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The GLOBE Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force aims to increase visibility of underrepresented populations in science. As part of this effort, this Thursday, GLOBE is celebrating National American Sign Language Day with the help from Ms. Jillian Anderson and her students from the Lexington School for the Deaf. Jillian is a GLOBE teacher and also a NASA GISS: Climate Change Research Initiative Educator Ambassador. Lexington students will teach us about ASL and will show us how to sign...

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This Thursday, J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and Max Mauerman, Earth...

Graphic from 2021 Earth Day website

NASA's 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event is free and open to the public.

April 21-24, 2021

Register at https://nasa.6connex.us/event/NASAScience/EarthDay2021.

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Join us Thursday, May 6th at 7pm CT for a freestyle conversation with NASA’s Dr. Caitlin Ahrens and Dr. James Green to learn about their journeys from rural America to NASA. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat with these scientists to learn about their research, leadership, and advice to students who wish to take a similar path. Invite your K-12 students and any educator who wishes to support rural students in their STEM journeys to NASA!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Trees are Long Term: Looking back at GLOBE tree data for tree growth and tracking tree growth over time. The webinar will focus on the idea that since trees are long term, we can track the growth of trees over time through ground-based and satellite observations. Highlights will include the new GLOBE Trees Family Guide, the 2021 Trees Community Challenge: Science is Better Together, using online tools to look at tree growth over time, and a...

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Join Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator hosts Rachael Arens and Michael Guarraia at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm CT as they present a webinar series for rural educators across the nation. The webinars highlight NASA’s assets and connect rural educators to resources, networking, and further professional development opportunities.

Here are the recordings to date:

April 1, 2021: Earth Day Special; Growing Beyond Earth and GLOBE...

Thank you for bringing this citizen science opportunity, 2021 Community Trees Challenge: Science is Better Together, to your community and networks. The challenge begins April 15 and ends on May 15!

Following is an email/newsletter announcement for you to easily send out to your networks. You can learn more about the challenge from our website. Thanks for helping us bring together communities all over the world in the name of citizen science.

Best,

Theresa Schwerin

 

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The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University in conjunction with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join us in a conversation about Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects.  Throughout this unit, students learn how climate is changing in urban settings and produce mitigation solutions for city environmental concerns. Students explore climate...

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This Thursday, Jackie Ratner, Senior Project Manager at National Center for Disaster Preparedness, will talk to students about how scientists are using data and visuals...

Join the NASA Night Sky Network and SciStarter on Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern) for a conversation with three citizen science project leaders and David Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine.

Celebrate Citizen Science Month (April 2021) by joining Dave Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine, as he moderates a Q&A with the leaders of the Aurorasaurus, Spiral Graph, and Smartphone Astrophotography citizen science projects. Discover all three...

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University in conjunction with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is providing a 1-hour webinar.

 

Register at NASA EPDC Explore Earth: CCRI Blue Carbon

 

Join us in a conversation about Blue Carbon.  Learn how coastal wetlands, such as salt marshes, mangroves, and tidal freshwater wetlands provide a variety of ecosystem services.  They have the capacity...

The Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT, formerly NSSEC) is hiring a full-time STEM Educator to help us develop and distribute the Afterschool Universe and NASA Family Science Night informal education curricula. This position will be based at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, but is likely to initially be fully remote, based on pandemic conditions.

This position will be hired through ADNET’s SESDA contract, and here is the listing

The next NNEA meeting will be on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 4-5pm PDT via Zoom. Our speakers are Alexander Vasquez, an Autistic college student at Sonoma State University, and his mentor Dr. Lynn Cominsky, an award-winning Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Sonoma State University. Alex will discuss his experiences working on NASA STEM projects and Prof. Cominsky will discuss the N3 program. 

Register in advance for this webinar: 

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Attached is the Federal guide

Instructions for Agencies: Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

February 2021

Welcome to the Getting Started Guide for conducting Service Equity Assessments. Accompanying this document is a questionnaire to help facilitate initial conversations as you design your overall Service Equity Assessment approach. This resource is meant to provide a starting point for further assessing...

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Throughout April, Goddard will host events featuring world-renowned experts in Earth science.

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Don’t forget the science! NASA’s contributions to climate policy
Dr. Jim Irons and Dr. Gavin Schmidt

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
From treetops to coastal depths – monitoring blue carbon ecosystems in the third and fourth dimensions
Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Noon to 1 p.m. ET
Dinosaurs to...

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GBH Science Activation Webinar: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Science – Grades 6–12

March 25, 2021; 7–8 pm ET

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explore principles for engaging English learners in science instruction

  • Learn about GBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms collection of Earth, space, and physical science resources, produced in collaboration with NASA, and how to use them to  support English learners...

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GBH Webinar: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Science - Grades K-5

March 23, 2021; 7-8pm ET

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explore principles for engaging English learners in science instruction

  • Learn about GBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms Earth, space and physical science resources, produced in collaboration with NASA, and how to use them to support English learners in your classroom

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You are invited to attend the Getting to Know Goddard Speaker Series: Goddard in Your Life

on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT for a question and answer session. 

Goddard experts will explain how NASA -- and Goddard in particular --is present in your work, home and environment.

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In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This Thursday, 3/18, Margie Turrin, Director of Educational Field Programs, and Laurel Zaima, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will...

Harvard University is seeking a research software engineer to join a multidisciplinary team that's advancing the frontiers of scientific data visualization. This person would become a team member on the SciAct Cosmic Data Stories project and will also work on a broader range of development projects beyond CosmicDS. Please see this link or email me at pudomprasert @ cfa.harvard.edu for more details.

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This Thursday, 3/11, Jonny Kingslake, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will discuss how scientists use mathematics and physics to...

Greetings from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies!

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to invite you to a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. The EI LIVE K-12 channel will feature experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.  This Thursday, 3/4, Nichole Anest, will let us take a look inside...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10 - 11 am ET

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the African American Advisory Committee are hosting this event in observance of Black History and Women's History Months and in alignment with the NASA Unity Campaign. Click here to participate.

Stephanie Wilson is an engineer and NASA astronaut who flew aboard three space shuttle missions. She is the second African-American woman to travel into space, following Dr. Mae Jemison. Wilson is currently among 18...

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Applications due March 1, 2021 for NISE Network Sustainability Fellowship

Submit your application to participate in a program for museum staff who are interested in developing sustainability-related projects! Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 NISE Network Sustainability Fellowship professional development program, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Staff from up to 90 museums will be selected to participate in a series of online...

NASA’s new Planetary Analogs website introduces planetary analog field work to broad audiences. Verbal and visual storytelling convey Earth’s role in helping scientists to understand our solar system’s past, present, and future. Visit the site: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/planetary-analogs.

Initial content, published in February 2021, emphasizes geologic analogs. Examples of mission analogs and astrobiology analogs, with links to existing NASA websites focused on these topics,...

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