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http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/abstract-submissions/  Abstract submission deadline: 2 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT

Session ID#:  25703

Session Description: This session welcomes presentations related to evaluation and assessment efforts of education and public outreach (EPO) and communication programs. The desire to improve outcomes and impacts, along with continual pressure from funding agencies and other stakeholders has made evaluation a critical piece of all EPO programs and is...

The Arizona State University Infiniscope Team participated in the NASA booth at the American Library Association National Conference in Chicago in June 2017. Our team showcased our newest digital learning experiences for the librarians offering them free, engaging activities that use NASA data for their audiences. Librarians were also invited to join our Infiniscope Teaching Network to be able to customize these experiences for their local areas.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 12:00– 4:30 p.m. East Coast. 9am -1:30pm West Coast.  11am-3:30 pm Central  ADDRESSES: National Institute of Aerospace, Room 142, 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary, NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of...

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: July 13, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT


PREVIOUSLY PROMOTED OPPORTUNITIES…


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Audience: All Educators and Students

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Overview Video of the 2017 Eclipse from the Exploratorium

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed Sun will be visible along a 70-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the Sun.

https://youtu.be/8ae8yI14Uo4


People not in the path will experience a partial eclipse. For...

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The NASA eClips™ Video “Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery” was recommended by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Product Review Panel for broad distribution and approved for inclusion in the NASA Wavelength Database.

This video can be viewed on the NASA eClips website at:
https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/launchpad?v=
launchpad-engineering-design-to-support-scientific-discovery

And on Youtube at:...

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Digital media students from Arlington Career and Technical Center participated in a culminating event at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to recognize their efforts in production of NASA Spotlite videos, as part of the NASA eClips 4D program. Sharon Bowers (NIA) collaborated with, Tom O'Day (Arlington Tech digital media teacher) and Pam Nagurka (Arlington Public School STEM Specialist) to support the Arlington Tech student teams as they developed the Spotlite videos to address and...

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Please check out this video to learn about how the Exploratorium will make music from a Total Solar Eclipse. You can view on our YouTube channel, link here:

https://youtu.be/Hh5kK37KSEE

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On August 21st, 2017, Wayne Grim, a Bay Area composer and Staff Sound Artist at the Exploratorium, will be producing a real-time sonification of the eclipse that will be streamed by the Exploratorium as part of a composition for the renowned musical group Kronos Quartet. This auditory...

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AREN Project Quad Chart for June, 2017

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The eclipse professional development from Monday June 19 is now available for free rebroadcast.  Teachers watching the rebroadcast can qualify for 1.5 hours of professional development training, and those doing the homework and observing the eclipse can get 4 hours.  After watching, the web page has the links to download the powerpoint in pdf or pptx.  

http://space.rice.edu/eclipse/eclipse_training.html

There will be one more "live" training session, Wednesday at 3:30 pm CDT.  ...

Eclipse 101 for teachers!!

Due to popular demand, I am offering three additional online eclipse teacher professional development sessions.

These will be:

Monday June 19, 2 - 3:30 CDT

Monday June 19, 7 - 8:30 pm CDT

Wednesday, June 28, 3:30 - 5 pm CDT

These are FREE to teachers but preregistration is REQUIRED.  Contact Patricia Reiff (rreiff@rice.edu) for login instructions.

A PDF of the powerpoint is posted at Eclipse101.pdf .  This has links to the movies which are...

Dr. Patricia Reiff, veteran of 15 trips to the center line (13 total and 2 annular, with only two clouded out), has been presenting many eclipse trainings, webinars, and public talks about the eclipse. These talks include eclipse animations created with HEC support. 

Recent presentations include:

•ESIP “Out to Lunch” webinar May 17 (available at https://youtu.be/oCSVQDtpsQw )

•“Earth to Sky” webinar May 25:  Available at  http://www.earthtosky.org/professional-development

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For the second year, K-12 students in local schools and afterschool programs became adept at using NASA's Mars Trek (https://marstrek.jpl.nasa.gov), learned key criteria in the Mars Human Landing Site Selection (HLS2) process, and developed their own proposals for landing sites. The students conducted their own downselect of proposed sites, and in the year’s culminating event, 40 students presented their proposed sites to an audience of their families and SSERVI staff in the NASA Ames Space...

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Total Solar Eclipse App

For Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Explore Total Solar Eclipse, our first mobile app that incorporates live webcasting. This free app gives you access to our live video streams of the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017, which will cross from the west to east coasts of the United States.   Tune in to five simultaneous video streams, all from your smart phone or tablet: 1) Live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators and...

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Total Solar Eclipse App

For Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Explore Total Solar Eclipse, our first mobile app that incorporates live webcasting. This free app gives you access to our live video streams of the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017, which will cross from the west to east coasts of the United States.   Tune in to five simultaneous video streams, all from your smart phone or tablet: 1) Live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators...

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With just over two months to go until the August 1, 2017 deadline, now is the time to focus on your Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application! Fulbright Scholars are selected for their academic merit and leadership potential to teach, research, and exchange ideas. There are nearly 500 awards available in more than 125 countries; complete details are located in the Catalog of Awards.

You are invited to join any of our upcoming webinars. We run a series of Application Walk-Through and...

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace have released a new NASA eClips video,  Real World: Earth Systems.    This video focuses on 1) our Earth as a dynamic system with diverse subsystems that interact in complex ways and 2) how NASA gathers and analyzes data.

Description: earth systems pic.tiff

The video aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and addresses these key questions:

·       What are Earth's subsystems and how do they interact?

·       How are these subsystems and the global Earth...

Over 100 students presented their research at the GLOBE Midwest and Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Student Research Symposia this past weekend (May 19 & 20). Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Symposium led by John D. Moore was hosted at the Palmyra Cove Nature Center, Palmyra, New Jersey. Midwest Symposium led by Steven Smith was hosted by Purdue University, West Layette, IN.

Partners involved in these events were the following:

-GLOBE Mission EARTH - Kevin Czajkowski, The University of Toledo, John...

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This is the third in a multipart series on Eclipse 2017 utilizing the resources from NASA that can be found at:

http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

 

Four questions are asked and answered regarding Citizen Science and the Eclipse.  They include:

1.  What can I do to become more involved with eclipses?

2.  How can I photograph a total solar eclipse?

3.  Do animals really change their behavior during a total solar eclipse?

4.  Typically, how big a temperature drop do you get...

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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the U.S.A. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed sun will be visible along a 60-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the sun.

People in the rest of the country will experience a partial eclipse. For those who can’t make it to the path, the Exploratorium, with our NASA partners, will be filming...

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

Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm Pacific, 2pm - 3:30pm Eastern
WebEx Link: https://jpl.webex.com
WebEx Meeting Number:  906762954

Call-in: 1-844-467-4685  (other toll-free and local numbers available on the site)
Passcode: 774 5379 727

NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds' in Our Solar System”, announced a NASA press release in April.  Life as we know it requires three primary ingredients: liquid water;...

Students from Ohio and Michigan Present Findings about their Environment 

On May 3, 2017, 130 students presented 90 research projects at the GLOBE Mission EARTH SATELLITES Student conference at The University of Toledo’s Student Union. This conference, originally named SATELLITES: Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space, has grown over the years; in 2016 there were 82 students presenting 58 projects. 

Through research projects, students answer...

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On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the National Institute of Aerospace’s NASA eClips™ team exhibited at the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, a flagship event for the NASA Langley Centennial. The booth promoted three activities as part of a newly developed “NASA eClips™ Guidelite” lesson on solar images, the Sun’s corona, and the 2017 total solar eclipse. Over 3,000 people attended the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, while roughly 500 parents and children participated in creating solar images and...

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GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #14 / Wednesday, May 24 at 8:00 pm EDT

Rescheduled

Observing the Solar Eclipse on August 21Learn about the solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017 from two experts: Dr. Michael Cushing, Director of Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory at the University of Toledo and Stephen J. Edberg, NASA scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jill Teige will reveal the new GLOBE webpage for the solar eclipse. Sara Mierzwiak from the University of Toledo will...

I will be offering this summer several sessions of online eclipse traning for teachers.  They will get a certificate for continuing education hours. There will be two sessions: one on general eclipse information and another on safe observing techniques.  There will be an assignment:  to either travel to totality to observe, or to host a "partial party" at another location (e.g. their school).   This I hope will enable teachers to get out of less interesting professional development...

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