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We welcome your feedback on these resources and encourage you to share suggestions for additional local and online tips, tools, and resources you’ve found helpful.

RSF Grant Applications
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NASA Education
For Educators
Education Express
Train Like an Astronaut
OPSPARC
Imagine Mars
A trove of resources for educators (and parents) interested in space, space exploration, astronomy and related topics.

National Geographic and Exploration
Teaching Resources
Activities
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Computer Science and Engineering
Women and Information Technology – Aspirations in Computing
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides technical girls and women with ongoing engagement, visibility, and encouragement for their computing-related interests and achievements from high school through college and into the workforce.

Code.org
Learn to code online. Resources also available for teachers.

PBS Kids Design Squad

The George Lucas Education Foundation’s Edutopia
www.edutopia.org/
The material on the Edutopia site spans grade levels and subjects, revolving around six core concepts: project learning, integrated studies, social & emotional learning, technology integration, teacher development and comprehensive assessment.

Clearwater
http://www.clearwater.org/edu.html
This site is the complete resource for the sloop Clearwater. It also offers five lesson plans focused on the Hudson River covering science, history through geography, civics and literature. These lessons are for a variety of primary grades.

Cary Institute
http://www.ecostudies.org/ed_resources_educators.html
A fantastic and well-organized Website that offers complete units, lesson plans and short activities suitable for elementary students. They provide a number of resources to support hands-on, inquiry-based investigations of the local ecosystems and organisms around us.

National Lab Day
www.nationallabday.org/
National Lab Day is more than just a day. It’s a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support (hubs) that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators.

Volunteers – university students, scientists, engineers, other STEM professionals and, more broadly, members of the community – will work together with educators and students to improve labs and discovery-based science experiences for students in grades K-12.

Teaching the Hudson Valley
www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org
Free K-12 lesson plans using significant Hudson Valley sites to teach math, science, history, and art. Need a site for early explorers, the Revolutionary War, the Quadracentennial, or field trip ideas? Search by county, standard, subject, or grade. Help students discover and appreciate the natural, historical and cultural treasures of our Hudson Valley.

Using New Media in the Classroom
http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-new-media-classroom-tips
Brief video clips from educators and others offer ideas about ways to use specific technology and social-media tools with your students.

Attracting Girls to Science and Technology
SciGirls
Resources and practical strategies on engaging girls in STEM.

National Girls Collaborative
Girl focused programs around STEM.

Cracking the Code: Girls and Women’s STEM Education (pdf
A great report from UNESCO (UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on the challenges and solutions around girls STEM education.

Range of STEM Projects
Curiosity Machine
Hands-on science learning to do at home or school. Projects cover topics such as food science, engineering, materials science, biomimicry and many others!

Citizen Science
A wealth of citizen science projects across many areas of interest. These can be undertaken at home (help map Mars!) or in the great outdoors (monitor your environment) and contribute to real scientific endeavors.

The Connectory
Directory of STEM opportunities for youth.

Go Green!
National Geographic Green
Resources and project ideas on greening your community and school.