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Summary of GLOBE and GLOBE Observer citizen science efforts at Camp Discovery (Blythewood, SC) as a result of the GLOBE Camp Pilot 2019. 

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•In January 2020, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) awarded 350 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits to science and children’s museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and US Virgin Islands. All recipients are listed at: www.nisenet.org/earth-space-toolkit-recipients-2020.

•Each toolkit contains all the necessary materials, educator guides, and media for STEM hands-on activities that explore the Earth, Sun, Solar System, and Universe with...

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Recruitments for the Rovers Observation and Drone Survey (ROADS) on Mars student challenge is in full swing with participation significantly higher that the ANGLeS student challenge fro 2019/2020.

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Exploring Earth System Phenomena With ‘My NASA Data’ Resources

Audience: Educators of Grades K-12

Contact: Samuel.garcia@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar. NASA strives to discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity. That vision begins by observing our own planet, tracking changes over time and determining how we can respond to those changes effectively. In...

FYI - Please share this announcement with anyone that might be interested in this opportunity from The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce an exciting new initiative - the inaugural Public Voices Fellowship on the Climate Crisis. The goal of the project is to bring new, diverse voices into the national climate conversation via training in op-ed writing and thought leadership. Please consider...

Join Dr. Becky Boger as she shares a tutorial on using map tools and data portals to create a context for the data you collect. 

Register at - http://bit.ly/MosquitoData

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“Wetlands” is a comprehensive unit plan for students in grades 9-12 that provides hands on and laboratory investigations that evaluates human impacts on saltmarsh ecosystems while integrating field work activities utilizing GLOBE, My NASA Data and many other NASA educational resources, content and platforms.

To access this resource, please visit: https://www.giss.nasa.gov/edu/res/WangMondaca_Wetlands.pdf

To learn more about the Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI), please visit:

This virtual training will teach research scientists about GLOBE data and how to access it. The Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international, NASA-sponsored program with more than 150 million Earth observations contributed by 35,000 schools and 150,000 citizen scientists in 120 countries. The virtual training includes demonstrations of GLOBE’s free online data access and visualization tools. Training is 60 minutes. No prior knowledge or...

How Much Water Do Trees Use and Need? NASA's New ECOSTRESS Mission on the International Space Station. Come hear Dr. Joshua Fisher, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, talk about how the new NASA ECOSTRESS Mission monitors trees. NASA launched the ECOSTRESS mission to the International Space Station in 2018. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, and uses that temperature to determine how much water they are using--and losing through evapotranspiration--as...

Welcome to the second webinar supporting BWET / GME’s Water Quality Training being led by Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, University of Toledo.

-Dr. C will kick off the webinar looking at GLOBE hydrology data.

-Sara Guiher from TMACOG (Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments) will give an overview of the Student Watershed Watch program and the results of student sampling and presentations from 2019.

-Laura Kubiak and Rob Smith, high school teachers for Toledo Public School's,...

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On November 18 & 19, 2019, Infiniscope officially launched a partnership with LAUSD – East District in an effort to provide interdisciplinary Earth and space science training and resources to middle and high school teachers.

Each day, STEM specialists across East District heard from NASA Program Manager Kristen Erickson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientist Dr. Steve Vance, and Arizona State University’s Infiniscope team. The primary focus for these training days was to share NASA...

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During the fall semester of 2019, GLOBE Mission EARTH University Professors Drs. Kevin Czajkowski and Mark Templin from the University of Toledo (UT), Ohio and Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University (TSU) engaged their Undergraduate, Pre-Service Education Students in educating K-12 students about GLOBE and conducting research. The K-12 students observed clouds and the heights of trees on their school grounds. They also collected surface temperature data and learned about urban...

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In collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Earth to Sky held a two-day pre-conference workshop as a component of the annual conference of the National Association for Interpretation, November 11-12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

 

Eighteen informal educators from around the country who work for federal, state and local agencies, universities, and NGOs attended the workshop, which featured NASA and NCAR science and resources and...

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Middle and High School Students and Educators,

Join the Artemis generation! This December NASA is launching the NASA WEAR STEM Challenge. This opportunity gives middle and high school aged students the task to design wearable radiation countermeasures for deep space exploration. Protecting Artemis astronauts from high-energy charged particles and solar particle events (SPE) are important to exploration. You and your team can join the challenge and participate in NASA’s exploration of deep...

The Earth to Sky Partnership (ETS) team coordinated a NASA booth at the National Association for Interpretation's annual conference in Denver Colorado, Nov 13-16, 2019. ETS staff joined with colleagues from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Earth, Heliophysics, Astrophysics and Planetary sciences outreach staff to engage with hundreds of enthusiastic informal educators at the conference. Many positive contacts were made, and eyes were opened to the broad scientific, visual and educational...

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Future Temperature Projections is a unit plan designed for high school students grades 9 – 12 with access to computers and RStudio.This unit takes approximately one month to complete. The goal of this unit is for the students to learn about global future temperature projections based on output from the NASA GISS ModelE2 Global Climate Model. This unit should be completed after students learn about factors that influence climate, such as Earth’s energy budget and greenhouse gas emissions, and...

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In spring of 2019, Earth to Sky's co-lead Anita Davis received an inquiry from Glacier Bay National Park (GLBA) rangers for new information about the changing glaciers in the park. Anita contacted Dr. Christopher Shuman (UMBC JCET), a scientist working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Cryospheric Sciences Lab for any updates that might be provided. In turn, Dr Shuman undertook development of a 1972-2018 Landsat imagery time series depicting changes to glaciers in the park.

His...

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  • On November 14, 2019, NASA Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division (SSED) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 12. GSFC SSED planetary geologist Natalie Curran discussed her current and future work with Apollo lunar samples through the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Program while SSED outreach coordinator Staci Tiedeken provided an overview of lunar exploration before the Apollo era and a retrospective look at the Apollo 12 mission at the GSFC Visitor...

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My NASA Data team members, Elizabeth Joyner and Desiray Wilson, presented "NASA Resources Support Instruction of NGSS Earth System Phenomena" in the national webinar series hosted by The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), and The National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA).

MND offers educators of grades 3-12 with a variety of NASA digital assets (i.e., lessons, and activities, as well as data visualization, and story...

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See attached for nuggets pertaining to NSN/SSA participation in the "Summer of Space" initiative, as well as our PopNet training workshop. 

Anne Holland

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On October 20th, 2019, members of the GPM Science team and several other Earth Science outreach professionals were on hand to share the excitement of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission with over 100 children and families who braved the poruing rain to attend the Sunday Experiment at GSFC's Visitor Center. 

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Open Forum: Bringing Together GLOBE Students to Informally Chat About Trees Campaign Student Research Projects. 

During these webinars, we want to invite GLOBE teachers around the world to tune in with their students during classroom time. We are holding 2 separate webinars to accommodate all the Trees Campaign participant time zones. Please attend one or both webinars. Our goal is to have students chat informally and comfortably about research local, GLOBE SRS and GLOBE IVSS projects...

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Open Forum: Bringing Together GLOBE Students to Informally Chat About Trees Campaign Student Research Projects. 

During these webinars, we want to invite GLOBE teachers around the world to tune in with their students during classroom time. We are holding 2 separate webinars to accommodate all the Trees Campaign participant time zones. Please attend one or both webinars. Our goal is to have students chat informally and comfortably about research local, GLOBE SRS and GLOBE IVSS projects...

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NOAA’s Office of Education is seeking reviewers for applications for Priority 1 of the 2020 Environmental Literacy Program grants competition titled, “Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience”.  We are looking for reviewers with a broad range of expertise related to K-12 science education, informal science education, engaging underserved audiences, civic engagement, citizen science, evaluation, community resilience,...

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