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  • Second Century Stewardship

    Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park. Photo Credit: Suzanne Thurston. All rights reserved. National parks are amongst the treasures of the United States, valuable both in their own right as entities for preserving the natural and cultural history of our nation and the world and for the...
  • National Park Service, AAAS Team Up on Guide for Parks’ Scholarship Programs

    The new guide offers advice on creating scholarships and internships to conduct research in National Parks like Virgin Islands National Park | National Park Service / CC BY 2.0 The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and AAAS have developed a guide to create and support scholarships, internships, and...
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    Science for America’s National Parks

    At the dawn of the U.S. National Park Service's second century, opportunities exist to engage in science for the benefit of parks and society. Second Century Stewardship explores that science through partnerships with AAAS, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Institute, and the National Park Service.

    Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks Research Fellowship—Request for Proposals Application Process Opens —Early-October 2016 Informational Webinar —Mid-October 2016 Application Deadline — November 21, 2016 A core strategy for Second Century Stewardship is advancing...
  • Spotlight on Science Writers: Sy Montgomery

    A select group of authors who have won or been finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books have been invited to write or record an introduction to one of their books. We have suggested a few guidelines, but the format and content have been chosen by each author and...
  • Weird & Wonderful Creatures: Amazon River Dolphins

    The Amazon river dolphin ( Inia geoffrensis ), also known as the boto or pink river dolphin, is the largest freshwater dolphin in the world. It is found in northern and central South America, specifically in the Amazon and Orinoco basins and the Madeira River. The boto's most striking physical...
  • 5 Questions for a Scientist: Educational Technology Inventor Jie Qi

    The gap between the science classroom and a real-life career in the sciences can seem distant for some students. The 5 Questions for a Scientist interview series was created to bridge this gap! We aim to inspire students to pursue careers in the sciences by showcasing the incredible diversity of...
  • Science and Sports

    Photo Credit: Clipart.com. Can scientists make you a faster runner? Can engineers make playing football safer? Can mathematicians help rank your favorite team more fairly? While they'll never change the importance of solid fundamentals and lots of skill and practice, the answer to all these...
  • Back-to-School Resources from Science NetLinks

    Photo Credit: Clipart.com. Fall is once again right around the corner, which means it's time to get ready to head back to school. As you're arranging your classroom, planning your first lessons, and clearing out the detritus left over from last spring, set aside some time to see what offerings...
  • Spotlight on Science Writers: Robin Page

    A select group of authors who have won or been finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books have been invited to write or record an introduction to one of their books. We have suggested a few guidelines, but the format and content have been chosen by each author and...
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    Science for America’s National Parks

    At the dawn of the U.S. National Park Service's second century, opportunities exist to engage in science for the benefit of parks and society. Second Century Stewardship explores that science through partnerships with AAAS, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Institute, and the National Park Service.

    David E. Shaw and the Shaw Family Foundation David Evans Shaw is managing partner of Black Point Group LP, with wide-ranging interests in technology companies and public service. His business creation, leadership, investment and board experience includes numerous science-based companies including...