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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:

November 3, 2022: James Webb Space Telescope, DART Mission, and Educational Resources

April 7, 2022: NASA Earth Day Resources

March 3, 2022: NASA eClips Videos and Resources

February 3, 2022: NASA Neurodiversity Network 

January 6, 2022: STEM Enhancement

The Goddard Earth Sciences Division is proud to present a webinar on "Anxiety": Beyond "Worry"
Cognitive-behavioral counseling 
Solution-focused interventions

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Noon (Eastern)

The terms worry and anxiety are often used interchangeably. This presentation focuses on the differences between the two and highlights ways to decrease anxiety levels. 

Jane Gurganious is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and an employee assistance specialist. She is a board-certified supervisor and has 30 years of clinical experience counseling individuals, groups, and families in a variety of settings.

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Are your students hungry to view the new James Webb images and learn about innovative space technology that changes the way we understand the universe? Join hosts Dr. Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Luke Henke, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they welcome Dr. Christopher Britt and Yesenia Perez from the Space Telescope Science Institute to learn about the James Webb Space Telescope and DART Mission and gain access to educational materials. 

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Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI)

Application Period: 8/29/22 - 9/23/22

The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long STEM engagement and Experiential Learning 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 Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, NY or the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

During the fall and spring terms of CCRI, the research team will consist of NASA Principal Investigators who lead in-service high school STEM educators and graduate student research assistants

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 1:30pm EDT (5:30pm UTC). Planting Roots and Leaving a Legacy Behind and Setting the Research Stage for Year 5 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Focus: North America. 

This webinar will be the final webinar for Year 4 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Next month (October 2022) will begin Year 5. During this webinar, we will have several guest speakers, led by teacher Julie Houck, of Defiance Elementary School in Defiance, Ohio. Julie will begin by discussing how she and her students have used resources as a GLOBE teacher to reach

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Saturday, October 1 is International Observe the Moon Night! You are invited to join observers around the world in learning about lunar science and exploration, making celestial observations, and honoring cultural and personal connections to the Moon. This annual, worldwide public engagement event takes place when the Moon is close to first quarter – a great phase for evening observing.

We encourage you to interpret 'observe' broadly. From lunar art projects to virtual field trips to data that you can hear, there are so many ways to enjoy, learn about, and connect with the Moon. Visit the International Observe the

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Focusing on Students and Educators as they prepare for Year 5 of the Campaign and the 2023 GLOBE IVSS: Featuring Highlights from the U.S. Forest Service’s Tree Canopy Cover Layer and U.S. Tree Mapping and Monitoring. Focus: North America. 

 

This webinar will bring the campaign to the GLOBE North America Region with a focus on activities that can assist students and teachers, from all across GLOBE, with their tree, land cover, greenings, and carbon cycle research, as part of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. We will have a guest

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Thursday, July 21
4 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 2 p.m. MDT / 1 p.m. PDT

Wondering what it takes to become a planetary science intern working alongside LPI and NASA scientists, conducting cutting-edge research? Join us for Intern Stories 2022 to find out!

During this free, virtual event, you’ll hear from LPI summer interns about how they applied and prepared for their internship, their ongoing experiences, and how the internship has helped them. Middle and high schoolers, undergraduate students, parents, and educators are encouraged to tune in!

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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 professional development and ongoing support from a NASA mentor. Participants will incorporate The GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) to help students utilize observation skills, explore

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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), 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 Height and Land Cover observations, using the traditional GLOBE protocol observations and/or the NASA GLOBE Observer App. Your observations will add significantly

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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 student research projects from this region, as well as have student presenters returning from the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region,

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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 social media, please feel free to join the conversation using the hashtag #BlackHoleWeek. The @NASAUniverse accounts on Facebook

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 GLOBE protocol observations and/or the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer. We are hoping to get as much

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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 GLOBE protocol observations and/or the GLOBE Program's app, GLOBE Observer. We are hoping to get as much concentrated

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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 European Phenology's 2022 Spring Tree Campaign and its goal for students to observe trees from buds to leaves, using the GLOBE Green

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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 Past-Tree Rings & Archaeology - K-12 Education - Earth Institute Live - Columbia University  will be presented on Wednesday February 9 at 4:00 -4:45PM ET.

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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 forward to seeing the new and innovative ways they are sharing their knowledge through the 2022 competition.”

For 2022 award recipients, EPA is seeking applications for projects on a variety of

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.

Coral Chemistry and Paleohydrology - K-12 Education - Earth Institute Live - Columbia University will be presented on Thursday January 27 at 4:00 -4:45PM ET.

DESCRIPTION: In this session we will discuss

A newly expanded and updated guide to resources for teaching about the challenges that face women in astronomy, and the achievements that women have made despite those challenges, is now available at: http://bit.ly/womenastronomers  

The materials have been selected so they can be assigned to students at the Astro 101 level. The guide was compiled by Andrew Fraknoi, Emeritus Chair of Astronomy at Foothill College and the former executive director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

After sections listing resources on general history and issues related to women’s roles in astronomy, the guide features more specific books, articles, videos, and webpages

Have you been searching for ways to better support your neurodiverse learners? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, February 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they learn about the NASA Neurodiversity Network (N3) that develops resources and internships for youth on the autism spectrum!
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Register Now to be a Presenter in the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access, Inclusion & Equity

The 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase will take place May 10th – 17th. We invite you to register to present a short video of your federally funded project to improve STEM teaching and learning. Registration is mandatory to present and is now open until February 11th. We will end registration early if we reach capacity, so do not delay!

This year’s theme is STEM for All: Access, Inclusion & Equity. Videos should address at least one of the following subthemes:

  • Projects or

Have you ever wondered how precipitation impacts the kinds of trees and the land cover found in different locations? Ever wonder how different regions might be impacted by climate change? During this presentation by Dorian Janney, you will learn about and be invited to join an on-going project to look at the potential impacts of climate change on trees and land cover around the world. Project participants will share a tree and land cover observation from one location, and easily get the last 20 years of precipitation data for that location from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. These “Tree

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