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Do you want to help your students improve their observation and science writing skills?

Join us for professional development on resources to facilitate teaching these skills while participating in NASA’s oldest citizen science project about the environment. 

The ENGAGE (Earth, NASA, GLOBE And Guided Explorations) GLOBE Mission Earth program provides an opportunity for in-service middle and high school educators in the United States to participate in a year-long program including...

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James Webb Space Telescope’s Program Manager, Greg Robinson has been nomination for the Federal government employee’s highest award.  Nicknamed the “Sammies,” folks can vote daily through May 23 (first round). Here is the voting site: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/peoples-choice-award/

And more about Greg:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/05/02/nasas-gregory-robinson-named-finalist-for-service-to-america-medal/

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The Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership, in collaboration with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and Grand Canyon National Park, is excited to announce an upcoming course for interpreters, informal educators, and Tribal professionals on the Colorado Plateau!

Earth to Sky courses bring together NASA and regional climate scientists with participants to learn about the latest global and regional climate research, explore techniques for successful climate change...

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP), happening now, from 22 April through 22 May 2022. Everyone, from students to educators to citizen scientists can participate in the IOP by collecting Tree...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 11:00am EDT (3:00pm UTC, 5:00pm CEST, 6:00pm Arabian Standard Time). Highlighting Biometry Measurements Through Student Research Projects and Online Tools within the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia and GLOBE Near East and North Africa Regions. Region Focus: Near East and North Africa and a return to GLOBE Europe and Eurasia. 

Join the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign as we enter the GLOBE Near East and North Africa Region. We will showcase some exciting...

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NSF Survey Researcher Fellowship

https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2022-0002

The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise.

What will I be doing?

As part of the fellowship, you will identify or draft measurement items, test these measures, and ultimately field a fully tested questionnaire on an online...

Night Sky Network and NASA community members are invited to join Colby Ostberg on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern / 9:00PM Pacific, when he will present his talk: Venuses Near and Far: How the study of exo-Venuses will be complementary to in-situ Venus missions like DAVINCI.

Venus represents a curious case of planetary evolution. It is the most similar planet to Earth in the solar system in terms of size and mass, yet its current climate is the antithesis of habitable. Recent...

Black Hole Week

Black Hole Week is coming up on May 2-6! This is a week where communications teams around the world will be celebrating black holes in all their glory. The NASA Goddard AstroComms Team is organizing the week and NASA’s involvement. However, this activity isn't limited to NASA — organizations from across the globe will be participating including NSF, LIGO, ESA, NRAO, and NOIRLab.

There will be news releases, videos, and loads of social media posts throughout the week. Those of you on...

The NASA community and Night Sky Network members are invited to join Dr. Kelly Lepo on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern / 9:00PM Pacific, to hear about what we might expect when the JWST returns its first images and the science return in the telescope’s first year of operations. 

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's latest flagship space observatory, launched in December 2021 and is ready to explore the universe. In this presentation, Dr. Lepo will provide an update on the...

Are you looking for ways to engage your students in NASA supported Earth Day activities? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, April 7th at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they welcome Dr. Trena Ferrell from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to dive into NASA lessons and resources to highlight Earth Day!

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The Radio JOVE Project announces Radio JOVE 2.0, a new radio astronomy telescope kit for beginner and advanced
citizen scientists to observe radio emissions from the Sun, Jupiter, the Milky Way, and Earth-based sources.
Visit The Radio JOVE Project to find out how to participate.
 

 

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the...

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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the...

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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force invites you to join us for a virtual eclipse-planning workshop to be held Friday-Saturday, April 8-9, 2022, online via Zoom. This event will bring together astronomers, educators, local and state officials, and others involved (or wanting to become involved) in preparing their communities for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses. Each day’s program will run from 9 am to 2 pm PDT (12 pm to 5 pm EDT).

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We have summer internship opportunities for high school and undergraduate students as part of the NASA Climate Change Research Initiative program, and we would be very grateful if you could please distribute this announcement to your networks.

The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long STEM engagement opportunity for educators and graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project hosted at either the NASA...

Just a reminder: the deadline for submitting abstracts to the Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science virtual conference is Feb 23. Details about this conference were in this post, and can be found at https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/advancingidea2022.  

The conference is scheduled for April 25–29, 2022.

Purpose and Scope

Recently, there has been a transformation of thought in the planetary and astrobiological sciences regarding the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and...

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is seeking proposals for workshop sessions at the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) 2022 Summer Symposium, which will be held virtually on July 19-21, 2022.

This year’s conference theme is “Strong You, Strong Me, Strong Community.” There are eight topical strands that will be the focus of this year’s conference:

·    Championing Equity and Justice Achieving equity and justice goes beyond offering all students...

Please join us on 2/28/22 at Noon ET for our Black History Month Presentation

“A Curious Way to Chart the Stars: African Traditional Insights on Astronomy” 

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Dr. Imani will share an anecdotal narrative about an encounter between modern Western scientists in astronomy and elders of the Dogon villages in Africa, suggesting why it is worthwhile to incorporate indigenous systems of knowledge, in this case, Africana within the processes of traditional scientific inquiry. 

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Are you on the hunt for ways to engage your students with real-world connections to standards-based learning? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they dig into NASA eClips videos and resources that build STEM literacy through the lens of NASA. This webinar is targeted for formal and nonformal educators of learners in grades 3 – 12.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 1:00pm EST (6:00pm UTC). All About the European Phenology 2022 Spring Tree Campaign with Student Research Presentations from Across the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region. Region Focus: Europe and Eurasia. 

This webinar will be the second month of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focus on the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region. During the webinar, Lenka Kleger of the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Regional Coordination Office will discuss the GLOBE...

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Please join us on February 10 at 2 pm ET for our monthly GLOBE Mission Mosquito webinar. This month we're excited to share Bringing Down Language Access Barriers: First Steps

Remote working and learning present challenges to us all. As a GLOBE Master Trainer in Colombia, Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa faced and overcame his share of challenges when working with a new group of educators from rural areas. Most of the training and educational materials from GLOBE Mission Mosquito are in English....

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The EI LIVE K-12 channel features experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators. During each EI K-12 session the NASA Education Program Specialist from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies provides supplemental NASA education, content, platforms and resources relevant to the weekly topic for further exploration and discovery.

Solving Mysteries of the...

Register to be a presenter in the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase. Registration ends Friday, February 11th at 5 PM, EST or earlier, if we reach capacity. Register from the homepage of the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

This year’s theme is STEM for All: Access, Inclusion, and Equity. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your federally funded work sharing research and innovations in STEM education.

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Applications for the EPA’s 2022 President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) and Presidential Innovation Awards for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) competition are due FEBURARY 18, 2022.

“Advancing environmental education is key when it comes to the protection and care of communities’ health and their surrounding environment," said Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I’ve been so impressed with the teachers and students across the country who are leading these efforts and I’m looking...

The Astronomical Society welcomes nominations for its awards for astronomy education.  The following awards will be given in 2022. 

1) The RICHARD H. EMMONS AWARD for excellence in college astronomy teaching.  This is a lifetime award designed to honor those whose careers have made a difference in the education of undergraduates, particularly the teaching of introductory astronomy for non-science majors.  Previous winners include Ed Prather, Chris Impey, and Charles Tolbert. 

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