NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has an essential role in NASA's education mission “to inspire the next generation of explorers.” SMD encourages researchers to participate in education and public outreach (E/PO) in a meaningful way. Here you will find information that will allow you to:
- Become part of SMD’s E/PO community or partner with a community member
- Participate in an SMD Education opportunity
- Find funding opportunities to propose an E/PO project to SMD
- Find resources for your programs
NASA Wavelength is an intuitive and searchable database of SMD educational products and activities. Find resources for your classroom visit or community event!
Created in response to requests for “quick references to E/PO resources” from scientists, the 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 and public outreach (E/PO) resources.
If you are an Earth or space science researcher who is doing - or interested in - education and public outreach, and 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.
NASA's Science Mission Directorate is soliciting proposals for Space Archaeology in Section 2.6 of Interdisciplinary Science in Earth Science program element A.32 of the 2019 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences "ROSES" solicitation. Substantive connection to remote sensing data is required in all proposals.
NASA Space Archaeology has the scientific objective to use the unique vantage point of space to improve understanding of past human settlement patterns and the...
Join the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, a project led by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team, for a free webinar about topics in climate dynamics. The lecture series is designed to aid students, teachers and interested researchers worldwide to understand aspects of climate change.
2018-2019 LECTURE SERIES IN CLIMATE CHANGE
Projects listing: https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience
Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Policy Document: https://smd-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/science-pink/s3fs-public/atoms/files/SPD%2033%20Citizen%20Science.pdf
All are welcome to join the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, a project led by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team, for a free webinar on June 18 at 3pm EST about climate dynamics. Randal Koster will discuss “Soil Moisture in the Climate System” and Andy Lacis will discuss “Atmospheric Radiation.” The lecture series is designed to aid students, teachers and...Download
Are you a scientist planning to submit a JWST proposal in Cycle 1? Are you interested in serving your community as a local JWST expert during proposal-planning season (Jan-Apr 2020)? Then please consider applying to the JWST Master Class.
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will host approximately 25 participants for a 4.5-day, in-depth Master Class in Baltimore, MD on November 18-22, 2019. The Master Class will include topics related to James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) proposal...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
3:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern Time (New York City, NY, United States)
- The Importance of Understanding the Last Glacial Maximum for Climate Change by Dorothy Peteet
- Chemistry–Climate Interactions in a Changing Environment: Wildfire in the West and the US Warming Hole by Loretta J. Mickley
Please register for the webinar at the following link:
After registering, you will receive...
What Greens Up, Must Green Down: Greenings Live from Switzerland.
GLOBE Master Trainer, Markus Eugster, and his students from the Sekundarschule Uzwil in Switzerland have been conducting Greenings (Green-Up and Green-Down) research during their tree investigations. Monitoring the the beginning and ending of the growing season of trees helps scientists track plant growing seasons. One way to track the change is through a Swiss GLOBE program called PhenoCam, a way to use automated cameras...Download
Tree Height, Wetlands, and the Invasive Task Force: Live from New York.
Students and teachers from the Mahopac High School in Mahopac, New York have been studying wetlands around their school and local area for years. They have recently started taking tree height measurements to add the next level of observations to their wetland research. Invasive species, in New York, continue to have an impact on trees. Students from Mahopac High School, personnel from the Cornell Cooperative...Download
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Lessons from a Southern Old-Growth Bottomland Forest: Live from Congaree National Park.
Congaree National Park (www.nps.gov/cong) protects the largest intact remnant of southern old-growth bottomland (floodplain) forest remaining in North America. Similar forests once covered over 35 million acres of river bottoms in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains and up the Mississippi River Valley. Some of the park’s champion trees are 700 to...
LAUNCH OF NORTHROP GRUMMAN CYGNUS ON CARGO RESUPPLY MISSION TO ISS – APRIL 17
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, April 17, 4:46 p.m. EDT, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, on NASA TV and the agency’s website
NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the international Space Station (ISS) at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following liftoff, will air live on...
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019; 4:00PM – 6:00PM Eastern Time (New York City, NY, United States)
Topic: "Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Urban Areas" by Vivien Gornitz
Please register for the webinar at the following link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the meeting.
These presentations are part of a monthly series hosted by CCRUN, a NOAA RISA...Download
AREN Project Press Release
Participate in the 2019 GLOBE AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge from April 1 – May 31, 2019.
Challenge: Engineer a low-cost electronic or non-electronic anemometer (tool for measuring the speed of wind).
The GLOBE Program does not have a protocol for determining wind speed. The GLOBE Program supports the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project, which utilizes kites to collect data. In order to safely fly a kite, it is important...Download
- Over one hundred people attended the Lunar Palooza portion of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, TX on March 17th.
- Scientists and public engagement specialists from NASA Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, and the Science Festival Alliance at MIT discussed lunar science and exploration, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and International Observe the Moon Night with participants.
- Attendees were able to...
Sharing the data collected so far by citizen scientists. Included will be a presentation by guest scientists, including citizen scientists. Register: http://bit.ly/Buzz-CS3
April 2019-Land Cover (Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Fall in the Southern Hemisphere) Begins April 1, 2019!
Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs) are focused periods of time where participants are encouraged to collect large amounts of data and enter it in the GLOBE database. Data that is collected during an IOP will provide other GLOBE students, scientists, researchers, and educators large amounts of concentrated data over a short period of time. This can also be referred to as "Data...Download
JA12 - Innovation in Geoscience Education, Outreach and Citizen Science (IAGA, IAHS, IAPSO, IASPEI)
Convener: Manoj Nair (USA, IAGA)
Co-Conveners: Rick Saltus (USA, IAGA), Edgar Bering (USA, IAGA), Barbara Leichter (Austria, IAGA), Christophe Cudennec (France, IAHS), Isabelle Ansorge (South Africa, IAPSO), Laura Gallardo (Chile, IAMAS), Raju Sarkar (Bhutan, IASPEI), Paul Danton (UK, IASPEI), John Taber (USA, IASPEI)
This Symposium calls for papers...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Resources for Trees Research and Guiding Investigative Questions. During this webinar, Forest Research and Professor, Peder Nelson and Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell will introduce some campaign guiding investigative questions that will provide students with questions to answer while collecting and analyzing their GLOBE protocol data. Also, several major resources, to assist students in extending their data analysis, will be presented,...Download
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 9:00am EDT (1:00pm UTC): Our Connection to the Land: Trees and Forests Through the Eyes of the Salish Tribe of Montana. Oscar Garza and his team will show how GLOBE protocols and citizen science have the potential to help efforts of many communities around the world in their task on language, culture and landscape revitalization and preservation in a dual-learning environment. Many indigenous cultures around the world posses a different perspective about forestry...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a draft of the Earth Venture Continuity 1 (EVC-1) Program Element Appendix (PEA) to the Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for community comments (NNH19ZDA007J). The full text of the draft solicitation is available on NSPIRES: http://nspires.nasaprs.com.
EVC-1 is part of the Earth Venture (EV) portfolio under the Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program and...
Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST (1:00am UTC Tuesday, December 4, 2018): Getting Tree Science Done: Live from Shumate Middle School in Gibraltar, Michigan. Join GLOBE Teacher, Jeff Bouwman, and his students Lily, Brady, and Thomas, as they discuss just how doing GLOBE Tree Science at Shumate Middle School is helping them understand their local environment. Through measuring tree height, identifying tree species, and taking local baseline protocol measurements, the students play a vital...Download
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia. Current and former students, of Marina Pavlic, from the Prirodoslovna i grafička škola in Croatia will be discussing their investigation of Park Mlaka in Mlaka County, Croatia. Students developed an overarching hypothesis of, "The trees in Park Mlaka produce enough oxygen for the inhabitants of the entire Mlaka County." The initial research took place from 2016-2017 with students that are...Download
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Acquire - Analyze - Apply (A3): Live from the Institute for Earth Observations in Palmyra Cove, New Jersey USA.
Please join us as we hear from Executive Director, John D. Moore and Director of Science, Technology, and Education, Peter Dorofy, both from the Institute for Earth Observations and members of the GLOBE Mission Earth collaborative. John and Peter will discuss what science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) , Next...Download
Two nuggets are attached (one file) by Holli Kohl and Jeannie Allen, GSFC, for the GLOBE Observer Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel launch and data challenge.
- The first nugget is about the launch: On September 10, NESEC-managed GLOBE Observer released Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. The app-based tool helps volunteers photograph the land, classify land cover, and match their classification with NASA satellite data.
- The 2nd nugget is about the Land Cover Data Challenge:Between September 22 and...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for Inputs to the Science Mission Directorate Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing (NNH18ZDA017L).
The NASA Science Mission Directorate requests information, comments and suggestions to assist in the development of a Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing. RFI NNH18ZDA017L solicits input from all stakeholders, including but not limited to members of scientific...