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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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Please find included the Quad Chart for the AREN Project -- March, 2017

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Education Coordinator Needed for Successful Non-Profit

The Space Science Institute (SSI) is shaping our future by enabling scientists to advance our understanding of Earth and the Universe; increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and backgrounds; and inspiring youth to pursue science-technology education and career opportunities. SSI’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in Boulder, Colorado has an immediate need for an individual with a background in...

Robert Winglee Robert Winglee

NESSP Report for March 2017

March 21, 2017 - 12:10 PM CDT

Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline report for March 2017. Participation in events in the first 4 months already exceeds participation from Year 1.

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NASA Exploration Connection Releases Game-based Lesson

“Where are the Small Worlds?” is an interactive and adaptive, game-based learning experience designed for audiences 12 years and older.  NASA SMD data and images are aligned to standards, helping learners understand where these objects are located in a fun and engaging way.

More than 1000 participated in testing

• > 85% want to do more of these

• > 75% are interested in Small Worlds

• > 70% reported greater...

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JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12 / Teachers Sharing their Best Practices on Implementing GLOBE into the Classroom

The following GLOBE Mission EARTH teachers will share their stories:

Maureen Wickenheiser, St. Patrick Elementary School, Monroe, MI

Connie Atkisson, Thirkell Elementary-Middle School, Detroit, MI

Melody Tsapranis, Navarre Elementary School and

Debbie Mille, Waite High Schools, Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH

Agnes Summerly, Webster Avenue Elementary...

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Approximately 30 students and faculty from Tennessee State University attended at the annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference held from March 15-19 at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Dr. David Padgett and his students presented about the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program and provided training. The purpose of the conference is to strengthen the partnerships between students and faculty at historically black colleges/universities and...

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Free Materials:  (contact reiff@rice.edu for details)

1.  One pair free eclipse glasses for teachers (they send me a SASE).  (or they can come by my booth at NSTA).

2.  Free box of 250 neck wallets (unopened; left over from 2013 NSTA).  Pay only $35 shipping and handling.

3.  A few EXHIBITOR badges available for NSTA (does not get teachers into sessions or meals - more for E/PO community).  

Eclipse Resource List:

I now have posted a eclipse resource list.  Since this is a...

Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Los Angeles, CA

Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Los Angeles

Presentation at the Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference in Novi, MI.

Presentation at the Michigan Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Novi, MI.

March 9th, 2017

NASA LaRC led a Facebook Live event on the NASA Earth account, featuring the GLOBE Observer app and recent app updates.

Viewers joined education outreach coordinator Sarah McCrea and research scientist Bryan Fabbri to learn how to share their cloud observations with NASA and the GLOBE Program, as well as how to compare their ground observations to corresponding satellite data.  Viewers also got a sneak peak of some of the instruments NASA uses to observe the atmosphere...

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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 16, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management -- 2017 Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Internships
Audience: Full-time Undergraduate and...

A new NASA eClips video, titled “Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery” was released March 7th and made available on the NASA eClips websites:

Engineering design and technology development support scientific discovery. In this video, high school students will learn about the roles engineers and...

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The Short Course and Field School at the Sudbury Impact Structure is a week-long classroom and field training program based in Sudbury, Ontario. The goal of the program will be to introduce students to impact-cratering processes and observe, in the field, the attributes of an immense basin-sized impact structure. 

Sudbury is known for spectacular shatter cones, tremendously thick melt-bearing impact breccias (the Onaping Formation), and a differentiated impact melt sheet (the Sudbury...

For Graduate Students and Postdocs

This year’s application deadline for grants from the Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research is April 7, 2017.  This program provides 3 to 5 competitive grants each year in the range of $2,500 to $5,000 USD for support of field research at known or suspected impact sites worldwide.  Grant funds may be used to assist with travel and subsistence costs, as well as laboratory and computer analysis of research samples and findings. Masters,...

Brian Campbell posted the following announcement for tonight's webinar on the SMDEPO.org calendar (March 14, 2017).  This is one of the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) activities that are part of the GLOBE Student Research Campaigns.  The Webinar is open, however, registration is required.  See below for details and feel free to share with teachers (elementary-high school).  Not able to attend the live event? The recordings and presentations for these Webinars are...

Register today for the GLOBE ENSO Student Research Campaign webinar: “NASA Earth Science Efforts.” The webinar will take place on Tuesday, 14 March, at 8:00 p.m. EST (1:00 a.m. UTC). You can join this webinar by registering here.

In this hour-long webinar, we will learn more about how and why NASA missions study Earth’s systems. By looking at NASA’s Earth Science “Big Questions”, we will frame our understanding about the overall vision and goals. We will learn about the Global...

Celebrate Earth Day in the planetarium dome with OpenSpace! Carter Emmart guides you through the immersive story of our beautiful planet. Observing the Earth from space provides a window on the unique and fragile beauty of our home planet.

http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/hayden-planetarium-programs/hayden-special-event-earth-day​

Public program at AMNH of New Horizons mission using OpenSpace. Carter will present imaging and observation data with Jeff Moore, geology and geophysics imaging team leader for New Horizons Mission.

http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/hayden-planetarium-programs/frontiers-lecture-pluto-revealed

 

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 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. EST

NASA Pi Day Challenge 2017
Audience: Educators and Students in Grades 6-12
Challenge Release Date: March 10, 2017
Pi Day: March 14, 2017

Celebrate Women's History...

Christine Shupla Christine Shupla

NASA Eclipse and Science at Camps

March 8, 2017 - 8:33 AM CST

Education specialists from planetary science, Earth science, and heliophysics shared NASA eclipse and STEM resources at the 2017 National American Camp Association (ACA) conference on Feb. 22-24, 2017 in Albuquerque. Over 1300 camp programmers attended the conference.

  • ACA members include Boy and Girl Scouts, YMCA, 4H, and a variety of other camp programmers committed to delivering lessons in community, character-building, and skill development.

  • Approximately 85 camp leaders...

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