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Informal learning includes everyday experiences and experiences in designed settings, such as museums, zoos, and nature programs. They also include experiences in out-of-school programs, such as after-school clubs, programs, and citizen science.

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Connected Science Learning January-March 2018

Volume 1, Issue 5 STEM Learning in Environmental Settings ...

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Connected Science Learning October-December 2017

Volume 1, Issue 4 STEM Education for Early Learners ...

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Web Seminar

Science Update: From Talking Trash to Taking Action: The Science of Marine Debris, April 20, 2023

Join us on Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET for an edition of NSTA’s Science Update about marine debris. Our oceans are fille...

 

Web Seminar

Science Update: Food Agriculture – The Plant Scientist’s Toolbox, March 9, 2023

Join us on Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET for an edition of NSTA’s Science Update about food agriculture....

 

Reports Article

Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, November 22, 2022
 

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, November 15, 2022
 

Journal Article

There and Back: How a Global Pandemic Shaped Youth Programming
 

Journal Article

Fingerprint Spoofing: Exploring Cybersecurity With Limited Technology
 

Reports Article

Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, November 8, 2022
 

Reports Article

Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers, November 1, 2022
 

Web Seminar

Science Update: State of the Climate 2022, January 19, 2023

Join us on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET for another edition of NSTA's Science Update....

 

Journal Article

Connect Students With Outdoor STEM Learning Opportunities Alongside Science Professionals
 

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Learning About Coastal Zone Plants—Integrating Formal and Informal Teaching and Learning Practices
 

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A Teamwork-Based Technique Using Agricultural Fields to Measure the Speed of Sound

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