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2012-07-18 10:28:51

MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than half of the summer break behind us, students only have two weeks left to participate in the SOPHIA Summer Challenge - a free online contest where kids watch tutorials and complete quizzes on Sophia.org for a chance to win an iPad® and fight summer brain drain. The SOPHIA Summer Challenge was developed by Sophia.org in partnership with Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to keep students' minds active during the summer months, when they can...

Will We Ever Make It To Outer Space?
2012-06-25 05:34:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com There was a lot of talk this weekend in Santa Clara, California about not only the possibility of taking trips to outer space, but how we might get there as well. Looking outward, astrobiologists, astronauts,  space experts and a number of enthusiasts gathered together at this year´s SETIcon II to discuss all things cosmic. Two of the aforementioned experts at SETIcon were Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and Dr. Mae Jemison (the first woman of color...

2012-06-05 02:23:48

MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophia and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" have teamed up to offer a variety of free educational tools that will keep kids' minds active during the summer months when students can lose up to 40 percent of what they learned the previous year. Kids are invited to visit Sophia.org to participate in the Sophia Summer Challenge, learn about science through a variety of experiments they can do at home and learn about the Mars Science Laboratory...

2012-05-25 06:25:07

MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is partnering with Sophia.org to help students fight summer brain drain with several activities that will be available on the site starting in June. Sophia is an innovative online social education platform that offers 25,000 tutorials on a variety of subjects including math, science, English and more taught by hundreds of teachers and education enthusiasts using a mixture of text, audio, video, and slideshows. Sophia.org...

2012-02-29 16:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center is expanding its popular Bill Nye's Climate Lab exhibition and launching a competition among area elementary school students to help them "cool their schools." Using the innovative Building Dashboard Network, designed by Oakland-based Lucid, schools in the competition will receive feedback on their schools' energy usage. "Cool Your School" aims to teach energy conservation strategies and...

2011-10-17 16:03:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center's exhibition Bill Nye's Climate Lab was awarded The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience from the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). The award is presented in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that not only enhance the performance of the awarded institution, but that significantly advances the mission of science-technology centers and museums worldwide....

2011-06-22 15:04:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto has awarded Chabot Space & Science Center a $1.8 million grant to support enhancements to the Center's Bill Nye's Climate Lab exhibition and website. The Lab enables kids ages 8-14 to learn basic principles of climate science and engage in behaviors that address climate change. Bill Nye's Climate Lab offers an optimistic, solutions-oriented, highly interactive educational...

2010-11-18 13:03:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Playtex Products LLC at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=e66eb3e7-109e-4407-9d6e-8cc3fcdbd255# Bill Nye the Science Guy® knows a thing or two about germs. The Emmy award-winning comedic scientist has devised fun and easy at-home lab experiments for parents to do with their kids to learn more about germs -- so they can worry less about getting sick this cold and flu season....

2010-11-16 09:30:00

SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For today's busy families, getting sick is no fun. With cough, cold and flu season here, many parents are taking precautions to help keep their children healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),(1) one of the best ways to protect against getting sick is to wash hands often. To help teach families about the importance of clean hands and preventing the spread of germs, Wet Ones® Antibacterial...

2010-06-22 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the need for comprehensive eye exams. If I see fine, do I really need to go to the eye doctor on an annual basis? If I wear someone else's glasses will that hurt my eyes? Will wearing glasses make my eyes weaker? To debunk many of the myths surrounding annual eye exams, VSP® Vision Care today released its third online video in the VSP EyeFiles(SM) series starring Emmy...