Educator Excellence Awards honor educators in grades K-12 who inspire enthusiasm for science with innovative approaches. Award recipients are given $1,000 educational improvement prizes for use in the classroom.
Educators can be nominated for three honors: the Teacher Excellence Award, the STEM Leadership Award, and the New Educator Excellence Award. Descriptions are in the nomination form below.
The nomination period for 2018 awards is closed.
* Educator nominees should hold these two evenings in order to be able to attend these two events in the event that they are selected.
Contact @Da Vinci Science Center: Karen Knecht, 484-664-1002, Ext. 108
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My Earth is Green camp starts next week and there are still spots available! Campers will discover that "green" is more than a color and why it's important. This session is presented by Community Services for Children and is designed for preschoolers ages 4-5. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2nrRgXO.View on Facebook
There's still time to sign your young inventor up for the Frank Schweighardt Inventors Lab program starting in September! Students in grades 5-8 will meet with professional scientists and engineers and create their own inventions. For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/2IBdhKA.View on Facebook
This week’s summer camp starts tomorrow and there’s still spots available to sign up. Join us July 16-20 to design a roller coaster in Amusement Park Physics, become as astrophysicist in Planet Hunters, and explore the boundaries of reality in Sci-Fi camp. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2gDrVoG.View on Facebook
Discover the physics behind the fun during Amusement Park Physics summer camp for students entering grades 3-4. Investigate the ups and downs of Newton's Three Laws of Motion, design a roller coaster and build devices to measure the forces of amusement park rides. Campers will spend a day at Dorney Park testing several of its world-class rides and coasters. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2nrRgXO.View on Facebook
What lies beyond our solar system? Could there be life on another planet? Explore these ideas and more in Planet Hunters summer camp for students entering grades 5-8, starting next week! Get your feet wet by taking a virtual reality tour of the solar system, and finding your way around the sky. Play planet detective using the techniques scientists use to find planets outside the solar system...a.k.a. exoplanets! Discover what an alien landscape might look like, and how many shadows you may have on another planet. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2nrRgXO.View on Facebook
Our Frogs and Friends Live Science Shows feature up-close interactions with live animals! See some special creatures that aren't featured in the exhibit! Frogs and Friends Live Shows on July 14 and July 21 are sponsored by Moravian Academy. Shows occur weekends through Sept. 3. For showtimes, visit davincisciencecenter.org.View on Facebook
Visitors will enjoy a special reduced admission price of $5 per person during Science Under the Stars on Friday, July 20 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wear your best sci-fi gear and bring a blanket to sit underneath the stars while you enjoy tasty treats from local food trucks. Explore outdoor observing through telescopes, and other astronomy-themed activities. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2IZa6QV.View on Facebook
Sci-Fi summer camp starts next week! Don't miss your chance to sign your 1st through 4th grader up to explore things from urban legends, to mysterious animals, to aliens and beyond. Bring your imagination to this camp. You will find that sometimes science works to make what we dream a reality. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2nrRgXO.View on Facebook
Dinosaurs! camp starts next week and there are still a few spots available. Your 1st or 2nd grader will learn all about dinosaurs and the millions of years they roamed the Earth. How can we study them, and what do we have yet to learn? We will take a walk to Cedar Creek to search for fossils and learn how they are formed. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2nrRgXO.View on Facebook
Mission Milky Way Summer Camp in Easton, PA starts next week! There are still spaces available! Campers will take a "journey" through the Milky Way Galaxy and complete a travel guide along the way. The explorers will discover what it's like to live in space and eat like an astronaut. Along the way, they will use their imaginations to create their own aliens from far away planets, make candy comets, and discover why Pluto is no longer a planet. This session is designed for students entering grades 1-4 and is truly an out-of-this-world adventure. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2DPhMha.View on Facebook