Mountains to the Sea

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Dr. Franklin Retires
Andi Webb PAEMST
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Gatling Award
Nominations Needed
Informal Science Spotlight
Mountains to the Sea

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Sparking STEM interest across the grades

Several high schools in the southeast have been providing opportunities for students to be a role model for students at their local feeder schools. Students from the STEM Academy at Laney High School helped run various events at Blair Elementary school’s STEM night. While students from Heide Trask High School read children’s books and led STEM challenges for students at Cape Fear Elementary during Read Across America week. It’s inspiring to watch these teenagers model an interest in STEM activities while working with the elementary students.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Spring and Summer Workshops

Be sure to check out the spring and summer workshops hosted by the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Upcoming workshops include Outdoor Wonders and Learning (May 7), Project WET (May 8), Project Learning Tree (July 16), and Coastal Conservation Educator Course (July 27-29). Check out the Teacher Workshop website for more details. 

Summer PD Opportunities at NCCAT 

Check out for lots of summer professional development opportunities.

2022 Growing Success for Multilingual Learners Summer Conference: From Standards to Success | June 20- 24, 2022

The NCDPI ESL/Title III Team invites educators of Multilingual Learners (MLs) to participate in the Growing Success for MLs Summer Conference. 

Educators will have an opportunity to think deeply about the 2020 NC ELD Standard Course of Study (SCOS); to reimagine instruction through new ELD resources; and to exchange SCOS implementation ideas that center the needs and achievement of MLs.

The conference has been designed for a virtual environment. The virtual format is intended to allow educators to minimize disruptions to their day-to-day responsibilities and minimize time away from family and friends. To combat online fatigue, the NCDPI ESL/Title III team put together a program that spans five days with sessions running for two hours. Learn more and register here.


Free in-person Rx for Science Literacy workshop on June 24 in Winston-Salem

NCABR is partnering with the Wake Forest School of Medicine to present Why Vaccines Matter: From Laboratory to Clinic to Community, a free one-day in-person workshop on Friday, June 24, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This workshop will be offered in person only and will feature the newly updated and expanded Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual. A copy of the manual, along with breakfast, lunch and refreshments, will be provided to attendees at no cost thanks to generous sponsorship from the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

To learn more and to register, visit Registration is completely free.