The American Museum of Natural History is partnering with Coursera, a leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, to offer science courses for teachers worldwide. The partnership, initiated in conjunction with several other museums and schools of education, marks Coursera’s first foray into professional development for educators at the K–12 level.
This year, in a Doodle 4 Google contest, K–12 students in the U.S. were invited to redesign the Google logo on the theme of "My Best Day Ever..." Later this month, the entries from 50 state winners will be displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, in the Rose Center Gallery, from May 22 through July 14.
On Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 pm, followers of @AMNH and Scientific American (@SciAm) on Twitter are invited to explore Whales: Giants of the Deep after hours, meet curators and scientists, and enjoy free drinks and snacks in our historic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians.
With help from Lima’s International Potato Center, Andean farmers are preserving potato diversity, as this new video from Science Bulletins evocatively reveals. Also, next Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, taste different varieties of Peruvian potato chips in the working kitchen in the Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibition.