MOU American Camp Association

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
MOU American Camp Association
E/PO Project Name:
MOU American Camp Association
Contact Information:
Department of Education and Public Engagement
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard Houston TX 77058
Program Element / Activity Website:
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Informal Education Working Group; SMD Community Members
Short Description:

A memorandum of understanding between NASA and the American Camp Association went into effect November 30, 2012. It is the intent of NASA to provide printed and Internet-accessible material and information to be disseminated to youth utilizing the ACA capabilities. Through this partnership, NASA will:

  • broaden the STEM-related educational resources that are available to the camp community,
  • promote ACA and ACA-resources to broader audiences,
  • enhance professional development opportunities for camp professionals.

This cross-forum effort is being led by the Planetary Science Forum.

Program Element / Activity Status
Please list products / materials that will result / have resulted from this program element / activity:
Name: Activities for Camps and Outdoor Learning Centers by NASA Wavelength
URL: http://nasawavelength.org/list/283
Status: Completed
Name: Weather Activities from NASA
URL: https://www.acacamps.org/knowledge/science-technology-engineering-and-math-stem/weather
Status: Completed
Name: Marvelous Moon: Hands-on NASA Activities to Bring the Moon's Life Story to Camp Audiences
URL: http://www.acacamps.org/einstitute/hands-on-NASA-activities
Status: Completed
Name: Explore! Mars with NASA through Hands-on Activities
URL: http://www.acacamps.org/einstitute/explore-mars-with-NASA
Status: Completed
Name: "ACA Now" Feature about International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
URL: http://www.acacamps.org/sites/default/files/acanow/140819.htm
Status: Completed
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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
  • Better Serve Groups Historically Under-represented in STEM Fields