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Education is at the core of our mission—the increase and diffusion of knowledge—from informal education for students to lesson plans and professional development for teachers. A wealth of resources and digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity.
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PreK–12 educators from across the nation are invited to participate in this free, all-day virtual event.
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