National Science Foundation Awards Inclusive Astronomy Video
At the 2022 STEM for All Showcase, the short video "Welcoming Girls to Astronomy" was selected to receive the prestigious Facilitator’s Choice Award. This video, produced by Theresa Summer at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, showcases a series of 5 short videos that give practical tips for creating a more welcoming environment at outreach events.
This video series was created as part of the former NASA Science Activation project team “Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts”, led by the SETI Institute (https://www.seti.org/) who also created the Girl Scout Space Science Badges.
“While the project ended, the topics are relevant beyond the astronomy community and are useful for working with anyone who may feel that they don’t belong in science. The work showcased here was critically important for our community development and we’ve also heard feedback that the videos are being used in museums, colleges, and beyond. The fact is, we all have a part to play in making astronomy more welcoming. And taking that first step is easier than you might think.” ~ Vivian White
Access these resources for Girl-Friendly Astronomy Engagement: https://bit.ly/astronomygirls