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Apply to Deliver Cloud Quest

Science Action Club Montana is accepting applications from programs/organizations wanting to deliver Cloud Quest during the 2017-18 school year.

Learn more about the Science Action Club model in Montana.

Applications are due Oct. 10, 2017.

Cloud Quest explores the impact of clouds on weather and climate. Using the GLOBE Observer citizen science platform, youth identify sky conditions and report their discoveries to NASA. Researchers map these observations against satellite image data to study how clouds influence the flow of energy through Earth's atmosphere.

Selected Participants Get:

  • A complete Science Action Club kit featuring high quality science equipment and classroom supplies, plus digital resources to provide opportunities to extend learning
  • Professional development and in-depth training on STEM activities and teaching techniques
  • A network of support via Montana State University, the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative and California Academy of Sciences

Program Commitments

If accepted, your program will be required to submit a signed agreement form committing to meet the following expectations.

  • Recruit at least 15 youth in grades 5-8 to participate in Science Action Club.
  • Identify 1-2 reliable program staff to lead SAC with youth.
  • Ensure the program leader(s) and one additional staff person complete the online training and attend the training workshop on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Montana State University.
  • Implement all 12 SAC activities (per unit) during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Provide reliable Internet access and at least one mobile device per club. Projectors, speakers, and additional mobile devices are strongly recommended.
  • Conduct citizen science and report observations (Internet access required).
  • Track youth attendance and participate in program evaluation activities.

Accepted programs must participate in the training on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Montana State University.

See the application flyer (PDF).

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