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NAS Celebrates 150 Years: The Story of Our Founding

The National Academy of Sciences was founded March 3, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. Watch Richard Alley, NAS member and Chair of the exhibit, EarthLab: Degrees of Change, set the stage for this moment in NAS history in this episode from PBS's "Earth: The Operators' Manual."

The excerpt begins at the Lincoln Memorial where Alley tells the little-known story of how Lincoln and his advisors founded the National Academy of Sciences to address scientific problems during the Civil War.

Watch the video.

May 14, Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability Series (NELS)

Join the Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability Series (NELS) for a reception and discussion with Matthew Kotchen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy, U.S. Department of the Treasury. There is no charge for admission. Please register in advance.
 
Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Koshland Science Museum, 525 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

 

CPNAS Hosts DASER on May 16

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond hosted by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS). DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking. In May, the discussion explores SEAD, The Network for Science, Engineering, Art and Design, which facilitates research, dialogue, and communication within and among those working in these areas.
Register online. Advance registration is required. This event takes place at 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Photo ID is required.

CPNAS Hosts DASER on May 16

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond hosted by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS). DASERs provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking. In May, the discussion explores SEAD, The Network for Science, Engineering, Art and Design, which facilitates research, dialogue, and communication within and among those working in these areas.
 
Program
 
5:30 to 6:00 p.m.    

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

 
Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. These new standards are based on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have partnered to create standards through a collaborative state-led process.
 
Print copies of the Next Generation Science Standards are available for pre-order now or you can view the online version at nextgenscience.org.

 

 

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. These new standards are based on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have partnered to create standards through a collaborative state-led process.

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