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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plays an essential role in inspiring the next generation of explorers, and has a long history of supporting post-secondary opportunities. This link offers higher education faculty information about: SMD Forums’ higher education efforts, classroom resources, programs, events, and opportunities for faculty and undergraduates.

NASA Wavelength is a searchable database that contains a wealth of SMD educational products for the undergraduate classroom.

Astrophysics E/PO Resource Sampler and Planetary Science E/PO Resource Sampler are quick-start guides and “samplers” of the variety of Astrophysics and Planetary Science education resources.

If you would like to be part of SMD’s E/PO Community, please contact the SMD Education Forum that most closely aligns with your interests; contacts are listed at the top of the People Tab.

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

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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...

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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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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Please join us at NASA Science Live on Earth Day (featuring GISS CCRI Graduate Student Research Assistant Equisha Glenn)

Thursday, April 22 at 3:00pm ET | NASA YouTube, NASA Facebook, NASA Science Live, NASA TV

This year at NASA, #EarthDay is about connections—to our planet and to each other. Our planet is home to over 7 billion people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, but we are all #ConnectedByEarth. Join NASA climate experts to learn about the connections between human...

Under the mentorship of Dr. Allegra LeGrande, Nicole Dulaney, CCRI Educator and science teacher at Bethpage High School, developed the CCRI Unit Plan for students in grades 9-12 entitled “Changes in Climate and Wildfires”, which has successfully passed NASA SMD Independent Product Review.

 

Throughout this unit; students in grades 9-12 will investigate how climate plays a role in increasing the risk of wildfires around the world. The unit is centered around the following anchor...

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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...

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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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...

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...

Convener: Manoj Nair (manoj.c.nair@noaa.gov)
Co-Conveners: Edgar Bering (spacephy@Central.UH.EDU) | Raju Sakar (rajusarkar.cst@rub.edu.bt) | Hannah Rogers (h.f.rogers@sms.ed.ac.uk) | Tereza Kameníková (kamenitka@gmail.com)


This symposium calls for papers describing innovations in geoscience instruction methods, citizen science initiatives and community learning efforts. Papers are welcome on all aspects of education and citizen-science including methodology, data collection, data...

Convener: Manoj Nair (manoj.c.nair@noaa.gov)
Co-Conveners: Edgar Bering (spacephy@Central.UH.EDU) | Raju Sakar (rajusarkar.cst@rub.edu.bt) | Hannah Rogers (h.f.rogers@sms.ed.ac.uk) | Tereza Kameníková (kamenitka@gmail.com)


This symposium calls for papers describing innovations in geoscience instruction methods, citizen science initiatives and community learning efforts. Papers are welcome on all aspects of education and citizen-science including methodology, data collection, data...

On Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 at 7 pm, Lick Observatory astronomer Dr. Elinor Gates will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on:

”Lick Observatory During Pandemics: 1918 and 2020.”

On line at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SVAstronomyLectures

          [if you go to this address the evening of the talk you will see and be able to participate in the live event; we will also make a recording]

The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series (through Foothill...

The Attached poster is a description of the NASA Community College Network.

NCCN to bring NASA Subject Matter Experts (SME), research findings, and science resources into the nation’s community college system. For more information, follow the links in the PDF, or contact PI Simon Steel

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Getting Started with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Projects: An open forum webinar with students, educators, and the Trees Campaign core team. With the first four months of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focusing on the science (Tree Height, Greenings, Carbon Cycle, and Land Cover), we will now focus on how to take that science and create student research projects. We will hear from several students...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Continuing with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Projects: Looking more in-depth at online tools, story mapping, and the NASA GLOBE Observer trees and land cover tools for student research projects, including student research on lime trees in Croatia. The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will continue Phase II of Year 3 by bringing teachers and students together with the common goal of discussing and...

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Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects is a comprehensive unit for students grades 9-12. Throughout this unit, students learn how climate is changing in urban settings and produce mitigation solutions for city environmental concerns. Students explore climate simulation models and global temperature profiles; learn about remote sensing and investigate instruments on climate satellites; analyze remote sensing imagery and understand the urban heat island effect; collect...

Blue Carbon: Bringing Field Research and ArcGIS Mapping to the High School Classroom is a comprehensive unit plan for students in grades 9-12 that provides students with background information on the importance of salt marshes as ecosystems by studying blue carbon, the carbon that is stored largely in sediment linked to coastal waters.   Students design an experiment to probe for depth at a local saltmarsh or tidal freshwater marsh and utilize ArcGIS to map local wetlands, compare and...

[Note:  this program serves as a model and mentor for our new SciAct SaSa project.]

Dear Colleagues,

Please pass along this fantastic summer internship opportunity to interested undergraduate juniors. We accept students with a wide diversity of majors (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth/atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, math, computer science, etc). Application Deadline: January 27, 2021

 

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NASA Student Airborne Research...

NASA announces its intent to participate in the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and requests that full-time U.S. graduate students attending U.S. universities respond to this “Call for Abstracts.” 

The IAC - organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) - is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1000 scientific papers...

AMNH Virtual Frontiers Lecture: Hot Takes on Cool Worlds

12 pm EST, December 16, 2020

Illustration of Kepler-1652b, a super-Earth exoplanet that orbits an M-type star. Courtesy NASA JPL-Caltech.

Is there a moon around Kepler-1625 b? Can rocky planets around small stars hold onto their atmospheres? Are super-Earths habitable?

Laura Kreidberg, exoplanet atmosphere specialist and director of the APEx Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, reviews the latest controversies and recent discoveries of exoplanet research.

Exoplanet detection may be old news — over 4,000 have...

On September 26, 2020, hundreds of thousands of people around the world participated in International Observe the Moon Night, an annual worldwide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to planetary science and exploration.

  • 3,775 events and observers registered worldwide (doubled 2019 registration)
  • moon.nasa.gov went from #39 to #14 among NASA's most-visited websites for September
  • @NASAMoon shared content...

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We are excited to invite you and your students to join a GLOBE IVSS (International Virtual Science Symposium) Webinar on "Developing Good Research Questions", with Jillian Anderson and Wade Phillips, high school science teachers at the Lexington School for the Deaf.

Jillian is also a CCRI Educator Ambassador, and we're delighted that both her and Wade will be sharing effective tips to help prepare students to participate in GLOBE's 2021 IVSS!

This webinar will be presented in English...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 3:00pm ET (8:00pm UTC, 9:00pm CET). Trees: The Lungs of the Earth. Trees are the lungs of our planet. Through photosynthesis they take up carbon dioxide and water and produce oxygen, a process that plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Come hear Dr. Erika Podest, a research scientist with the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California USA, discuss the carbon cycle, the role of trees in it, and how...

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