Hurricane Curriculum Available for High Schools
For high school teachers who are near a hurricane-prone coast, this year’s supercharged hurricane season is nearly over and the Hurricane Resilience curriculum is now available!
It’s free online at https://scied.ucar.edu/hurricane-resilience
Through 20 days of instruction, high school students make connections between the science of hurricanes, how they affect their community and region, and how we can plan for a more resilient future. In February and March, the curriculum will be used in 14 classrooms (or virtual classrooms, as the case may be) in the Louisiana Bayou.
Greetings from NCSciFest HQ!
As many of you know, our team is hard at work planning the 2021 North Carolina Science Festival. While there’s still uncertainty about what lies ahead, you can count on NCSciFest returning for a month-long, statewide celebration of science in April!
We wanted to make you aware of two upcoming deadlines to receive support to host events (either in-person, virtually, or a hybrid):
- Event Sponsorship Program: Do you have an innovative idea for a fun, pandemic-proof event but need some extra support to help it come to fruition? Apply for a mini-grant of up to $1000 through our Event Sponsorship Program. Applications are due November 30.
- Statewide Star Party: This year’s Star Party will celebrate the Moon and Mars with event host activity kits that can be used for in-person or virtual events, along with a suite of free online programs. Learn more and apply to be a Star Party host here. Applications are due December 11. We’ll also host an informational meeting over Zoom on Wed, November 18 at noon for those interested in learning more – RSVP here.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, want to chat about ideas for events, or if you simply want to learn more about these or other NCSciFest initiatives.
Erik and the NCSciFest Team
Erik MacIntoshPrograms Manager, NC Science FestivaPronouns: he, him, his
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
250 East Franklin Street | Campus Box 3480
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3480
919-962-3274 | [email protected]