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August 2013 Nuggets

Updated on October 22, 2013 - 1:45 PM CDT
Posted on September 9, 2013 - 11:07 AM CDT

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1. Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) presents their “Survivor” module at the GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting at GSFC
• GPM educators presented the "Survivor" module at the annual GLOBE partner meeting held August 12-16 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
• Participants were taught how to use the outdoors to help students collect data, determine freshwater present in the atmosphere, the biosphere, the geosphere and the hydrosphere.

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2.Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) hosts library program for young folks
• GPM supported the request from the Damascus Regional Library, Montgomery County, MD for a program for young folks.
• Sessions were held for 3-5 year olds followed by a program for 6-8 year old children.
• Students were actively engaged listening to stories, learned how much of Earth's water is fresh water in hands-on activities and learned about the water cycle in games and songs.

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3. Know Your Earth, Houston School visits
• Jennifer Olson, a NASA Langley scientist extended the Know Your Earth campaign by visiting her hometown school district and civic organizations while in Houston, TX during field missions for SEAC4RS and DISCOVER-AQ.
• Olson visited with more than 2,700 students in Santa Fe Independent School District about NASA Earth Science
• Jennifer was also honored by the Santa Fe ISD, featured on Know Your Earth and presented at the Rotary Club while in Santa Fe, TX.

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4.'s State of Flux featured on the front page of The Huffington Post
• The Huffington Post showcased NASA images of melting ice, wildfire scars and disappearing lakes from around the US in an article titled "This Is What It Looks Like When Glaciers Melt and The West Burns".
• Social media stats from the article show that it has received 1,254 comments, shared on FaceBook 687 times and re-tweeted 257 times.

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