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NASA chartered a group of planetary scientists and technologists to run a community workshop and prepare a report that represents the planetary science communities’ perceptions of where planetary sciences will be by the year 2050, with science goals and technology requirements mapped out over the coming 3 decades. The workshop was a great success, with creative and innovative input from both in-house and virtual participants. The full report is still in work. 

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Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras, and Other Sensors
March 17, 2018, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Georgia World Congress Center, A314

National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference


Take a look at your environmental study site from 150 meters above ground level. STEM presentation from NASA’s AREN Project and the GLOBE Program.

Presenters:  David Bydlowski and Andy Henry, AREN Project

https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/Conversations/draft-gpm-november-7

See our telecon FAQs and etiquette reminders.  

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM Pacific (Extended End Time)
Call-in: 1-877-951-7311 (New Call-In Number)  For non-US call-in numbers, click here.
Passcode: 4256755

Come learn how and why NASA satellite data is being used to predict the onset of water-related and vector-borne diseases as well as to inform operational users so they can...

The NASA eClips™ team joined NASA Langley Research Center in celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Open House on October 21, 2017. Over 20,000 people attended the daylong event, while 2,000 people stopped by the NASA eClips™ booth. At the booth, educators presented the “Launchpad: Colors of Ice” activity and showcased the “Our World: NASA at Jamestown” video. NASA Langley has a Nondestructive Evaluation Science Branch that continues to be the world’s leading NDE lab in the...

Attached are the annual progress report documents for the NASA SMD Exploration Connection team at Arizona State University.

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Attached is a nugget from one of GLOBE Mission EARTH partners: Tennessee State University.

 The first class day of the fall semester began on the day of the Solar Eclipse occurred. Dr. David Padgett took full advantage of the event by collecting GLOBE data. Pre-service teachers enrolled in World Regional Geography (GEOG 1020) sections collected ambient air temperature, surface temperature, and cloud cover data, before, during, and after the August 21 solar eclipse event.  Data was...

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GME – West engages 4th graders in GLOBE pedosphere protocols as they learn about geographic regions of California. Practiced collaboration and analytical skills are evident as they learn about rock formations/fossils and how landscapes change over time due to weathering  (NGSS 4-ESS1-1 and 4-ESS2-1.)

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GME Webinar #1-Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign and Results of the Surface Temperature Changes during the Solar Eclipse

Presenters: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio and Rick Sharpe, GLOBE Teacher, Huntington High School, Huntington, West Virginia

Dr. C reviewed the GLOBE clouds, air temperature and surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C then asked teachers and students to help in collecting surface temperature...

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AREN Project Quad Chart for September, 2017

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Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).  

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The NASA GISS CCRI program has extended the application period for graduate students to apply for a paid internship opportunity in NYC.

Stipend award: $9,750

 

Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the...

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Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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Due to an overwhelming response from Michigan and Ohio teachers, The University of Toledo held two professional developments on Elementary GLOBE this past summer. UT solicited teams of teachers from the same school or feeder pattern so that older students could work with younger students to collect and submit GLOBE data.  

22 Grade K-8 teachers from 11 Schools were trained in Clouds, Air Temperature & Surface Temperature GLOBE Protocols. Teachers experienced what their students will be...

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Lead Presenter: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist


In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. C will review the GLOBE surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C needs your help in collecting surface temperature data for his Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign. Teachers share their previous experiences with his campaign.
JOIN US for our First Webinar produced by GLOBE Mission EARTH.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://tinyurl.com/GMEWebinar

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Check out the latest NASA opportunities for the education community.

Cross the Curriculum With the Wind: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Audience: Educators of Grades K-5

Event Date: Sept. 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT

Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to explore the NASA Aeronautics educator guide. Learn how to incorporate the ideas and principles found in popular children’s...

Dearborn Heights teen spent summer interning with NASA program

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Keeping track: Crestwood students monitor environment during eclipse project

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Do you love animating data, creating science apps or illustrations, or taking macro photos? In the Vizzies: Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win cash prizes. https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index.jsp

AREN Project Quad Chart for August, 2017

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Our montly update with a focus on eclipse event follow-up.

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July 17-19, 2017, educators and staff from the NASA eClips™ team facilitated learning for seven local high school students using the engineering design process to produce Spotlite videos. Student production teams spent 3 days researching, storyboarding, writing scripts, filming and receiving feedback from the NASA 360 team, Elizabeth Joyner from SMD at NASA Langley MyNASAData, several teachers from Hampton City Schools, and Suzanne Zaremski of NIA. Once the Spotlite videos are approved by...

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July 26, 2017, STEM Education Specialist Joan Harper-Neely from the NASA eClips™ team led fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers attending the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) summer conference in using the engineering design process to produce NASA Spotlite videos. Teacher production teams spent several hours learning to implement the design challenge, designed with NASA content, into the CTE curriculum.  

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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The best place to watch the eclipse will be along the path of totality. The second best? At the Exploratorium or on its website or mobile app. With the support of NASA, the Exploratorium is sending field crews to two different locations along the path of totality....

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All our partners are delivering or planning on delivering Professional Development to area teachers.

The University of Toledo - Elementary GLOBE -  teachers from Michigan and Ohio - July 10-14 and 24-28

Boston University - Middle School teachers from Providence Schools - July 17-21

Tennessee State University - High School teachers - August

WestED/UC Berkeley - Middle and High School teachers - August

GME is planning for another year of webinars during the 2017-2018 school...

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A July Nugget for the Solar System Ambassadors.

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