on PBS LearningMedia, the media-on-demand service for educators that serves over 1.6 million users across the country.
I woke up at 3:00 a.m.. Why? Fate, I guess. I live near the UR campus under the canopy of a primeval forest. Meteor watching from my backyard doesn’t work very well. The UR campus, however, does offer some decent openings onto the night sky. I parked by the practice fields and looked out. Fortunately, I drive a convertible and was able to recline in the comfort of the car and gaze out. Campus lighting pretty well eliminated a quarter of the sky closest to the horizon on the campus side of the car. The rest of the sky was dark enough.
Science Museum of Virginia Outreach Educator and MiX Master Matt Baker participated in the VA Innovation Challenge Creation Series Make-a-thon at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
A Virginia Commonwealth University student’s fundraising campaign to begin production of her all-natural insect repellent for horses has exceeded its $15,000 goal.
Science Pub RVA is turning 3 this month! Congratulations on this fantastic community program that has been imagined, created and coordinated by Cynthia Gibbs. Science Pub RVA held its first public event in June 2012 and has engaged more than 1,400 curious minds at 25 public events.
For Alex Wilke, a Virginia mom who is also a staff member at The Nature Conservancy, nature isn’t just a profession; it’s a passion that she wants to share with her children. Wilkes hopes that by giving her kids as many opportunities as possible to “grow up wild” and experience the outdoors, she can teach them to be responsible, observant and appreciative stewards of the environment.