NASA Science Activation Represented at the American Camp Conference in San Diego
Tags: After School | Informal | Conference / Meeting | Presentation | Cross-Forum / Collaborative Project | Informal Working Group | Nuggets | Astrophysics | Earth Science | Heliophysics | Planetary Science
Members of the NASA collaborative effort with the American Camp Association (ACA) were actively engaged in sharing NASA Science Activation resources as part of the booth at the ACA Conference in San Diego, CA, February 12-13, 2020. The excitement was felt as participants stopped by to have their picture taken in front of the Science Activation Banner with NASA representative Tina Harte and Sha’rell Webb (LPI), while learning about the authentic investigative learning opportunities that campers can have as part of NASA’s informal educational efforts. With over 1500 attendees, the conference was full of opportunities for collaboration. During the conference Tina Harte and Sha’Rell Webb were able to share ways camps can connect to NASA Citizen Science, learn about NASA space exploration, and participate in the “NASA Takes GLOBE to Camp Pilot Project”. Amy Ellisor, camp director from Camp Discovery in Blythewood, SC, a participant in the 2019 Pilot, assisted with the presentations and booth sharing the results of her pilot experience; she also had the opportunity to connect with other camps forming collaborations that will become part of the “2020 GLOBE Goes to Camp pilot”.