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3-D Thursdays for Rural Educators

Join Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator hosts Rachael Arens and Michael Guarraia at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm CT as they present a webinar series for rural educators across the nation. The webinars highlight NASA’s assets and connect rural educators to resources, networking, and further professional development opportunities.

For more information, please contact Rachael Arens.


Are you looking for ways to engage your students in NASA supported Earth Day activities? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, April 7th at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they welcome Dr. Trena Ferrell from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to dive into NASA lessons and resources to highlight Earth Day!

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Are you on the hunt for ways to engage your students with real-world connections to standards-based learning? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they dig into NASA eClips videos and resources that build STEM literacy through the lens of NASA. This webinar is targeted for formal and nonformal educators of learners in grades 3 – 12.

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Have you been searching for ways to better support your neurodiverse learners? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, February 3rd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they learn about the NASA Neurodiversity Network (N3) that develops resources and internships for youth on the autism spectrum!
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Join Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator hosts Rachael Arens and Michael Guarraia at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm CT as they present a webinar series for rural educators across the nation. The webinars highlight NASA’s assets and connect rural educators to resources, networking, and further professional development opportunities.

Here are the recordings to date:

December 2, 2021: James Webb Space Telescope and Educational...

Are your students looking for opportunities to become NASA scientists? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, January 6th at 7pm CT as they learn about the STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Summer Intern Program that engages student interns to view and investigate NASA remote sensing data, mission design, analysis of ice sheets, Earth's gravity field, and other observations...

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Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, December 2nd at 7pm CT as they dive into the science behind the James Webb Space Telescope and explore some educator resources related to this incredible telescope! This webinar is suitable for all grades K-12. Access registration here!

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Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, November 4th at 7pm CT as they learn from Sarah Kirn, Citizen Science Strategist for NASA, about the variety of available NASA citizen science projects spanning all three scientific domains (Life, Physical, and Earth & Space). Projects can be conducted regardless of educators’ unique geographic locations and can meet the content and age-level...

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Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows at NASA on Thursday, October 7th at 7pm CT to learn how to enhance your role as a STEM educator and leader through paid fellowship opportunities at Federal agencies! See attached flyer for details.

Special guests: Dr. Kama Almasi, Mike Vargas, and Svea Anderson.

Register at https://forms.gle/EiYPJdRnuGftRiiK7 

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The recording for the May 6 event, freestyle conversation with NASA’s Dr. Caitlin Ahrens and Dr. James Green sharing their journeys from rural America to NASA is available.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dptw8BsptSXOp3I5zAC-1KBa1gAM67iZ/view