NASA Science Summer Events and Activities
Let NASA bring the universe to your home this Summer! We’re inviting every student, educator, and lifelong learner to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration through unique opportunities from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages.
Science Activation Reach Map
Science Activation reaches learners in all 50 states and more than 110 countries around the world. In 2020, we reached an estimated 22 million learners in the US. State by state totals and specific touchpoints are captured in this interactive map for 2019 and 2020.
Learning Ecosystems Northeast
Through authentic, local investigations of climate impacts that leverage NASA’s Earth data resources, we connect formal and informal educators to advance climate and data literacy for middle-grade youth -- starting in Maine and extending across the Northeast.
Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa) will engage undergraduate students from 6 Historically Black Colleges in NASA-related airborne science campaigns during an 8-week summer program. The experience will be tied back to the classroom by faculty mentors who create a year-round geoscience learning ecosystem.
A cooperative network of competitively-selected teams across the Nation connects NASA science experts, content, and experiences with communities to activate minds and deepen understanding of our world and beyond.
We extend our reach through strategic partnerships with community-based and audience-based organizations to support institutional, state, and local efforts. These partnerships have increased by 20% since 2016.
NASA and NASA-funded scientists work with Science Activation behind the scenes and directly with learners to share the story, the science, and the adventure of NASA science.
Our teams use evidence-based solutions to reach and motivate learners of all ages and document them so that others can benefit.
What is SMD’s Science Activation program? NASA Science has a new team to help learners of all ages “do” science! For the next five years, a cooperative network of twenty-nine competitively-selected teams from across the Nation will connect NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond. The program is informed by a 2019 assessment from NASEM.