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ry 14th OR January 28th, 2013 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGktbDFfMDdZRTdCTkE2bTZiQ3ZPZ2c6MQ" target="_blank">Click here to apply today</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto'>The NOAA Climate Stewards Leadership Team<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto'>Peg Steffen, Education Coordinator<br>NOAA National Ocean Service<br>1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910<br>301.713.3010 x218<br>301.448.0436 cell<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>&#8220;Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></p><div style='mso-element:para-border-div;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>ETNews</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'> </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>is a service of the</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'> </span><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>Office of Educational Technology</span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#632423'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>NH Department of Education&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 101 Pleasant Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Concord, NH&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03301<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>For more information, contact <o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>Stan Freeda<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>603.271.5132&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:navy'><a href="mailto:sfreeda@ed.state.nh.us"><span style='color:blue'>Stanley.Freeda@doe.nh.gov</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm"><span style='color:blue'>www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.opennh.org/"><span style='color:blue'>www.opennh.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nheon.org/"><span style='color:blue'>www.nheon.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#4F6228'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>&#8220;The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.&#8221; <i>~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri</i></span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#5F497A'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#E36C0A'>The contents of this message are confidential. Any unauthorized disclosure, reproduction, use or dissemination (either whole or in part) is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and delete the message and any attachments from your system. </span></i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#E36C0A'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>