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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force invites you to join us for a virtual eclipse-planning workshop to be held Friday-Saturday, April 8-9, 2022, online via Zoom. This event will bring together astronomers, educators, local and state officials, and others involved (or wanting to become involved) in preparing their communities for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses. Each day’s program will run from 9 am to 2 pm PDT (12 pm to 5 pm EDT).
Please join us on February 10 at 2 pm ET for our monthly GLOBE Mission Mosquito webinar. This month we're excited to share Bringing Down Language Access Barriers: First Steps
Remote working and learning present challenges to us all. As a GLOBE Master Trainer in Colombia, Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa faced and overcame his share of challenges when working with a new group of educators from rural areas. Most of the training and educational materials from GLOBE Mission Mosquito are in English....Download
Explore Earth Webinar
Come join us in a conversation about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) with GLOBE’s UHIE scientist, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C) from the University of Toledo. Learn about the phenomenon of the “urban heat island effect” where there is an increase in surface temperature due to a neighborhood’s surroundings such as buildings and paved surfaces. Dr. C leads the GLOBE Urban Heat Island...Download
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
Happy Monday! Just a note to remind y'all about the many exciting NASA-related events in CitSciVirtual still ahead this month!
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.
Making Our Way to Mars: Journey Through Space with NASA Astronauts
1-2 pm EST, February 17, 2021
Livestream open to all! Tune in on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zRuSZxLCgm4
Perseverance, NASA's newest and most advanced rover, is on target to land on Mars on February 18, 2021. How did it get there and what might it reveal about our nearest planetary...
Astronomy Online: Secrets of Saturn
Virtual family-friendly program from American Museum of Natural History
January 8, 2021, 1 pm EST
Why do our planets form a disk around the Sun? The NASA Cassini mission revealed that Saturn is a natural laboratory for investigating this question and even helped to demonstrate how new solar systems form around far-away stars.
Find out about Cassini’s discoveries with American Museum of Natural History Curator Denton Ebel and planetary...
AMNH Virtual Frontiers Lecture: Hot Takes on Cool Worlds
12 pm EST, December 16, 2020
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...
Astronomy Online: Solar Storms
Friday, October 2, 2020, 1 pm EDT
What risks do solar storms pose for astronauts in space?
Join Carter Emmart, the American Museum of Natural History's Director of Astrovisualization, and Leila Mays, deputy director of the Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA Goddard, to explore how scientists protect astronauts from space weather and why our Sun’s dynamic activity affects human space travel.
Bring your questions for our presenters and...
On Aug. 31, 2020, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner and Desiray Wilson presented virtually to 38 educators through NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Langley Research Center. Elizabeth featured new and updated resources that are perfect for both Face-to-Face and virtual instruction, including the new Google Classroom connections and integration with other Google products. Desiray presented GIS story maps for blending data visualization and analysis in...Download
Two years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign have passed. Over this time, there have been students and educators from over fifty countries participating in data collection for tree height, land cover, greenings, carbon cycle, among others. During the two years, there have been tens of thousands of data, submitted to the GLOBE database, that align to the campaign. Aligning to the campaign means that the students have collected data, analyzed their data, and developed...Download
WGBH, through its Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms project, is offering K-12 educators a three-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Katie Novak, Ed.D., author of eight best-selling books on Universal Design for Learning and Mirko Chardin, co-author with Dr. Novak on "Equity by Design: The Power and Promise of UDL," will lead a series of three one-hour webinars on Universal Design for Learning. Participants will learn more about a framework to help...
In this document, Existing K-12 Distance Learning Surveys, Articles and Teacher Dialogues Tell Us . . . , we reviewed a range of K-12 surveys and articles on distance learning. And, we've also included summaries of teacher dialogues captured during WGBH's distance learning webinars and peer-to-peer exchanges.
I am writing to ask you if you would be interested in giving a virtual presentation to the AGU Fall Meeting? The session is
ED035. Virtual and In-Person Educator and Student Research Programs Promoting Authentic Scientific Experience
We invite presentations of experiences, models, and outcomes of successful initiatives that provide authentic research experiences for students and educators at all levels from elementary school...
Follow Perseverance to Mars (OpenSpace & NASA @ My Library Livestream)
June 30, 4 pm EDT
The Perseverance Rover will launch this summer (July 17 – Aug. 5, 2020) and head to Jezero Crater, where it will land at the foot of a river delta which was clearly a lake at the time microbial life was flourishing on Earth.
The American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will lead us on an exploration of this exciting landing site as we fly over it together...
Field Trip: Moon
June 12, 1 pm EDT
Join the American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and astrophysicist Jackie Faherty on a live virtual space fight to our Moon. Experience the phases of the Moon as never before and visit landing sites of NASA’s Apollo and Chinese Lunar Exploration programs, including on the far side of the Moon, to find out why these missions play an important role in advancing science on Earth. Discover clues about the...
The teams registered in the ROADS on Mars Freestyle student challenge submitted their videos and Mission Development Log May 21. Some 50 teams with 225 students and over a 100 parents in 19 states worked with the students to complete the challenge that required team work in an era of social distancing due to the Covid `19 pandemic. We are still working on judging the submissions but two amaziing examples are included in the pptDownload
Aileen Toback, a seventh-grade life science teacher at Heritage Middle School in New Windsor, NY, is also a NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative Educator Ambassador. Ms. Toback has been participating in meetings with NASA scientists and engaged her students in a snowflake classification project which is part of NASA climate change research. Ms. Toback was recently featured on Times Herald-Record.
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GLOBE Mission Earth Webinar: What's a Phenological Garden? Cycles of Life in Your Classroom and Neighborhood, broke previous records in registration, attendance, largest number of international attendees and featuring an international speaker. Over 100 people registered and over 70 attended the webinar on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 pm EDT. Starting with the GLOBE Green Up/Green Down Protocol, presenters showcased activities being done by students at schools which can be adapted to home...Download
Students from around the country who received the NASA Earth System Science Award* were invited to one of two webinars on May 4 and 6, 2020.
79 students registered from 26 states and Puerto Rico; 39 students attended live. Marilé Colon Robles, GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist, shared her journey to NASA. Angela Rizzi introduced data tools to help students continue their Earth systems research. Resources included: My NASA Data, Worldview and NASA Earth Observations (NEO).
Over 100 student...Download
On May 14, 2020, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner and Dr. Bradley Hegyi presented virtually to 52 educators through NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative on the topic of global phytoplankton distribution. Dr. Brad Hegyi explained the Earth system science connections affecting phytoplankton distribution while Elizabeth Joyner presented the variety of educational resources on this topic available through My NASA Data (i.e., mini lessons, story maps, lesson...Download
Two groups of engineering students from University of Toledo and Boston University designed instrumentation for GLOBE protocols this past semester. The University of Toledo and Boston University Colleges of Engineering held virtual events on May 1 and May 4, 2020 respectively on their senior design projects. Both groups hope that high school students build and use these sensors.
Design team: May Alsaleh, Andrew Schenck, Meryl Shea, Thy Vu
Faculty advisors: William...Download
The eXchange featured free resources that educators could use immediately, including 15 panelists from the Science Activation Network and other agency members.
160 participants registered, 68 attended live, 12 via recording which continues to be available OnDemand.
Positive feedback from our Infiniscope OLeX...Download
Now is the time when many of us are adding plants to our local environments. Many schools have phenological gardens but due to the coronavirus, students are not able to observe the changes occurring. Why not plant your own garden where your children can observe the changes happening to the plants throughout the year. As citizen scientists, they can contribute their data to GLOBE’s Green Up/Green Down Protocol. In this webinar,
- Dr. Kevin Czajkowski from the University of Toledo will...
LaRC staff worked with Ohio Department of Education-Science to deliver two virtual professional development sessions for Ohio science teachers. Jessica Taylor and Tina Harte showcased Elementary GLOBE learning modules and provided examples of ways teachers can adapt Elementary GLOBE to a virtual setting on Tuesday, April 28. The following Thursday, Elizabeth Joyner and Angie Rizzi highlighted My NASA Data's resources, i.e., mini lessons ready for Google Classroom integration, and story maps....Download