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[NASA Earth] Nugget Reminder for the May 11, 2015 Tagup

Posted on May 5, 2015 - 1:14 PM CDT

Tags: SMD E/PO Community | Forum Posts

Dear Earth Science folks,


Just a friendly reminder to send me your Earth Nuggets by COB Thursday, May 7, 2015.

 

Please use the **Updated Nugget Template** http://smdepo.org/topic/5720 found on the workspace.

 

Nugget Guidelines

  • Please use the NEW Template, No cover slide necessary. http://smdepo.org/topic/5720
  • Your Nuggets are now viewable on the public side of the workspace,
  • Avoid Red Text (reds and greens are often indistinguishable with color-blind viewers),
  • Spell out acronyms at least once in your Nugget,
  • The 5W’s (who, what, where, when why),
  • Use interesting visuals,
  • Nuggets with pictures of children cannot be used unless a signed parental release form is on file (e.g., with you or the school or other organization hosting the event). Please state in the Notes section of the PowerPoint that the photo release is on file and where.

 

An Earth Science Nugget is a one-page PowerPoint slide summary of education and/or public outreach activities, major milestones, and other achievements, including description, photos and support information as appropriate, and metrics.

 

A Nugget may be submitted in advance of the event and/or for after-the-fact. 

 

  • Upcoming-Events Nuggets are submitted so the Earth Science Division (ESD) can help promote the event and use it to leverage value via partnering or other support. 

 

  • After-the-Fact Nuggets report the metrics of success relating to an E/PO activity/program already conducted and are used by ESD and Science Mission Directorate (SMD) E/PO leadership.


Earth Science Nuggets and/or the Nugget content are distributed to leadership and staff in order to raise awareness of upcoming ESD E/PO activities and the success metrics of those already conducted, ESD and SMD E/PO leadership, who may share selected Nuggets with SMD leadership via Weekly/Monthly Activity Reports as appropriate, and Forum leads to share with the E/PO community. In addition, Nuggets/Nugget content may be conveyed upward within NASA, to other STEM and government organizations, and even to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (Executive Office of the President). From there, Nuggets/Nugget content may be provided to the formal/informal education communities and to the general public.

 

Types of Topics Appropriate for Nuggets

Examples of E/PO activities, events, and related items that would make appropriate topics for Nuggets include, but are not limited to Family Science Days, Public Lectures, Open Houses, Educator Workshops, NASA Science4Girls, release of mission-related websites, conclusion of an annual intern program, or the outcome of a student contest.

 

How To Submit a Nugget

STEP 1: Prepare the Nugget. Use the Earth Science Nugget template at http://smdepo.org/topic/5720. There is only one slide, the content slide.

Key items to remember:

  • A 100-200-word description of what is planned, its intended outcomes, why it is important, and your partners
  • One or more illustrative photos

 

Please make sure to reduce the size and/or resolution of your photos (72ppi is great for viewing on computer monitors.) so that the file size of your PowerPoint is less than 2MB, preferably less than 1MB if possible. The file size of the Nugget template has been reduced to help with this; it can be downloaded from the workspace at the link above.

 

  • The date of your event
  • The number of participants (if known)
  • Your name and email address in lower right corner
  • URL of any supporting website

 

For After-the-Fact Nuggets, include the above information, but also include performance metrics: what impact are you having (in one or more of these areas):

  • Numbers of people reached
  • Changes in behaviors, attitudes, skills, interest, and/or knowledge
  • Reaching underserved or underrepresented audiences
  • What goals did you have when you started?  Are you meeting those goals?

 

Nuggets with pictures of children cannot be used unless a signed parental release form is on file (e.g., with you or the school or other organization hosting the event). Please state in the Notes section of the PowerPoint that the photo release is on file and where.

 

 

STEP 2: Submit your Nugget to Cassie Soeffing (cassie_soeffing@strategies.org)

 

What Happens Next

Your Earth Science Nugget, it will be:

  • Posted on the E/PO Community workspace under the Topic Nuggets
  • Posted on the monthly Earth Science calendar date for the community tagup (e.g. January 12, 2015 http://smdepo.org/post/7636)
  • Shared with Ming-Ying Wei, Earth Science Education Program Manager and Stephanie Stockman, SMD E/PO Lead, for showcasing E/PO community work to SMD leadership and beyond.

 

If you have trouble accessing the Nugget template or using the workspace, contact me for assistance (cassie_soeffing@strategies.org).

 

All the Best!

Cassie