Video Contest, Grants, Resources


2011 VIDEO CONTEST (Deadline: April 11)
This contest, which is a joint project of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc., Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of Motor Vehicles, seeks to engage young people to take action in the fight against litter and illegal dumping in our state and help promote a cleaner and more beautiful Louisiana. We want to convey to the newest generation of motor vehicle drivers, in particular, that littering is unacceptable, illegal and just downright wrong. Enter the contest by submitting an original video of at least 30 seconds but no more than two (2) minutes in length by the online submission process and in compliance with the official rules in the attachment. No purchase necessary to win. All entries must be received between Monday, March 28, beginning at noon, and Monday, April 11, 2011, 5 p.m. For more information, visit: or


ACS Grant Opportunity for High School Chemistry Teachers (Deadline: April 1)
The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant is awarded to high school chemistry teachers for any purpose that enhances the teaching and learning of chemistry within their classrooms. This includes covering basic needs as well as supporting new, innovative activities. Teachers can request up to $1,500 for:
• Laboratory Equipment & Supplies
• Instructional Materials
• Professional Development Courses
• Field/Research Studies
• Science Outreach Events
We are currently accepting applications through April 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year. We hope that you will pass this opportunity along to the chemistry teachers that you know. Details about the grant and the application process can be found at If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Kenetia Thompson at 1-800-227-5558 ext. 8178 or


NOAA has launched the social media photo sharing website "NOAA Photo Library's Photostream" on Flickr, the premier Internet photo sharing website. A selection of over 4,000 photos have been uploaded onto the NOAA Flickr website, a subset of the 47,000 public domain images presently on the NOAA Photo Library. The photos can be viewed in collections, sets, in slideshow format, and by using the Flickr search engine to search for imagery thematically. View the site at and the NOAA Photo Library at