NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has an essential role in NASA's education mission “to inspire the next generation of explorers.” SMD encourages researchers to participate in education and public outreach (E/PO) in a meaningful way. Here you will find information that will allow you to:
- Become part of SMD’s E/PO community or partner with a community member
- Participate in an SMD Education opportunity
- Find funding opportunities to propose an E/PO project to SMD
- Find resources for your programs
NASA Wavelength is an intuitive and searchable database of SMD educational products and activities. Find resources for your classroom visit or community event!
Created in response to requests for “quick references to E/PO resources” from scientists, the Astrophysics E/PO Resource Sampler and Planetary Science E/PO Resource Sampler are quick-start guides and “samplers” of the variety of Astrophysics and Planetary Science education and public outreach (E/PO) resources.
If you are an Earth or space science researcher who is doing - or interested in - education and public outreach, and would like to be part of SMD’s E/PO Community, please contact the SMD Education Forum that most closely aligns with your interests; contacts are listed at the top of the People tab.
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...Download
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...Download
September 27, 2017—Deep Dips: Designing a Mission Orbiter
The MAVEN mission has been orbiting Mars since 2014, making periodic “deep dips” to sample Mars’ upper atmosphere. Lockheed Martin designed the MAVEN spacecraft and manages mission operations. The spacecraft is based on the flight-proven designs of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, which has since based the design of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex...
The Deputy Associate Administrator for Research (DAAR) within the Office of the Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate (AA/SMD), and is part of SMD's senior leadership team. The DAAR will provide strategic leadership for SMD's science program and will work with other members of the Front Office as well as SMD division-level leadership to ensure the overall coordination of the program with the Directorate as well as the Office of the Chief Scientist, other NASA Mission...
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:
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....Download
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...
Citizen science has gained recognition due to new technologies, the open innovation movement, and federal sponsorship. Recent citizen science programs are often broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature. They can be disruptive and go well beyond traditional outreach and education. These varied programs can have common elements, e.g. image analysis, crowd-sourced signals from social media, and geospatial visualization....
Share your most effective, most fun, and most interesting science demonstrations, hands-on activities, and simple measurements that help learners of any age understand concepts related to any AGU field. Be sure to include instructions (or a link to the instructions), as well as alignments to the Next Generation Science Standards or other educational standards, where appropriate. Sharing your accomplishments can contribute to...
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:
And on Youtube at:...Download
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...Download
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:
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...
Another AGU session; please do partner with your scientists and propose to it:
Education, public engagement, and communication activities can connect subject matter experts with students, educators and program facilitators, and the public. These diverse audiences benefit from partnerships with scientists and engineers, who can personalize scientific discoveries and engage a new generation of STEM professionals....
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...Download Attachments
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...Download Attachments
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...Download
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...Download Attachments
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...Download
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...
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,...
Don't forget - the deadline for AGU Union Honors is March 15. Please consider nominating an outstanding colleague for the Athelstan Spilhaus award for lifetime achievement in outreach. SPA has been fortunate in getting a number of winners and excellent nominees. Please nominate so we can recognize the many worthy candidates we have in this field. Note the awardee must be an AGU member, but the nominator and those who write seconding letters need not be!
Here is the basis for the...
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...Download
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...