Call for High School Science Teacher Participants

Applications are due Sept. 15, 2012

We are seeking 20 high school teachers from around the U.S. to participate in our first pilot launch of Planet Stewards in spring 2013. Planet Stewards is a project of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and 3D GameLab to provide high school students the opportunity to earn up to 15 NOAA-certified career pathway badges. Using 3D GameLab, a quest-based learning platform, students will complete quests using NOAA educational materials, earn experience points, awards, achievements, and badges, as they engage in active, hands-on learning based on the National Research Council’s Conceptual Framework for Science Standards.


NOAA Career Pathway Badges
• Space Weather
• Hurricane Hunter
• Storm Chaser
• Fisheries Biologist
• Coral Reef Ecologist
• Marine Biologist
• Coastal Manager
• Hydrologist
• Ecologist
• Cartographer
• Physical Oceanographer
• Vulcanologist
• Climate Modeler
• Paleoclimatologist
• Climate Scientist

Teachers will be required to participate in a two-week asynchronous training during the first two weeks of November in order to prepare their class for questing in the following spring. Students can quest all semester long, or a portion of the semester, as determined by each teacher. Participating teachers will receive a small stipend, and also receive a NOAA Certified Teacher Badge. For more information, see

Quests are available fully online 24/7. Users will need Internet access. 3D GameLab is COPPA and FERPA compliant, and hosted at Boise State University.

Please complete this form if you are interested in participating:


This project is funded by HASTAC in conjunction with the Mozilla Open Badges Initiative.  This material is based on work supported by John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation under Prime Award no. 11-97913-000-USP, The Regents of the University of California and Boise State University.

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