About the Author

Michael Doig is a science teacher, web developer, and avid traveler who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Zoology and from Pace University with a Masters of Science in Teaching. He currently teaches Earth Science in a New York public high school.

Upcoming Opportunities for Teachers

Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest

Grab your digital camera and go shoot some pictures this weekend. The photography contest is titled “How Climate Shapes My World.”. Snap the winning picture and win $300.

AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2009. The photography theme for this year is: “How Climate Shapes My World.”

Deadline: October 16, 2009
Photography Contest Entry Form.

NOAA Teacher at Sea

If you like science and the sea, you’ll be in heaven with the NOAA Teacher at Sea program. Spend a week or more at sea helping scientist with their research and gain a greater understanding of maritime work and studies. Use your experience to educate and inspire your students.

The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Teacher at Sea (TAS) program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an interdisciplinary research experience. The program provides a unique environment for learning and teaching by sending kindergarten through college-level teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew.

Deadline: December 31, 2009
NOAA Teacher at Sea Application.

Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange

Do you dream of teaching in a foreign land, but don’t want to quit your job, sell your things and move out of your place? Check out the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange. Fulfill your wanderlust without sacrificing your career.

The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or academic year. By living and working in the cultures of their host countries, Fulbright teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences in national cultures and education systems. Fulbright teachers enrich their schools and communities with a new awareness of other cultures and of events occurring in different parts of the world, providing students and citizens with new perspectives about the world in which they live.

Deadline: October 15, 2009
Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Application.

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