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Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science
[(202) 260-8619; Mail Code 1707] Environmental Education Grants Program, operated by EPA's Environmental Education Division (at address above), supports projects of state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that design, demonstrate, or disseminate new approaches in environmental education-projects with wide potential applicability and addressing high-priority issues.
[(202) 260-0578; Mail Code H8105] EPA Research Laboratory-based Education Programs offer teaching materials, workshops, lab visits, class presentations, and in-service events (grades K-12) in the localities of 13 EPA research laboratories (4 at Research Triangle Park, N.C.; 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio; and 1 each in Las Vegas, Nev.; Ada, Okla.; Athens, Ga.; Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Duluth, Minn.; Corvallis, Oreg.; and Narragansett, R.I.).
[(202) 260-7751; Mail Code 3404] Ten Public Information Centers (PICs) offering environmental education materials (such as publications, data, and exhibits) for students and teachers (grades K12); located at regional EPA offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
10.120 Young Astronaut Council, 1308 19th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 682-1984
Corporation formed by the White House in 1984 to administer the Young Astronaut Program, a national education program promoting the study of science, technology, and mathematics by building on the excitement of space; with more than 27,000 Young Astronaut Chapters in every state and in 42 foreign countries. Programs/services: Space School, a live, interactive satellite TV course (grades 4-6); annual student conference; multidisciplinary competitions. Publications/materials : Space School teacher kit with resource pages and activity sheets, tracking the Space School TV program; yearlong curriculum for school-based Young Astronaut Chapters.
10.121 Young Entomologists' Society, 1915 Peggy Pl., Lansing, MI 48910-2553 (517) 887-0499
Educational organization of more than 700 youth and amateur adult entomology enthusiasts. Programs/services: Insect science workshops; ''Buggy Bookstore" with mail-order catalog, offering a wide selection of entomological handbooks, manuals, resource guides, educational materials, and related products. Publications/materials: Insect World (semimonthly "bug-info-letter" for students ages 6-11); curriculum and supplementary materials; audiovisual materials; bimonthly newsletter for students; extensive bibliography; posters.