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


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Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: April 27, 2017, at 6 p.m. EDT

NASA Mars Science: MAVEN Outreach Webinar -- Mars and Venus: Terrestrial Analogues for Exoplanets
Audience: K-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: May 24, 2017, 7 p.m....

The April issue of Western Michigan's EvaluATE’s newsletter is all about reporting. It highlights a blog on how to include evaluation results in Advanced Technological Education (ATE) annual reports to the National Science Foundation, and resources on alternative and public report formats, data visualization resources, etc. Although funded by NSF for ATE projects the resources may interest NASA-funded projects. April newsletter attached as a PDF.   More about EvaluATE at:...

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Indigenous peoples and climate scientists are working together in collaborative networks to bring together multiple knowledge and science systems.  The result of this work is the Rising Voices Community. The 5th annual meeting of Rising Voices was held at UCAR, Boulder CO, April 13-15, 2017.  Dr. Katie Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks  and Dr. Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies,  were both invited presenters on the Research Collaboration Panel Thursday...

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https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/cassinicharm/

The Cassini CHARM team will hold a telecon to discuss the amazing results about the habitability of Saturn's moon Enceladus.  It's your chance to hear about the science behind the discoveries and ask questions of the scientists.

On April 13, 2017, CosmoQuest engaged more than 100 people in playing EarthMatch. This new game invites players to match photos of wonders such as the Pyramids with space-based images of those same features. EarthMatch teaches players how space images allow us to study our planet and it supports an upcoming citizen science project involving astronaut images of Earth, which studies geoscience.

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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: April 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 -- #AdoptThePlanet, Plus Earth Science Data Classroom Activity
Audience: All Educators and Students
Earth Day: April 22, 2017

New ‘Teachable...

AREN Project Quad Chart for April, 2017

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NASA LaRC Science Directorate Education supported OSACB and the NASA centennial event at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) on Saturday April 8th, 2017, in Newport News, VA. The Science Directorate booth featured the NASA GLOBE Observer app, in which users could contribute sky and cloud observations to NASA and GLOBE databases and access satellite flyover times and corresponding satellite imagery directly within the app.

Supporting interactive activities included GLOBE elementary sky...

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Facilitated by Dr. Margaret Pippin, through the GLOBE Air Quality Student Research Campaign, a group of Science Directorate professionals met with Melissa Niemi's after school Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS) group on April 12th, 2017. 15 students from the Richards Middle School in Columbus, GA virtually connected with Science Directorate role models; Sarah McCrea, Jessica Taylor, Yolanda Shea, Cindy Young, Melissa Yang, and Hannah Halliday.  The session consisted of ice breaker...

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The Festus Public Library (Festus, MO), Monmouth Public Library (Monmouth, OR), and Valley of the Tetons Library (Driggs, ID) hosted public programs to view a virtual presentation by Lou Mayo, Program Manager of the Heliophysics Education Consortium, in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Distance Learning Team. Community leaders received eclipse information and asked questions to help them plan their events. This effort is part of the NASA@ My Library...

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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: April 13, 2017, at 6 p.m. EDT

NASA's Digital Learning Network Virtual Visit -- Meet Abigail Harrison
Audience: Educators and Students in Grades 5-12
Event Date: April 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. EDT

Register here: http://bit.ly/2meRP3E

 
Every day can and should be Earth Day! During this webinar, we will focus on the various ways in which all citizens can be engaged in helping make our home planet a better place. Participants will learn how this is possible through both the GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app. We will look at the current status of Earth's "vital signs" by showing everyone how to access and review the current status of Earth’s health from NASA’s Global Climate...

NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency’s Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 13. The event, to be held at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will include remote participation from experts across the country.

The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

These new discoveries will help inform future ocean world...

The NASA Exploration Connection team shared the Infiniscope Education Portal at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month.

The number of teachers signing up for the Infiniscope Teaching Network  exceeded expectations.

Educators were surveyed about hard to teach concepts to help drive future development of lessons.

Response from teachers was very enthusiastic due to the education portal’s:

•Free and open availability

•Delivery via...

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Working through Difficult Concepts in the Explore Science: Earth and Space ToolkitNISE Network online workshop

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2pm - 3pm EDT / 11am - 12pm PDT

Sign up to join this online workshop: http://bit.ly/2paG0Mc

Visitors bring different experiences and knowledge to the activity table, which sometimes helps and sometimes adds confusion to their learning. In this online workshop, learn how to identify common patterns of thinking (including misconceptions, preconceived notions and vernacular...

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: April 6, 2017, at 6 p.m. EDT

Call for Proposals -- NASA Research Announcement for Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers (CP4SMPVC)
Audience: Formal and Informal...

The GLOBE Mission EARTH  team (Janet Struble and Tracy Ostrom) and the AREN Project (David Bydlowski and Andy Henry) are out promoting GLOBE in local events (Chabot Science Center in Oakland, CA) and regional (Michigan Science Teachers Association) and national science teacher (National Science Teacher Association) conferences.

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JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #13 / Building Career Development Activities into GLOBE

How can students’ interests lead to STEM career choices? This webinar will explore and expand student opportunities to integrate personal interests with career explorations at all grade levels.

LOCATION: ZOOM Conference Room 

REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/missionearthwebinar

to receive the link.

Attached is your ticket!

 

 

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


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Funding Opportunities for Out-of-School Time Programs in NASA Glenn Region
Audience: Formal and Informal Education Institutions and Organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Free Tours of Facilities at NASA's Glenn Research Center
Audience: All Educators and Students
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NASA has released its popular app for a new platform, Amazon Fire TV. This version joins previous releases of the app for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices.

“With the NASA app, the public can browse NASA’s amazing discoveries directly from their personal devices,” said Bob Jacobs, the deputy associate administrator for Communications at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “Today, users with Amazon Fire TV and other services can explore NASA’s wealth of images, videos and more on...

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location.

https://images.nasa.gov

NASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from...

In the GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12, eight teachers from Grades 3-12 told their stories on how they implemented GLOBE into their classrooms. To see the webinar, go to http:tinyurl.com/globemissionearth

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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: March 23, 2017, at 6 p.m. EDT

Mars Education Symposium and Field Trip -- NASA’s Search for Habitable Environments: Instilling Curiosity Into Student Learning Through Observation and Critical Thinking

Matt Cass Matt Cass

STEM Student Success!

March 22, 2017 - 11:50 AM CDT

A few highlights from the impact that the Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative is having on rural community college students in western North Carolina.

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Shannon Verstynen

NASA eClips 4D March Status Update

March 22, 2017 - 9:59 AM CDT

Attached is the March Status Update for NASA eClips 4D.

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