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February 2015 Newsletter

INTRODUCTION:

February marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of Windows to the Universe!  This project started with funding from NASA in February 1995, and we've been working to maintain and grow this resource with the support of many sponsors since that time!  Our sponsors have included multiple NASA offices and centers, multiple NSF projects, collaborations with NOAA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmopsheric Processes at Colorado State University, the Center for Space Weather Modeling at Boston University, the American Geosciences Institute, the American Geophysical Union, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the High Tide project at Old Dominion University -- to name just a few of our sponsors!  Over this period, we have reached nearly a billion people around the world, at a cost of only about $10 million over 20 years.  We've been able to provide resources to countless teachers and students around the world thanks to a very small staff and volunteers.  Thank you to all the educators and scientists who have contributed to this resource - we look forward to continuing to serve Earth, space, and environmental science educators and learners in the coming year!


CONTENTS:

New Horizons
2014 Warmest Year
Black Hole Outburst
New Member Options
Ocean Gyres
Cosmic Rays
"Chilly" Activities
Black History Month
FEB Birthdays
World Wetlands Day
Green Week 2015
Geocorps Deadline
Backyard Bird Count
NSF Summer Research
Earth Science Rocks!
Earth System Science
Chicago - Multimedia Tools
Chicago NSTA - Using Data
How Weird Can It Get
EE Week 2015
ES Wk Visualize OCT
Water in Afghanistan
Natl Park Climate Ch
Nature Conservancy Hab
ES Classroom Lessons
NSF Climate Change
NOAA Education
EPA Climate Resource
Web Rangers
Young Meteorologist
Train Like Astronaut
Sci News Students
Spot Space Station
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Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA