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NASA is launching Mission Equity, a comprehensive effort to assess expansion  and modification of agency programs, procurements, grants, and policies, and examine what potential barriers and challenges exist for communities that are historically underrepresented and underserved.

NASA is a 21st century agency with 22nd century goals. To be successful, it’s critical that NASA takes a comprehensive approach to address the challenges to equity we see today. The agency’s...

An In-flight Education Downlink is a 20 minute, live video Q&A session between a U.S. educational organization and an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Downlinks are scheduled through a competitive process requiring a proposal and are only available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Time.

For more than 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the space station, testing technologies, performing science, and developing the skills needed to explore...

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Please join us for Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project’s special presentation with Kristen Marlatt, Climate Change Research Initiative Education Ambassador.  Kristen will share a wide variety of NASA resources to support teaching climate science.

June 22nd 9:00pm EASTERN TIME

Register at https://forms.gle/UpFueuasYtSjVpPt6

Please feel free to share with your network!

Photo of a person smiling in front of postcard-like picture of Earth from low orbit. Text reads Kristen Marlatt Climate Change Research Initiative Education Ambassador Teach Climate Science with NASA Data June 22, 2021 9:00 pm EST. QR code.

 

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) is a laboratory in the Earth Sciences Division (ESD) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The ESD is part of GSFC's Sciences and Exploration Directorate. A key objective of GISS research is prediction of atmospheric and climate changes in the 21st century. The research combines analysis of comprehensive global datasets with global models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic processes....

What are the tools needed for collecting samples? What is the training needed to prepare for this type of exploration? Hear and learn from Kelsey Young, a research space scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Trevor Graff, who has participated in five Mars missions and is the chief scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, who are on the front lines planning, designing tools, and developing methods and science objectives...

The Space Science Institute/National Center for Interactive Learning is now accepting applications. Please share the following announcement widely with your networks.

 

Education Specialist (Remote Position)

The Space Science Institute (SSI) is shaping our future by enabling scientists to advance our understanding of Earth and the Universe; increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and backgrounds; and inspiring youth to pursue science-technology education and...

The Indigenous Education Institute (IEI) is speaking this weekend, June 12, at the Virtual Grand Canyon Star Party 2021:
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/grand-canyon-star-party.htm

Enjoy the virtual events at your own pace on YouTube and Facebook.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is inviting you to be part of the Mosquito Habitats Photo Challenge. Photos submitted during this challenge will be used to create automated classification programs that can identify mosquito larvae and the environments they prefer. Such programs can help prevent outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease. Your photos of mosquito larvae, the habitat where you find them, and the land cover around the area are critical...

Join us as Amelia Cook shares how NASA GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper was adapted for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Jones Academy Virtual STEAM summer camp. She will share incorporating Native American culture and what virtual resources they used to drive student engagement. http://bit.ly/CitSci-NativeAudience

 

Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). The people behind the pixels: understanding rapid forest changes to the Andes-Amazon region. Join Dr. Paulo Murillo-Sandoval, a native of Colombia, to learn how he used the Landsat time-series satellite data with local knowledge to map, measure, and describe conversion of forest to agriculture land cover changes from 1988-2019 in an area of the Andes-Amazon region. In particular, he will describe how armed conflict influenced forest resources...

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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. On Thursday June 3, Nicholas Frearson, Senior Staff Associate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will talk about how scientists are analyzing volcanic data in real time to identify patterns that will help them anticipate future eruptions. During each EI K-12 session the NASA Education Program Specialist from NASA’s...

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, July 20 at 6:00pm Pacific Time (9:00pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Nicholeen Viall give an update on NASA's PUNCH mission to study the Sun's corona.

The Sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, is hundreds of times hotter than the visible surface of the Sun below it. This super-hot coronal plasma (electrons and ions) expands outwards in all directions, accelerating up to millions of miles per hour, carrying part of the Sun’s magnetic field with it, and...

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. On Thursday May 27, Chia-Ying Lee, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will talk about hurricanes and what’s happening to them in an age of climate change. Learners will get a basic understanding of how hurricanes form, develop, grow, and change, as well as what scientists know (and...

From virtual tours and educator professional development webinars to student challenges and educational toolkits, NASA Next Gen STEM has many opportunities for this summer! Please see the attached flyer for details!

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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. On Thursday May 20, Christine McCarthy, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will talk about how ice samples are made in her lab, like those found on Earth and other moons and planets. She will also share about her favorite icy moons. During each EI K-12 session the NASA Education...

In collaboration with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we would like to share about a series of webinars for K-12 students and educators. 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. This Thursday, Frank Nitsche, Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will help students learn about the interaction of ice and ocean water around Antarctica,...

Happy Monday!  Just a note to remind y'all about the many exciting NASA-related events in CitSciVirtual still ahead this month!

https://citizenscience.org/home/events/conferences/citscivirtual/

May 11, 1:30-3pm ET "Understanding your air quality using available sensor and satellite data" Karmann Mills (RTI International), et al. 

May 12, 12-1:30pm ET "Understanding your air quality using available sensor and satellite data" Karmann Mills (RTI International), et al.

May 12,...

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:

 

May 6, 2021: Season Finale, conversing with NASA scientists Dr....

The recording for the May 6 event, freestyle conversation with NASA’s Dr. Caitlin Ahrens and Dr. James Green sharing their journeys from rural America to NASA is available.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dptw8BsptSXOp3I5zAC-1KBa1gAM67iZ/view 

Announcing CitSciCon!

May 21 and May 22, 2021 8:00am Pacific |11:00am Eastern - 4:00pm Pacific | 7:00pm Eastern

Free, open-door, series of online, interactive events for the public featuring 10 minute talks from most of NASA's citizen science projects, and exciting guest speakers like Phil Plait, Chis Lintott, Science Friday and more!   

Come to scistarter.org/NASA and preregister!  Please help us spead the word to your community!  

This first-of-its-kind online event series...

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On the evenings of May 25 & 26 from 6-7 PM Eastern, Wallops Education Team and the Cubes in Space™ program proudly present the first Cubes in Space Educator Workshop, Two-Day Webinar Event.

Throughout the two one-hour webinars, you will learn:

  • What the Cubes in Space™ program is and how educators can get involved
  • Testimonials from experienced Cubes in Space™ educators
  • How NASA Wallops Flight Facility, the NASA Sounding Rocket Program Office and NASA Balloon Program Office,...

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, Vicki Ferrini, Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will help students learn how scientists and engineers explore, visualize, and study...

GLOBE Mission Mosquito invites you to the monthly webinar on May 13, 2 pm ET.

This month's webinar features National Geographic Explorer Dr. Ryan Carney who will discuss past, present, and future research related to a new NSF-funded mosquito project -- and how YOU can contribute to the research using GLOBE Observer! Topics will include using artificial intelligence to identify deadly and invasive mosquitoes around the world, as well as GIS modeling of mosquito habitats and disease hot...

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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.  Today, April 26, Jacky Austermann, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will take students on a virtual journey to the Bahamas to learn...

K-12 Earth Institute | GISS Webinar: A Penne for Your Thoughts: What Scientists Eat in the Field (Grades 2-5)

Thursday, April 22 at 4:00pm ET | Registration is free but required, link to register below.

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 features experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live...

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