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Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Sparks! Ignition Grants

Jul 16, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. Read More

 
National STEM Video Game Challenge Names Winners of Third Annual Competition
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Jul 11, 2013

The 2013 challenge generated nearly 4,000 entries from middle school and high school students. This year, IMLS-sponsored workshops encouraged libraries and museums to promote the competition and support participation. Read More

 
IMLS and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Partner with Libraries

Jul 01, 2013

IMLS announces a $286,104 award to OCLC’s WebJunction to meet public demand for information about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Nurturing an Interest in Science

Aug 06, 2013

Discovery Science Center President Joe Adams and Community Member Kate Upton describe how the science center captures visitors’ interest in science. Read More

 
Blog Post: Growing Healthy Snacks
Students learn about healthy food choices at the Powell Gardens' Good to Grow program.


At the Powell Gardens, Kansas City's Botanical Gardens, students learn how to make smart food choices while experiencing the benefits of "green" exercise. Read More

 
Blog Post: AAHC Forum – Thanks for Sharing for Your Stories!
Grant recipients of the African American History and Culture program met at the Sumner School in Washington, DC, June 5 and 6, 2013.

Aug 01, 2013

Over the past six months we've featured dozens of stories about the great work being done with IMLS funding by museum professionals at African American museums and HBCUs across the country. Read More

 
 



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Featured Project Profile
Teacher Institutes for Science Education and Ocean Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards. Read more..

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