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NASA Science4Girls for Librarians and Their Partners: About the Initiative

Updated on February 24, 2016 - 8:08 AM CST
Posted on February 14, 2013 - 5:00 PM CST

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 During Women’s History Month 2012, the NASA science education and public outreach Astrophysics forum collaborated with the American Library Association to launch the Astro4Girls initiative.  The mission of Astro4Girls is to partner NASA science educators with libraries to engage girls and their families in astronomy.  Nine libraries from across the United States hosted Astro4Girls events in 2012. Astro4Girls in 2012

  In 2013, the initiative, now called NASA Science4Girls and Their Families, expanded beyond astronomy to include the other NASA science topics of Earth science, planetary science, and Sun science.  In order to reach new and underserved audiences, remote engagement opportunities were added to the lineup of opportunities available to libraries nationwide.  NASA Science4Girls in 2013

This year, the theme of Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”  Libraries are invited to partner with NASA science education programs to empower women’s success – especially in science – starting from when they are young. Libraries will have the opportunity to host events related to NASA’s scientific explorations of our home planet Earth, our Sun, our solar system, and the Universe beyond and to engage girls and their families in making discoveries for themselves.  Thinking ahead to 2014

 

Excited to host your own event or connect with our resources?

Be sure to visit the NASA Science4Girls homepage for libraries

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