Nuggets submitted by the NASA SMD Science Activation community can be found here.
To submit a nugget:
1) Create your nugget using the template provided in the link below. Please note:
a. One Slide (plus the title slide though it will not be posted)
b. Use timely information
c. Include who, what, where, why information
d. Audience: Stakeholders and General Public
e. Use plain language
f. Spell out acronyms
g. Do not use red text
h. Use interesting visuals with captions, but ensure parental release forms are obtained before using images with minors (or use a different image)
i. Remember to include a high res photo (for posting on science.nasa.gov/learners/nuggets).
2) Use the following template for naming your file: DATE SUBMITTED_PI LAST NAME_SMD DIVISION (Astro, Earth, Helio, Planetary, or CrossDivision)
3) Email your completed nugget file and one high resolution image file used in the nugget to Lin Chambers.
4) Post your nugget to the workspace (Create+ --> Nugget), making it public, and tagging your group, the SciAct Collective, and the Community Page.
The 17th GLOBE Latin American Conference led by Mariana Savino, regional coordinator, occurred virtually from November 18-20, 2020. Three GLOBE campaigns, Mission Mosquito, Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Campaign and Trees around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, showcased their interconnectedness to the audience on Friday, November 20. Each speaker described the campaign’s purpose, method of collecting and submitting data, the value of the research and its connections to...Download
November 10 – 13, Earth to Sky and GSFC Earth science had a significant presence at the virtual National Association for Interpretation (NAI) annual conference. In addition to a pre-conference workshop, Earth to Sky hosted two conference sessions and a virtual booth.
o “Climate Science in the Era of COVID-19”, presented by Geneviève de Messières (Earth to Sky Lead) and scientist Lesley Ott (GSFC GMAO), drew 154 participants to learn about changes in air pollution, prescribed fire...Download
On November 5 & 6, Earth to Sky hosted a highly interactive two-day virtual climate communication workshop, in association with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) annual conference. The keynote presentation on sea level rise was delivered by Ben Hamlington (JPL), the team lead of the NASA Sea Level Change Science Team. The workshop also featured a presentation on NASA resources for climate communication, and examples of effective climate interpretation by Will Elder of NPS. ...Download
From Nov. 19- 21, 2020, NASA Langley Research Center’s Science Directorate Education Outreach Team presented virtually to over 150 educators attending the annual Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute. Elizabeth Joyner, My NASA Data, partnered with Middle School Life Science Teacher from Louisa County, Patrick Scharf, presenting to 70 Virginia educators how to use NASA Earth Data in the classroom. Angie Rizzi, GLOBE, presented strategies on connecting...Download
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...
The GLOBE Mission EARTH program is pleased to continue connecting students and Subject Matter Experts through distance learning. Makalya Connelly, a senior from Skyline High School in Oakland, CA , interviewed Brian Peterson, co-founder of “Bees in the D”, a GLOBE collaborating organization and non-profit whose mission is to educate about the importance of honey bees, native pollinator conservation, and urban beekeeping. Makalya spoke to Brian about her senior research project - What are...Download
Former SEES Interns participated in and won Amazon AWS hackathon (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/buildforcovid19-global-online-hackathon/) that they participated in. Their project is titled COVID-19 Health Vulnerability Mapper - Access and Equity. It is posted at http://covid.shawsean.com. The SEES alums participating are Asha Karmaker, Sean Yang, Fiona Pollack, Iris Xia and Ethan McFarlin.
On October 15, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientists Dr. Ann Nguyen and Dr. Nicole Lunning shared an overview of the OSIRIS-REx mission at Bennu and a preview of the TAG (Touch-And-Go) event which occurred on October 20th.
The live event reached ~503 students and ~84 educators with an additional ~650 students and ~270 educators registered to watch the archive. Participants were from 35 states, Washington DC, Mexico, Spain, and...Download
On October 3, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener shared his career path to NASA, including his inspiration as a young boy visiting a NASA center, as well as excitement about exploring the Moon. The interactive presentation shared information about the past, present, and future exploration of the Moon and highlighted lunar science and the upcoming International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).
~110 live participants and ~380 archive...Download
On December 4, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team member Ben Feist shared his experience bringing together audio, transcripts, video, and imagery to create the Apollo in Real Time website. The site enables users to experience Apollo missions as they occurred ~50 years ago.
~500 live participants and ~200 archive participants were involved in the event. Participants were from 19 different states and Mexico and included students in grades 2 -...Download
On a bright sunny morning on October 9 on the banks of the Maumee River, teacher Ms. Cynthia Madanski from McKinley STEMM Academy in Toledo Public Schools logs into Google Meets in her 7th grade Google Classroom. She and her students, working remotely, are conducting GLOBE Water Quality tests. Each student is assigned to be the expert on one of the GLOBE protocols and guides her through the process of doing the test. Students answer questions through the live video and participate in polls...Download
As an IOMN partner, Girl Scouts of the USA invited girls from local council astronomy clubs to submit a photo of the Moon and short video to encourage girls to participate in the International Observe the Moon Night on September 26th.Download
- 1,238 teachers/students registered for Red Sox Virtual STEM Day on September 29, 2020 which was led by NASA Goddard's Solar System Exploration Division (SSED).
- The event consisted of a mix of demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and planetary-related videos alongside a live Q&A with Goddard SSED scientists and outreach professionals who answered 82 questions from students in the New England area.
- The program is archived on the Red Sox YouTube channel and has 4,400+ views.
On September 26, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) connected with thousands of participants from around the world during NASA's International Observe the Moon Night Live Stream event. The event was led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Five scientists from Astromaterials shared the work facilitated at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This included a virtual tour of our Apollo Lunar Laboratory, stories of Apollo samples, details on work with the Apollo Next...Download
On September 19 and 22, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) hosted a virtual Girl Scout Badging Event with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) leading interactive activities.
The 2-Session (4-hour) interactive event reached ~45 Girl Scout Cadettes from the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council, in the Houston, TX area. Cadettes completed activities to earn the Space Science Researcher Badge. Science Activation content, connections to Science Mission Directorate (SMD) science,...Download
On August 25, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist, Dr. Cindy Evans, shared her experiences searching for Meteorites in Antarctica as well as how these rocks from space contribute to ongoing research about our early solar system.
The event, facilitated by the Night Sky Network, reached ~420 live participants. Participants were from 93 different amateur astronomy clubs.Download
On June 9, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Mars Scientist, Dr. Elizabeth Rampe, shared an overview of the Curiosity Rover and a preview of the Mars 2020 Mission.
The event reached ~160 live participants and 110+ archived participants across 43 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Morocco, and South Africa. Numerous Science Activation partner audiences were reached including classroom teachers connected with ASU Infiniscope, Solar System...Download
On April 24 & 29, 2020, Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) scientists Andrea Meado & Andy Britton shared how NASA & the world observe Earth from space using astronaut images.
April 24: reached ~111 live and ~136+ archived participants across 30 states, Mexico, and Haiti; April 29: reached ~55 live participants and 54+ archived participants across 29 states, Puerto Rico, and France. Numerous Science Activation partner audiences were reached including classroom teachers,...Download
On March 11, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Deputy Apollo Curator, Dr. Juliane Gross, shared details about how lunar sample investigations, including ANGSA & the recently opened core sample, studies of other Apollo samples & meteorites continue to contribute to knowledge about the Moon.
The event reached ~485 student and educator live participants and 504+ archived participants across 18 states. Numerous Science Activation partner audiences were reached...Download
The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Team, in partnership with the NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC), participated in a launch exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Launch in February 2020.
The three day event took place from February 6-8th under the Atlantis Shuttle Exhibit reaching over 800 visitors.
To help showcase the Solar Orbiter Mission & highlight other missions to...Download
The Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) provides hands-on activity sessions and opportunities to connect with NASA content and experts, took place at Space Center Houston from February 6-9, 2020.
The Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) Science Engagement Team reached 200+ educators:
- Conducting a Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disk Certification workshop as a pre-conference opportunity.
- Participating in the SEEC Expo, in collaboration with other Science...
On January 28, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) meteorite processor, Curtis Calva, shared an overview of the work he does in NASA's Antarctic Meteorite Curation Laboratory. The event reached ~317 live participants and 400+ archived participants across 17 states and Mexico. Participants include classroom students and educators ranging from grades 3-12, in addition to a number of Solar System Ambassadors.
Feedback: "I liked hearing Curtis' story about what he...Download
On December 17, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team member Ben Feist shared the Apollo in Real Time website. This site brings together audio, transcripts, video, and imagery enabling the public to experience Apollo missions as they occurred ~50 years ago. This event reached ~115 participants across 25 states and Mexico.
Numerous Science Activation Team Member target audiences including Solar System Ambassadors, Librarians, Museum Alliance folks, Night Sky...Download
As part of the NASA Exhibit, the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team brought Astromaterials assets including Apollo lunar samples, a carbonaceous meteorite, meteorite hand samples, a replica of the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) core tube & more! The ARES team interacted with ~4,600+ visitors throughout the week, many of whom came back day after day. Scientists from ARES also gave Hyperwall talks throughout the week.Download
Over 500 middle school girls and their parents participated in Rice University’s Reach for the Stars event held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This annual event encourages girls to pursue academic achievement and careers in STEM.
ARES staff showcased meteorite hand samples, a lunar touchstone and Apollo replica tools. They also provided insight into their career path to NASA. The team also facilitated a hands-on activity session that enabled 60 girls an opportunity to learn more about...Download