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Spread the word! Looking for middle school and high school teachers to join the NASA Heliophysics Community of Practice!

Updated on July 15, 2015 - 2:06 PM CDT
Posted on July 15, 2015 - 12:16 PM CDT

Tags: High School | Middle School | SMD E/PO Community | Community of Practice | Print Materials / Products | Student / Teacher Participation

The NASA SMD Heliophysics Community of Practice has been meeting monthly for almost three years and we would love to welcome new members! If you work with Middle or High School educators (formal or informal!) through workshops or conferences that you share opportunities with, or perhaps you have an educator or two that is enthusiastic to learn more about solar activity and Sun-Earth connections while connecting and buiding relationships with other science educators across the nation, this group may be of great interest to them. 

We have created a short (3 min!) video that explains what this community is all about from the educator members themselves. We also have text language all set for you to just cut and paste into your email, newsletters, list servs, or social media outlets! There is opportunity for teachers to learn more and contact me for additional info for joining this fantastic group!

Thank you for this support and help growing our community!

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Join the NASA Solar Science Education Community!

Each month, NASA science and education experts join with educators of middle and high school audiences to discuss topics about the Sun and Sun-Earth connections, share educational resources and experiences using with students, and experiences using them as educators. Members of the community build strong relationships with other educators and NASA solar scientists across the country, while connecting more deeply with solar science concepts, acquiring a collection of resources and materials to use in their field, and discovering more opportunities to develop professionally.


We would love to have more educators join our vibrant group! All that is required is a desire to learn about sun science (heliophysics) and how to bring it to student audiences. To hear more about this exciting, engaging and free community of practice for science educators from the members themselves, click on the link for a short informative video. Please feel free to contact Andi Nelson at with any questions or curiosities. We hope you will join us!