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Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.


NEW THIS WEEK!



Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: Feb. 23, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST

Celebrate Women's History Month With a Series of Webcast Events From NASA's Digital Learning Network
Audience: All Educators and Students
Next Event Date: March 8, 2017,...

The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: The Changing Earth

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2pm - 3pm EDT / 11am - 12pm PDT

http://www.nisenet.org/events/online-workshop/online-workshop-science-behind-earth-and-space-toolkit-changing-earth

The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops focused on helping partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online workshops is to increase the number of professional development opportunities...

The Science Behind the Earth and Space Toolkit: Astrobiology - Searching for Life

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2pm - 3pm EDT / 11am - 12pm PDT

The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops focused on helping partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online workshops is to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners and create more channels for Network partners to learn from each other directly.

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AREN @ Engineering Share-A-Thon

February 22, 2017 - 11:41 AM CST

The AREN Project provides opportunities for middle and high school students to implement engineering into their earth science projects.  Resources can be found at: http://tiny.cc/bvrejy

Attached is the February Status Update for NASA eClips 4D

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Please find attached the AREN Project Quad Chart for February, 2017

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On Saturday, February 18, 2017 GLOBE Master Trainer and NASA Physical Scientist, Jessica Taylor, led a GLOBE workshop at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU).  NASA Langley provided a hybrid GLOBE Training for both in-service teachers and pre-service students at ECSU.  Participants conducted online GLOBE eTraining prior to participation in the face to face training.  During the workshop, teachers participated in several GLOBE learning activities highlighting the Student Science Research...

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Monthly project status update attached.

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images of the sun and an astronomer

Invite your after-school group or class to join us for the Spring 2017 occurrence of Solar Week, March 27-31

www.solarweek.org

Please join us for Solar Week/ Spring 2017, March 27-31– a lively week of online activities and current info about our sun for youth ages 10-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. In addition, there’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists.

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Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.


New This Week!



Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: Feb. 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. EST

Informational Webinar for Students Interested in Applying for NASA Internship Opportunities
Audience: Higher Education Students
Webinar Date: Feb. 21, 2017, at 3 p.m. EST

JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #10 on Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 pm EST

Using the GLOBE Visualization Tools

Your students have entered their data in the GLOBE website and what’s next?  With the visualization tools, students can map, graph, filter and export data that have been measured across GLOBE protocols since 1995. Marcy Burns, teacher at Main Street Intermediate School in Norwalk, Ohio, will describe how her students use the visualization tools. Dr. Czajkowski will...

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On February 14, 2017, The University of Toledo hosted a webinar for teachers, students and scientists on NASA’s SnowEx: NASA Airborne Snow Experiment and GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect / Surface Temperature Campaign. SnowEx led by Dr. Dorothy Hall, a Senior Scientist Emeritus at NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center is a NASA project to observe snow and ice in various regions of the US. One goal is to observe the ice on Lake Erie; the project changed its flight plans to go over Toledo and the NW...

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The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 digital toolkit is now available for download.

Explore Science: Earth & Space logo

In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a new set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.  


Toolkit Audience & Content

Audience:

  • Activities are designed for use in children’s museums, science centers, science museums, public planetariums and...

Using the GLOBE Visualization Tool

Your students have entered their data in the GLOBE website and what’s next?  With the visualization tools, students can map, graph, filter and export data that have been measured across GLOBE protocols since 1995. Marcy Burns, teacher at Main Street Intermediate School in Norwalk, Ohio, will describe how her students use the visualization tools. Dr. Czajkowski will demonstrate the use of the tools and describe ways students can visualize their data to...

GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #9 TAKES PLACE TOMORROW (FEBRUARY 8) AT 8:00 PM EST 

GLOBE CLOUD PROTOCOL WILL BE UPDATED ON THE GLOBE WEBSITE.  Come and learn about the  NEW and IMPROVED CLOUD PROTOCOL! Dr. Kevin Czajkowski will thank all the students who entered surface temperature data for the Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign. He will introduce Joe Cartensen from Clay High School from Oregon, Ohio and Sarah McCrea from NASA Langley Research Center. Joe will provide some helpful hints to...

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From Alex Young:

Dear All,

It has come to our attention that there may be eclipse/solar viewing glasses floating around that do not meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard. The glasses in question are from a company called Solar Eclipse International of Toronto, Canada. There is concern that this is a front for a Chinese manufacturer that is not producing a properly certified product.

To date three manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and hand-held solar...

Reaching out to underserved and underrepresented communities, can have major impact on student outcomes. Reacting to a recent visit from one of the NESSP Partners, a teacher commented: “We haven’t been able to offer the students something like this before,” Nickerson said. “They go to OMSI in the fifth grade, but not one of the students yesterday had ever been in a planetarium before.”

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Please help spread the word to your networks. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has 4 positions currently open, two full-time exempt positions and two internships:

STE(A)M Education Specialist in Socorro, NM will work with the EPO officer to develop tours of the VLA, radio astronomy summer camps, and additional outreach materials. Full details on the NRAO careers page (linked above).

STE(A)M Education Program Development Officer in Charlottesville, VA will help have a foot in...

NASA Langley's Science Eductaion Team collaborated with the Office of Education on their new Earth Digital Badge - exploring the role of cloud types in the Earth’s Energy Budget.  Through the online training, teachers and students become part of the GLOBE Program and make citizen science cloud observations.

NASA Langley's Office of Edcuation developed these badges to celebrate Langley's Centennial. Two other badges are also available: Journey to Mars how drag is used to land the...

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Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.


New This Week!



Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: Jan. 26, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST

Goddard Virtual Visits: Celebrating African-American History Month at Goddard Space Flight Center
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Dates: Every Wednesday,...

The Call for Papers for the IAGA 2017 Scientific Assembly in Cape Town, 27 August -1 September is now open at http://iapso-iamas-iaga2017.com/. There is an EPO session. Abstract Deadline is March 12. Please submit.http://iapso-iamas-iaga2017.com/

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We are in the process of trying to revitalize the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Interdivisional Commission on Education and Outreach (IDCEO).

While we welcome input, commentary, and tasking requests from all of you 
at any time, our first job right now is to populate the Commission. As 
you may know, IAGA Divisions and Commissions are mostly populated by the 
people who attend the conferences and come to the business meetings. 
Officers are required...

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From: Dr. Ellen E. Lettvin  Email: ellen.lettvin@ed.gov
Robert Noyce Senior Fellow in Informal STEM Learning
US Department of Education/Office of Innovation and Improvement
400 Maryland Ave SW, Office 4W345
Washington, DC 20202
Office Phone: 202-260-0823

The U.S. Department of Education issued an updated Dear Colleague Letter on January 18, 2017 to states, school districts, schools and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science,...

How does life respond to the dramatic event of a total solar eclipse?

There is some evidence that plant and animal life notice and react to the changes that occur during a total solar eclipse. Birds are reported to stop singing, spiders may tear down their webs, gray squirrels retreat to their dens, and more. Much of these reports are anecdotal or from captive animals.

The California Academy of Sciences has developed a citizen science app to document animal and plant behavior during...

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