NJSTA received the following news from Jonathan Bell at Informed by Nature.
I write to introduce our organization and discuss an entirely free educational program.
Informed by Nature is a registered 501(c)3 organization working to advance the public understanding of science, from its elegant approach to its awe-inspiring results. We are dedicated to encouraging lifelong learning, promoting critical thinking, and celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our efforts expand from online learning and networking to physical outreach in the classroom and other educational venues.
We are excited to launch our Online Science Fair. Unlike most other such endeavors, our platform offers students the ability to upload, share, and store their projects for years to come. We are also working with educators to help them develop programs around the platform that encourage hands-on, self-guided learning among their students. The integrated social media functionality encourages students to share their work with peers, family, and even future college admissions boards, highlighting their scientific prowess and building pride in their work. This is available for free to anyone with an Internet connection, though we are limiting this phase to students age 13 and over because of COPPA guidelines.
I'm attaching some general information about Informed by Nature, as well as two fliers about the Online Science Fair (one for students and one for teachers). I invite you to visit our website and explore what we have to offer.