Thursday, June 10, 2010

Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices

Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices
March 24-26, 2011
Miami, Florida
Call for Proposals Deadline: August 31, 2010

Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), in partnership with AAC&U, announces the 2011 Network for Academic Renewal conference, Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices. This interactive, hands-on conference will help campuses adapt, scale up, and sustain effective practices in STEM teaching and learning.

The conference is designed for participants who wish to develop faculty and institutional leadership in STEM reform, broaden student participation and success in STEM fields, better assess engaged STEM learning in both the majors and general education, and connect the revitalization of STEM learning with ongoing campus work in Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP).

We invite proposals on five key themes:

  • Expanding the STEM Pipeline through Student Success
  • Creating Integrative and Interdisciplinary STEM Environments
  • Assessing STEM Learning
  • Enhancing STEM Learning through Technology
  • Scaling Up and Sustaining Pedagogies of Engagement

Learn more about this conference and the call for proposals online.

For more information, please call 202-387-3760 or write to

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Community Salmon Fund grants program

Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Community Salmon Fund (CSF) is a small grants program designed to stimulate smaller-scale, community-oriented habitat restoration and protection projects in support of salmon recovery in Washington State.

CSF provides funding through a competitive application process for projects that have a substantial benefit to watershed health and are consistent with local and/or regional salmon recovery plans. Projects are required to have a strong community involvement component as a way to encourage landowners, business owners, and the community at large to become engaged in salmon recovery.

Amount: $75,000

Date due: June 22, 2010

For more information, click here.