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  Dig and dive into marine history
Dig and dive into marine history
June 19, 2018 - As summer vacation season swings into high gear, consider a trip to one of 13 national marine sanctuaries, a protected network of underwater parks that have been deemed iconic natural and cultural marine resources.
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Weather determined the D in D-DayWeather determined the D in D-Day
June 6, 2018 - Next year will be the 75th anniversary of D-Day but every anniversary is an important one.
Weekly VOCAB

Week of June 18

expedition: noun; journey, trip, adventure;
Supplies en route to space station

geysers: noun; type of hot spring that releases boiling water high into the air;
Find Your Park to make memories

prodigy: noun; a person who excels in learning far beyond what is expected for his/her age;
Einstein: genius, physicist, teacher

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June 20

1895: Caroline Baldwin became the first woman to earn a doctorate of science degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

1863: Library of Congress: West Virginia became the thirty-fifth state in the Union. The land that formed the new state  formerly constituted part of Virginia. The two areas had diverged culturally from their first years of European settlement.

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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home in Cresco, Iowa served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders.


1. How did Norman Borlaug save the lives of one billion people through his research and work in Mexico?

2. How is the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation keeping the legacy of Norman Borlaug alive?

3. What does it mean to "literally walk in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug?"

INSPIRE Day was an exciting, informative and educational field trip for students.

I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 

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