Science Activation Highlights

These highlights offer updates on an activity that impacted learners using NASA Science-funded experts, content, or authentic experiences.

All Science
Aug 12, 2022
NASA's Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative (SMSC) was one of many organizations that hosted NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) First Images Livestream event on July 12th, 2022, with an introduction for our local audience by SMSC Principal Investigator, Matt Cass. The next day, SMSC followed... Read More
Earth
Aug 8, 2022
In July and August, 2022, Maine libraries joined colleagues across the country to celebrate the "Oceans of Possibilities!" summer reading theme, and the NASA-funded Learning Ecosystems Northeast (LENE) team was there to help. LENE partners Maine State Library (MSL) and Gulf of Maine Research... Read More
Earth
Aug 5, 2022
Approximately seventy students from Portland Public Schools' Summer School felt like scientists as they explored the ocean with staff from Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the NASA-funded Learning Ecosystems Northeast project. Each Thursday in July 2022, the students spent the morning exploring... Read More
All Science
Aug 4, 2022
Professionals from one hundred science centers, children’s museums, and public planetariums across the United States participated in the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) Earth & Space project-based professional learning community during October 2021 - April 2022.... Read More
Sun
Jul 29, 2022
NASA's Heliosphysics Education Activation Team (NASA HEAT) collaborated with Maryland 4H to co-develop and pilot a heliophysics-based club with ten middle-school-aged youths. The club consisted of six two-hour virtual club sessions that focused on how NASA missions study the heliosphere. Ten 4H... Read More
All Science
Jul 28, 2022
Each year, NASA's Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pathways (NESSP) project hosts a national Rover Observation And Drone Survey (ROADS) challenge where teams of students in grades 4-12 work together to complete hands-on objectives related to NASA missions. Top teams that participated in 2019 and... Read More
All Science
Jul 26, 2022
Engaging future researchers and leaders with accessibility and inclusion concepts and best practices early in their careers is a key step in broadening participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). In order to get early career physics researchers thinking about how they... Read More
All Science
Jul 25, 2022
A member of the NASA Science Activation NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) project team was invited to present at the 2022 Civil Rights Best Practices Exchange Forum hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration.  On July 13, 2022, Jessica Taylor from NASA Langley Research... Read More
All Science
Jul 22, 2022
Properly utilizing new learning technologies and techniques will undoubtedly increase the accessibility and diversity of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) engagement in the U.S. However, technologies alone are not enough to create effective engagement and learning... Read More
Sun
Jul 15, 2022
The Temple / American Association of Physics Teachers group of the NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (NASA HEAT) recently carried out a series of virtual Saturday workshops during the 2021-2022 academic year followed by a 2.5-day workshop for eight educational leaders across the U.S. in... Read More
Earth
Jul 14, 2022
Dr. Sharon Bowers, Senior STEM Educator from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE), facilitated and presented three coordinated professional learning experiences for over 75 New York State Master Teachers (NYSMTP) between March 31, 2022 and May 18,... Read More
All Science
Jul 13, 2022
In April, 2022, NASA announced the selection of several proposals, totaling $12 million over four years, to five organizations from across the country to bring NASA science to learners of all ages, backgrounds, and communities (learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/3IlmOFb). One such award, led by... Read More
Earth
Jul 12, 2022
On May 5, 2022, educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) conducted an outreach with the Natasha House C.H.A.M.P.S. (Character, Honesty, Appreciation, Morals, Perseverance, Service) Program for youth. C.H.A.M.P.S. is a youth character... Read More
Earth
Jul 11, 2022
NASA's GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) team engaged over 20 students from grades 3-5 in an online Kids Club on Wednesday afternoons for six weeks in April and May, 2022. It was the second year of Kids Club. Student participants came from various locations, from Marquette, MI to Hampton, VA. The... Read More
All Science
Jul 5, 2022
The NASA Community College Network, a 5-year program to bring NASA science and scientific expertise into the nation's community colleges, has entered its second year, doubling its reach in both participating colleges and participating scientists from its pilot year. As part of the program,... Read More
Solar System
Jun 29, 2022
NASA’s Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve (CIDSR) STEM Network is very excited to welcome its first NASA-funded astronomer-in-residence! Catherine Slaughter will lead space science outreach events and give community lectures to share her love of astronomy with the public. The Idaho Statesman recently... Read More
Universe
Jun 28, 2022
Co-founded by NASA astronauts Dr. Edward Lu and Rusty Schweickart, the B612 Foundation and its core program, the Asteroid Institute, are dedicated to discovering asteroids to protect our planet from impacts and inform global decisions related to planetary defense. The organization uses NASA-funded... Read More
Earth
Jun 27, 2022
The NASA Science Activation program’s Learning Ecosystems Northeast (LENE) project catalyzes the creation of Connected Learning Ecosystems (CLE) – places where teachers, librarians, and informal educators in local regions come together as peer communities to break down the barriers between in- and... Read More
Earth
Jun 24, 2022
On May 26th, 2022, Matt Cass and Randi Neff of NASA’s Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative were invited by Kal Mannis, Project WILD coordinator for Arizona, to present at the annual Project WILD meeting in Lake Logan, North Carolina. During their presentation to 30+ educators and professionals, Randi... Read More
Earth
Jun 23, 2022
NASA's GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) project extends its reach to GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program students all over the world. Recently, GME work has supported students in England, Malta, and Thailand. On Friday, May 6th, students participating in the Girl's... Read More
Earth
Jun 22, 2022
Students, educators, and citizen scientists from over 1,000 locations in over 26 countries participated in the Spring 2022 Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. During this Intensive Observation Period (IOP), which ran from Earth Day (April 22) to May 22 (International Biodiversity Day... Read More
All Science
Jun 17, 2022
The NASA SMD Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) team offers bi-annual Seed Grant selections of $5K - $20K to scientists and engineers for projects that can bring their science to national audiences with the help of a NASA Science Activation (SciAct) Project Team (check out the teams: ... Read More
Earth
Jun 16, 2022
Students from across the United States recently presented their authentic research projects at several face-to-face and virtual symposia supported by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Mission Earth (GME), a NASA Science Activation project led by the University of... Read More
Universe
Jun 15, 2022
Science Olympiad is one of the nation’s most prestigious STEM competitions. The competition, hosted by Caltech in 2022, is comprised of knowledge events designed by experts from government agencies, top universities, and industry, covering topics in engineering, physics, epidemiology, astronomy,... Read More
Universe
Jun 14, 2022
During May 2022, NASA's Universe of Learning Accessible Learning Resources team and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory released a pair of sonifications on black holes. The two black hole sonifications, one of M87 and the other of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster, were released on May 4, 2022 through a NASA... Read More
Earth
Jun 13, 2022
On April 29th, 2022, National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) Educator Betsy McAllister shared about NASA careers with 147 students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade at William Cooper Elementary Magnet School in Hampton, Virginia. Learners were introduced to what... Read More
Earth
Jun 10, 2022
NASA eClips Educators participated in Yorktown Elementary School’s Annual STEM Night on April 19, 2022, engaging students and their families in actively building their understanding of the life cycle of a Sun-like star.  Over 200 families moved through the stages in the life cycle of a Sun-... Read More
Earth
Jun 9, 2022
Over 300 elementary school educators participated in engineering and technology-based activities designed to develop technological awareness and skills at the NASA eClips booth of the virtual Virginia Children’s Engineering Convention (VCEC) from February 8-10, 2022. The NASA eClips Team interacted... Read More
Earth
Jun 8, 2022
The National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) Education Team presented a STEMinar entitled “5E, 6E, 7E Lesson Models: What’s the Big Deal About E’s?” for the International Technology and Engineering Educator’s Association (ITEEA) on April 28, 2022. The 17... Read More
All Science
Jun 7, 2022
The American Museum of Natural History’s OpenSpace Project  is a NASA-funded visualization and presentation tool that enables live exploration of the known universe, including observed data, models and simulations, recent discoveries, and even space mission activities. In May 2022, OpenSpace... Read More
Earth
Jun 6, 2022
Educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) recruited teachers from across the country to field test and provide feedback on the newly revised NASA eClips Engineering Design Packets (EDP). The “Elementary Engineering Design Packet” (students... Read More
Earth
Jun 3, 2022
The My NASA Data program provides educators with relevant NASA Data resources and educational tools for teaching Earth science phenomena to students from grades 3-12. These resources may be used to support data analysis and interpretation learning for elementary, middle, and high school levels in... Read More
All Science
Jun 2, 2022
On May 15-16th, 2022, the Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative hosted a Lunar Eclipse viewing party along with trivia and other lunar activities with the help of Innovation Station in Dillsboro, NC. Binoculars and telescopes were set up in the parking lot for optimal viewing and the Lunar Eclipse... Read More
Earth
May 31, 2022
On Earth Day 2022 (April 22nd), the NASA Science Activation project team Arctic and Earth STEM Integrating GLOBE and NASA Assets (Arctic SIGNs), led by International Arctic Research at University of Alaska Fairbanks, hosted the first-ever GLOBE Student Research Symposium in Alaska for K-12 youth... Read More
Earth
May 27, 2022
With the help of several NASA Science Activation teams, seventy-five planetarium professionals considered the affordances and challenges of the planetarium as a place to engage audiences in learning experiences regarding climate and climate dynamics. The Mid-Atlantic Planetarium Conference (held... Read More
All Science
May 26, 2022
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... Read More
Earth
May 24, 2022
Randi Neff, Project Coordinator of The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative, partnered with Cullowhee Valley School in Cullowhee, North Carolina to promote citizen science education and activities for fifth grade students. The group, called Creek Club, was led by Karen Kandl and met after school in... Read More
Earth
May 23, 2022
In early May 2022, NASA released a new instructional video for educators featuring the My NASA Data “Exploring Sea Level Rise with Others” lesson plan and showing strategies for engaging all students in data analysis. This new video is part of the Innovative Differentiated Exploration Activities in... Read More
Universe
May 20, 2022
​On April 27th, 2022, the American Museum of Natural History held its first public program in the Hayden Planetarium since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. "Astronomy Live: Our Dynamic Universe" was presented as part of the American Astronomical Society’s 53rd annual meeting of the Division... Read More
Earth
May 19, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Keystone 10 (K10) Million Trees Partnership is a collaborative effort in Pennsylvania by national, regional, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and citizens committed to improving Pennsylvania's communities,... Read More
Solar System
May 16, 2022
A 2021 survey of planetary scientists revealed a desire to engage more effectively with diverse communities and a need for help in learning where and how to begin. In April 2022, the Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) team held a three-day pilot workshop at Arizona State University (... Read More
Earth
May 13, 2022
Utilizing NASA eClips™ resources and activities, educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) and several guest presenters hosted a virtual Pre-Earth Day Event for students and families on April 12, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m ET. Former... Read More
Earth
May 12, 2022
Over 300 teachers visited the NASA eClips™ exhibit table at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conference in Houston, TX, from March 31 – April 2, 2022. Joan Harper-Neely, STEM Education Specialist from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-... Read More
Universe
May 11, 2022
A member of NASA Science Activation's Infiniscope project, Seyi Okuneye moved to Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2021 to teach science for the InterAmerican Academy. In October of that year, Okuneye held his first Astronomy Night for students and parents in the community, featuring an Infiniscope virtual... Read More
All Science
May 10, 2022
In December, 2021, libraries across the United States celebrated the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) by hosting events and participating in JWST reading challenges and launch activities.   Science Activation's NASA@ My Library project partnered with Beanstack, a reading and... Read More
All Science
May 9, 2022
On April 18th at Green Lake State Park, in Fayetteville, NY, New York State Master Teachers were participants in a unique, astrobiologically significant training opportunity to learn how to create virtual field trips with Infiniscope's Tour It Tool.  The training consisted of three virtual... Read More
Earth
May 5, 2022
​On April 19, Dr. Rusty Low, part of NASA Science Activation's Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, presented the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper as part of Los Angeles Public Library Neighborhood Science Tuesdays (... Read More
Earth
May 4, 2022
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. One part of the GLOBE Program, GLOBE Observer, is made up of an... Read More
All Science
May 3, 2022
Teachers from the NASA-affiliated Montana Learning Center in Helena, Mont. are being lauded as two of the nation’s leading educators.  Fifth grade teacher Chris Pavlovich of East Side Intermediate School in Livingston, Mont., was recently recognized with the prestigious Presidential Award for... Read More
Earth
May 2, 2022
Educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) and Screencastify representatives joined forces on April 5, 2022 to show other formal and non-formal educators how to use the NASA Spotlite Design Challenge with learners to confront science... Read More
Earth
Apr 29, 2022
Even in an online meeting room, the energy of 15 middle school girls was contagious. The National Institute of Aerospace's Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) led the girls in discussions and hands-on activities during the STEM event hosted by Butterfly Village, Inc.  The "... Read More
All Science
Apr 27, 2022
Looking for ways to share your science or get involved in outreach activities? The NASA Science Mission Directorate Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) Team is pleased to announce a rolling funding opportunity through NASA’s Science Activation 2.0 Education and Community Outreach Program (... Read More
Earth
Apr 26, 2022
On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign held a special kick-off webinar for the Spring 2022 Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (in collaboration with the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign, United Nations Environment Programme/Global... Read More
Universe
Apr 25, 2022
Celebrating the confirmation of the 5000th exoplanet? NASA’s Universe of Learning has put together learning resources to help you explore the science of exoplanets, including resources for learners across a wide range of engagement venues, knowledge levels, and interests. These resources were... Read More
Universe
Apr 22, 2022
The Informal Learning Network, a collaboration of museums and cultural institutions affiliated with the Smithsonian and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), is excited to announce that, on April 1st, 2022, it selected 21 of these museums from across the country to help expand... Read More
Universe
Apr 20, 2022
"Discover Exoplanets: the Search for Alien Earths" is a traveling exhibit that visited Fort Lupton, Colorado, a rural community with a population of ~ 10,000 people, with a 56% Latinx population, from December, 2021 – March, 2022. This exhibit, supported by NASA’s Universe of Learning, serves as a... Read More
Universe
Apr 19, 2022
On January 25, 2022, the NASA’s Universe of Learning AstroViz team released a visualization of a massive stars’ explosion. This video, boasting over 47,000 views as of April 11th, explores the intense brightening seen in the 1840s and, using data from Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer, explores in 3D... Read More
Earth
Apr 18, 2022
​Over 100 teachers visited the NASA eClips exhibit table at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference’s Showcase in Orlando, FL on March 10, 2022. Joan Harper-Neely, STEM Education Specialist at the National Institute of Aerospace and member of the NASA... Read More
Earth
Apr 15, 2022
The Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa) program has confirmed its first cohort of 25 first- and second-year early career undergraduate students. For the eight weeks from June 6th through July 29th, 2022 , the students will engage in hands-on research experience in all components of a... Read More
Solar System
Apr 12, 2022
NASA Science Activation teams Planetary Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (Planetary ReaCH) and NASA SMD Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) came together March 15th to host a virtual workshop titled “Boosting Inclusivity in Educational Outreach”. This workshop was a peripheral event... Read More
All Science
Apr 11, 2022
​The NASA SMD Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) hosted an informational webinar in March to support applicants for the inaugural NASA SCoPE Seed Grants. This min-grant program endeavors to reduce barriers for subject matter experts (SMEs) to engage in science communications with the... Read More
Solar System
Apr 6, 2022
In late March, 2022, PLANETS landed in Las Vegas, Nevada! Their professional development team worked with several enthusiastic and dedicated educators interested in contributing to the field of out-of-school time STEM education. Their co-design input will affect optimizations for the PLANETS... Read More
Earth
Apr 5, 2022
The NASA GLOBE Cloud Challenge 2022: Clouds in a Changing Climate, held from January 15th to February 15th, asked citizen scientists around the world to submit cloud observations through The GLOBE Program, which allows citizen scientists to submit observations through the GLOBE Observer app and... Read More
Earth
Apr 4, 2022
Several NASA Science Activation (SciAct) project teams collaborated to conduct three hybrid workshops on February 10th, 2022, for the 2022 Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC) at Space Center Houston. The three workshop sessions highlighted NASA Science and incorporated SciAct activities,... Read More
Earth
Apr 1, 2022
​During the Summer of 2021, Science Activation's NASA eClips project team facilitated a program in collaboration with Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) National Estuarine Research Reserve, in which students honed their critical thinking skills and developed technological and science literacy by... Read More
Earth
Mar 29, 2022
​Science Activation's NASA eClips Education Team presented at the 3-D Thursdays NASA Series for K-12 Rural Educators webinar, held on March 3, 2022, with 21 educators from across the nation in attendance. This webinar series is hosted by Rachel Arens, Associate Researcher with the NASA Science... Read More
Earth
Mar 28, 2022
Camp programs provide enriching, experiential education opportunities for children and communities across the Nation, and camp professionals are the incredible people engaging youth in these many teachable moments. The GLOBE Goes to Camp project recently attended the American Camp Association... Read More
Universe
Mar 24, 2022
In late February, the New York Hall of Science hosted a free, 5-day winter camp attended by autistic middle-school learners. The 18 camp participants tested out NASA astronomy activities, curated by the NASA Neurodiversity Network (N3), as part of the N3 co-design process – a process that involves... Read More
Earth
Mar 23, 2022
On February 3rd, 2022, more than 50 students from Delta Junction, Alaska, had these and many more insightful questions to ask Dr. Russanne Low from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and science lead for the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper. These students' classes have... Read More
Earth
Mar 21, 2022
​Part of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's (GMRI) climate-focused work is to support a network of regional peer communities of teachers, informal educators, and librarians as they work with youth to investigate locally compelling and relevant impacts of climate change. That work is a natural... Read More
Earth
Mar 15, 2022
​Twenty four international educators recently joined NASA Langley Research Center’s Elizabeth Joyner to learn about using real NASA data in Earth Science K12 formal learning environments. My NASA Data has educational tools and resources for students from grades 3-12. Joyner underscored how these... Read More
Earth
Mar 11, 2022
​The "ExploreHope Air Quality Monitoring Project" at Hope College in Holland, Michigan (supported by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium) facilitates the use of portable air quality monitoring technology into middle and high school classrooms. Air quality monitors, developed by Don Triezenberg, a... Read More
Universe
Mar 4, 2022
​NASA’s Neurodiversity Network (N3) – a Science Activation project focused on "Creating Inclusive Informal Learning Opportunities across the Spectrum" – recently staffed a table at a community astronomy fair organized by the College of Marin in Marin City, California. There were approximately 100... Read More
Earth
Mar 2, 2022
​On January 25th, 2022, educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) recently presented “NASA eClips: Engaging Videos, Activities, and Resources for Formal and Nonformal Audiences” during a NASA Solar System Ambassadors Professional... Read More
Earth
Mar 1, 2022
​Science Activation's NASA eClips and NASA’s Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) teams, along with The GLOBE Program, and the GLOBE Observer, have partnered to co-develop and promote the NASA Spotlite Challenge: Cloud Detectives. Representatives from the NASA eClips and NESEC teams (Joan... Read More
Earth
Mar 1, 2022
​On January 19th, 2022, Brian Campbell (from Science Activation's NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative, NESEC) gave a virtual presentation as part of the United Nations Environment Climate Leadership’s new Sustainable Leaders’ Hub Program, based at the United Nations Environment Programme in... Read More
All Science
Feb 23, 2022
Looking for ways to share your science or get involved in outreach activities? The NASA Science Mission Directorate Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) Team is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through NASA’s Science Activation 2.0 Education and Community Outreach Program (SciAct).... Read More
All Science
Feb 18, 2022
The Boise State Physics department holds a monthly astronomy event on the first Friday of every month, during which they virtually host space science-related experts to talk about their work and research and answers astronomy questions. This month, they hosted Chris Anderson from one of NASA... Read More
Earth
Feb 10, 2022
On 01/20/2022, NASA Langley’s Elizabeth Joyner presented My NASA Data to 36 New Jersey teachers from grades 4-12 enrolled in the Montclair State University's Climate Science Program. Joyner showcased My NASA Data resources that incorporate NASA Earth data and hands-on activities modeling what can... Read More
All Science
Feb 9, 2022
​NASA Science Activation (SciAct) recently supported two sessions at the regional American Camp Association Texoma Conference from January 11-12, 2022 – one session on Mars Exploration and the other on the 2023-2024 solar eclipses. Presenter Christine Shupla (Lunar and Planetary Institute)... Read More
Earth
Feb 8, 2022
Two Science Activation project teams, NASA eClips™ and NASA’s Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC), have partnered with the GLOBE Program and GLOBE Observer to co-develop and promote a new NASA Spotlite Challenge: Cloud Detectives. NASA Spotlites are short (90-120 second), student-produced... Read More
Earth
Feb 3, 2022
​Educators from the National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education (NIA-CISE) hosted a virtual focus group discussion with the NASA eClips Advisory Board to solicit feedback on how best to organize Spotlite resources on the NASA eClips website. NASA Spotlite Resources... Read More
Earth
Jan 31, 2022
Former NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) intern, 17-year-old Aseel Rawashdeh, recently received top honors in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Rawashdeh will receive an $80,000 award... Read More
Earth
Jan 28, 2022
NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) project team members Brian Campbell (Goddard Space Flight Center) and Peter Falcon (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) recently attended the 2021 Fall American Geophysical Union Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brian led the NASA exhibit efforts for... Read More
Earth
Jan 24, 2022
​In response to the current COVID restrictions, the 2020 SEES program went virtual to provided a safe virtual summer internship experience opportunity for 333 high school sophomores and juniors over 13 different project choices. SEES Interns worked remotely with Scientists and Engineers at UT/CSR... Read More
All Science
Jan 21, 2022
​At the AGU Fall Meeting held in December 2021, the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) program team connected with more than 400 career and early career scientists to share how they can get involved with NASA Science Activation (SciAct) program as Subject... Read More
Earth
Jan 20, 2022
​On 1/12/2022, NASA Langley’s Elizabeth Joyner presented to 21 STEM educators from across the U.S. who participate in the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) project. AREN is a NASA-supported project designed to train learners to observe and understand our planet Earth through experiential... Read More
All Science
Jan 18, 2022
​Infiniscope and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) are combining efforts to transform Earth and Space Science (ESS) in K12 education. The effort begins by raising awareness with the AGU community at the annual Fall Meeting, held December 6 - 14, 2021 both virtually and in-person. During the two... Read More
All Science
Jan 14, 2022
NASA had a major presence at the hybrid National Association for Interpretation annual conference in 2021, both virtually and in person in Palm Springs, CA. Participating NASA Science Activation teams included the Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership, the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative... Read More
Solar System
Jan 5, 2022
The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team at NASA's Johnson Space Center, collaborating with the Lunar and Planetary Science Institute, brought science alive for 150 Girl Scouts and parents on October 5, 2019 at International Observe the Moon Night. The event enabled 100 Girl... Read More
Earth
Dec 23, 2021
As part of the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC), Dorian Janney and Brian Campbell recently had the pleasure of mentoring a rising GLOBE Superstar: Yashraj Patil. Yashraj is an engineer from India who reached out to Dorian at the annual GLOBE Meeting this past summer. After hearing... Read More
Earth
Dec 23, 2021
On December 8, 2021, Dr. Rusty Low and Theresa Schwerin from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies presented a webinar for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) on the connections between NASA climate change science, citizen science observations (GLOBE Mosquito Habitat... Read More
Earth
Dec 16, 2021
​Two prominent science news organizations recently featured GLOBE Observer citizen science activities. On October 29th, 2021, the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) EOS news highlighted the GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper in an article titled “App Tracks Harmful Mosquitos with Help from Crowdsourced... Read More
Earth
Dec 15, 2021
This data report documents Adopt a Pixel 3 km, a method for systematically collecting GLOBE Land Cover and Mosquito Habitat data with the GLOBE Observer app and classifying correlated high resolution satellite imagery. It documents data collected and analyses done by 74 high school research interns... Read More
Earth
Dec 14, 2021
​My NASA Data team members, Desiray Wilson and Elizabeth Joyner, presented to 25 educators on data-rich instructional tools centered on the topic of Urban Heat Islands such as interactive models, storymaps, and other resources. The webinar was hosted by GLOBE Mission Earth partner, the University... Read More
Earth
Dec 10, 2021
​Elizabeth Joyner, NASA Langley, presented to 47 international educators through a collaboration with NASA's STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative and EarthEcho International, a leading environmental and ocean education nonprofit organization founded and led by Philippe Cousteau, in... Read More
Earth
Dec 9, 2021
​GLOBE Mission Earth’s, Elizabeth Joyner (My NASA Data), presented to 22 Education Ambassadors with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) on November 16, 2021. CCRI is a year-long STEM engagement opportunity for educators and graduate students to... Read More
Earth
Dec 1, 2021
NASA recently participated in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, an international summit focused on taking action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The U.S. Center's... Read More
Earth
Nov 30, 2021
The National Institute of Aerospace’s (NIA) Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) presented an asynchronous session and interacted with conference participants at the in-person exhibit booth at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Conference, held November 3-5, 2021, in... Read More
Earth
Nov 29, 2021
​The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently selected a technical paper produced as a part of NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) activities to be featured as a Research Spotlight on https://eos.org and on the journal's website. AGU Research Spotlights "summarize the research and... Read More
Earth
Nov 24, 2021
​On October 26th, 2021, NASA Langley Research Center Education Coordinator, Elizabeth Joyner, presented "Diving Deeper into the Nature of Science with Science Practices Using Data" to 15 pre-service education students currently enrolled in "The Nature of Science" course taught by Dr. Mark Templin... Read More
All Science
Nov 23, 2021
In March of 2020, after our facility was closed to the public in response to COVID-19, the three staff members at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center peered at each other from our various screens and asked “So, what do we do now?” As one of NASA’s official Visitor Centers, our team... Read More
Solar System
Nov 22, 2021
An educational activity created by education specialist Brandon Rodriguez (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) gets students in grades 6-12 learning about geography and planetary science through NASA's Mars Trek online interactive. Available on the JPL Education website as a project that students can... Read More
Earth
Nov 17, 2021
​On October 29th, 2021, NASA Langley Research Center Education Coordinator, Elizabeth Joyner, presented to 25 Superintendents from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ Global Studies 21st Century Skills Committee (GS-21). This presentation, coordinated and facilitated by Larissa... Read More
All Science
Nov 8, 2021
​Two James Webb Space Telescope Livestreams were held on October 13 and 14, 2021, reaching more than 1000 viewers across the United States, and counting! These livestreams are preparing people for the James Webb Space Telescope launch and resulted from the awesome collaboration between two NASA... Read More
Earth
Nov 5, 2021
​NESEC team member and Oregon State University researcher Peder Nelson led a webinar Oct. 13 for Earth to Sky titled “Telling Stories with Landsat: Make a Landsat GIF!” Peder contextualized Landsat science, highlighted tools like LandTrendr that interpreters can use to make satellite imagery... Read More
Universe
Nov 3, 2021
​The Eclipse Soundscapes: Citizen Science Project (ES: CSP) will introduce accessible opportunities for citizen scientists to participate in real and meaningful scientific research focusing on how eclipses affect Earth's life. Regine and her students have conducted in-depth research to create a... Read More
Earth
Nov 2, 2021
​Three students at Southwestern Community College associated with the Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative Project participated in the 2021 Space Apps Challenge Oct. 1-3 and were selected as Global Nominees for their informative work on Synthetic Aperture Radar.  Their unique approach... Read More
Earth
Oct 22, 2021
​Dr. Marangelly Cordero-Fuentes (GSFC) connected with students in all Earth Science classes at RB Stall High School in North Charleston, SC, in September. The school is part of the ENGAGE GLOBE Mission Earth cohort and has the highest English Language Learner population in South Carolina. Dr.... Read More
All Science
Oct 20, 2021
​On September 10, 2021, NASA's Neurodiversity Network (N3) sponsored a presentation showcase featuring the work done by the sixteen high school and beginning college summer interns (and 13 NASA Subject Matter Expert mentors) selected for our pilot program. Each mentor introduced their intern(s),... Read More
Earth
Oct 19, 2021
​Dr. Ariel Anbar of Arizona State University has been elected by the American Geophysical Union as a member of the 2021 Class of Fellows. Less than 0.1% of the nearly 130,000 members across AGU have been elected to this honorable recognition. Dr. Anbar is recognized for his contribution to the... Read More
All Science
Oct 18, 2021
Beginning June 6, 2011 through July 16, 2021, Yuma School District held four weeks of virtual camp sessions, serving 595 Hispanic students. Yuma School District is located in Yuma, Arizona and is a NASA ASTRO CAMP® Collaborative Program, (ACCP) partner and a One Migration Education Program. ... Read More
Earth
Oct 15, 2021
​On September 29, 2021, Elizabeth Joyner (NASA Langley) presented My NASA Data resources to 12 K-12 educators enrolled in the NASA Endeavor Masters-Level course, "Eyes on Earth: Teaching Earth Science from Space." The presentation included an overview of My NASA Data resources that integrate NASA... Read More
Solar System
Oct 8, 2021
Over 500 middle school girls and their parents participated in Rice University’s Reach for the Stars event held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This annual event encourages girls to pursue academic achievement and careers in STEM. ARES staff showcased meteorite hand samples, a lunar touchstone and... Read More
Earth
Oct 6, 2021
​Between July 25 and August 25, the NESEC-led GLOBE Observer team held the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge, which asked volunteers to collect concurrent observations of mosquito habitats and land cover to generate data, specifically photos, to support newly funded work in artificial intelligence/... Read More
Earth
Oct 5, 2021
​The NESEC-led GLOBE Mission Mosquito campaign partnered with the American Philosophical Society on Aug. 12, 2021 to present an interactive webinar exploring their virtual lesson, “A Malignant Tale.” The lesson focuses on Philadelphia’s 1793 yellow fever epidemic (a vector-borne disease).... Read More
All Science
Oct 4, 2021
REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, REACH features interviews with subject matter experts, interactive at-home activities, and... Read More
Universe
Oct 1, 2021
NASA ASTRO Camp Collaborative Partner (ACCP) FY21 Collaborators, Parque Estelar Camino Barranco de Badajoz, located in Guimar, Spain, was awarded with the Starlight Recognition 2020 in "Education and Dissemination of Astronomy" in the International Awards of the Starlight Foundation presented at... Read More
Earth
Sep 24, 2021
NASA eClips collaborated with NASA Harvest to create educational resources focusing on agriculture. Among these new resources are three new Ask SME videos highlighting NASA Harvest scientists who use Earth-observing satellite data to monitor the relationship between the Earth systems and the health... Read More
Earth
Sep 22, 2021
​Dr. Barbie Buckner from the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) hosted a conversation with Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C) and Janet Struble from the University of Toledo about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) on September 8, 2021. In the presentation, What is making... Read More
Earth
Sep 21, 2021
National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education Educators partnered with NASA’s Langley Research Center Science Directorate Educators and Hampton City School (HCS) teachers and administrators August 30, 2021 to incorporate NASA eClips and Elementary GLOBE resources into HCS’... Read More
Earth
Sep 17, 2021
Dr. Barbie Buckner, Educator Professional Development Specialist, and Dr. Sharon Bowers, NASA eClips™ Senior STEM Educator, presented "NASA STEM: Science and Engineering – Similar, but Different" to 27 participants on August 5, 2021, as part of the Texas State University NASA STEM Engagement... Read More
Solar System
Sep 16, 2021
Awesome Girls: Space Exploration - Mars to the Stars Prepare for the launch of the Perseverance rover in July! Join experts for an overview of the Mars mission and the stars beyond. Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts reached of 2200 girls via Girl-led webcasts for girls K – 12.... Read More
Earth
Sep 16, 2021
2020 SEES Speaker Series: Dr. Humboldt Mandell presents “Humans to Mars” on June 30, 2020.
Earth
Sep 16, 2021
NASA SEES High School Interns Speaker Series about Space Fact vs Fiction 2020 SEES Speaker Series: Dr. Wallace Fowler presents “Space – Fact vs Fiction” on June 25, 2020.
Earth
Sep 16, 2021
2020 SEES High School Intern Program  Keeping students engaged with NASA during COVID 2020 SEES Speaker Series: Renee Babcock presents “STEM Degrees and Applying for College” on June 18, 2020. 125 attended on Zoom.
Earth
Sep 16, 2021
NASA SEES High School Intern Speaker Series highlights the Artemis Mission 2020 SEES Speaker Series: Patricia Moore presents “Artemis Mission” on June 19, 2020. 128 attended on Zoom.
Sun
Sep 16, 2021
Total Solar Eclipse in South America  NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) members delivered products, gave presentations, and collaborated with NASA en Español, Office of Communications, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to engage many with the December 14th total solar... Read More
Earth
Sep 15, 2021
Margaret Pippin and Angela Rizzi at NASA LaRC established a partnership with North Dakota Space Grant (NDSG) and the teachers they support to participate in the GLOBE Mission Earth Air Quality Initiative. Pippin and Rizzi collaborated with NDSG from April through August 2021 to develop the content... Read More
The PM2.5 PurpleAir sensors distributed across the state captured the plumes reaching the ground in the northwest portion of the state but indicated smoke remains aloft in the eastern portion of the state.
Universe
Sep 14, 2021
​After a hiatus of 19 months, a dozen AAA teachers returned in late June and early July to participation in STEM immersion experiences at NASA's Airborne Science Facility in Palmdale, Calif., including flights on SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. 650 high school... Read More
Earth
Sep 13, 2021
NASA Langley Research Center has formed a GLOBE educator cohort for the 2021-2022 school year. Seven teams totaling 18 teachers from various schools across the United States, serving underrepresented students in STEM, were selected. The cohort is designed to be a community of practice for... Read More
Solar System
Sep 3, 2021
The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA from December 9-13, 2019. As part of the NASA booth, the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team brought Astromaterials assets including Apollo lunar samples, a carbonaceous... Read More
Earth
Sep 1, 2021
​NASA AREN played a key role at the Inclusive Community Camp for students of all abilities that was hosted at Montana State University in August 2-6, 2021. The theme of the week-long camp was based on AREN activities, and the curriculum was constructed in Fall 2020 by two MSU undergraduate... Read More
Solar System
Aug 31, 2021
​On January 28, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) meteorite processor, Curtis Calva, shared an overview of the work he does in NASA's Antarctic Meteorite Curation Laboratory. The event reached ~317 live participants and 400+ archived participants across 17 states and... Read More
Earth
Aug 30, 2021
GLOBE Mission EARTH hosted the NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) Group during June and July 2021. A total of 6 high school students joined the group as part of their highly-competitive NASA SEES Internship, and 3 teachers from the state of Ohio joined the... Read More
Earth
Aug 23, 2021
​Infiniscope welcomed over 26 educators and 28 participants to our Tour It Showcase, held August 5, 2021. These 26 educators participated in the summer Virtual Tours workshop held July 19 - 22, 2021 to learn how to increase accessibility using place-based education and created immersive virtual... Read More
Earth
Aug 20, 2021
On August 4, 2021, twenty Ohio middle and high school math teachers enhanced their skills in analyzing NASA data. NASA Langley’s Elizabeth Joyner, from My NASA Data, co-presented with Steve Phelps, Technology Instructional Specialist in Hamilton County, in demonstrating how to access NASA data that... Read More
Earth
Aug 19, 2021
On August 6, 2021, NASA Langley's Elizabeth Joyner presented at the Minnesota Space Grant's "NASA-in-the-Classroom" Educator Workshop to 11 educators from across the state. Teachers learned about Langley's My NASA Data instructional resources, as well as how to access NASA Earth data via the Earth... Read More
Earth
Aug 18, 2021
The NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) team supported the GLOBE Annual Meeting July 12-16 with 6 hour-long training sessions (Introduction to the GLOBE Observer app, and protocols including Clouds, Tree Height, Land Cover, and Mosquito Habitat Mapper); 7 community sessions (12... Read More
Earth
Aug 17, 2021
​On July 27, 2021 three GLOBE Mission Earth partners presented to 25 educators at the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) STEM Conference describing engineering resources and opportunities. Caleb Farny, Boston University, led the first presentation, Building Sensors to Collect... Read More
Earth
Aug 13, 2021
Infiniscope welcomed over 170 educators to our summer Virtual Tour Workshop held July 19 - July 22, 2021. Virtual tours increase accessibility to place-based education and enable educators to create immersive digital experiences that are tailored to the needs of their learners. This four-day... Read More
Earth
Aug 12, 2021
On July 14, 2021, the 2021 Earth Educators' Rendezvous Online conference hosted by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College featured two My NASA Data presentations in support of the theme, “Resources for Teaching, Preparing Teachers, and Career Prep.” These presentations, “... Read More
Earth
Aug 11, 2021
​NASA Langley’s My NASA Data Teacher Intern, Maria Royle, presented “Strategies for Working with Multilingual Learners” to 17 members of the GLOBE Mission Earth community and friends on July 27, 2021. Maria is a master teacher bringing over 17 years of experience to this internship role; she... Read More
All Science
Aug 9, 2021
American Museum of Natural History’s “Astronomy Online” virtual programming series was awarded a 2021 Media & Technology MUSE Award on July 23rd. “Astronomy Online” is a monthly program using OpenSpace to explore a variety of Earth and space science topics, from Mars 2020 to space weather... Read More
Earth
Aug 6, 2021
​​​On July 22, 2021, NASA Langley’s Elizabeth Joyner and Angela Rizzi presented at the New Mexico Space Grant's "NASA in the Classroom" Educator Workshop to 21 teachers from across the state.
Earth
Aug 5, 2021
​Elizabeth Joyner, Angela Rizzi, and Maria Royle from NASA Langley, presented My NASA Data to teachers from Providence, RI and Boston, MA on July 23 through the GLOBE Mission Earth partnership with Boston University.
Earth
Aug 4, 2021
Andy Henry and Geoff Bland from the AEROKATS & ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project offered TerraROVER training to GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) teachers in five locations July 21-23.
Earth
Aug 2, 2021
The National Institute of Aerospace's (NIA) Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) educators met virtually on June 18, 2021, with 70 first graders from Carver Elementary in Newport News, Va.
Earth
Jul 30, 2021
National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) Educators presented at the Mission Mars: A STEM Problem Based Learning Teacher Professional Development Institute on June 22, 2021, at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth, Va. Dr. Sharon Bowers (Senior STEM Educator), Joan Harper-Neely (STEM... Read More
Earth
Jul 29, 2021
​The Math and Science Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department hosted the 2021 virtual NM STEM Symposium on July 13, 2021 where NASA Langley presented “Leveraging NASA Data to Explore Global and Regional Phenomena in the Earth System” to 14 teachers. In this session, Elizabeth Joyner... Read More
Earth
Jul 28, 2021
​Elizabeth Joyner and Maria Royle, from NASA Langley, presented to 15 students and teachers affiliated with the University of Toledo's NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) program on July 7, 2021. They presented a variety of NASA Earth data resources including My NASA Data, NASA Earth... Read More
Solar System
Jul 22, 2021
The Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), an annual conference that provides hands-on activity sessions and opportunities to connect with NASA content and experts, took place at Space Center Houston from February 6-9, 2020.
Solar System
Jul 20, 2021
The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Team, in partnership with the NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC), participated in a launch exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Launch in February 2020...
Solar System
Jul 19, 2021
On March 11, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Deputy Apollo Curator, Dr. Juliane Gross, shared details about how lunar sample investigations, including ANGSA & the recently opened core sample, studies of other Apollo samples & meteorites continue to contribute to... Read More
Earth
Jul 8, 2021
​The first-ever Earth to Sky course led by a team of Earth to Sky Regional Leaders concluded this month. The virtual course, which focused on climate communication in the Upper Delaware River Watershed (UDRW) region, was spread over an eight-week period beginning in April 2021. The goal of the... Read More
Solar System
Jun 23, 2021
​On April 24 & 29, 2020, Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) scientists Andrea Meado & Andy Britton shared how NASA & the world observe Earth from space using astronaut images.
Sun
Jun 17, 2021
​On Thursday, June 10, 2021, people across the Northern Hemisphere were able to experience either an annular solar eclipse or a partial solar eclipse.
Earth
Jun 16, 2021
On May 21 and 22, the NESEC-led* GLOBE Observer team provided strong support to NASA’s inaugural citizen science event, CitSciCon. Five team members and three GLOBE Observer volunteer participants presented in five sessions (NASA Citizen Science@My School; CitSci Lifelong Learning; NASA Citizen... Read More
Solar System
Jun 11, 2021
On September 26, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) connected with thousands of participants from around the world during NASA's International Observe the Moon Night Live Stream event. The event was led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
1,238 teachers/students registered for Red Sox Virtual STEM Day on September 29, 2020 which was led by NASA Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division (SSED).
Solar System
Jun 4, 2021
​On October 3, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener shared his career path to NASA, including his inspiration as a young boy visiting a NASA center, as well as excitement about exploring the Moon. The interactive presentation shared information about... Read More
Earth
Jun 3, 2021
Between April 15 and May 15, GLOBE Observer hosted the 2021 Community Trees Challenge: Science is Better Together. Participants were invited to measure trees with the GLOBE Observer app or to complete related activities to observe trees in other ways, learn about trees, create tree art, or engage... Read More
Earth
Jun 2, 2021
NASA eClips released a new video resource on May 4th for middle school students, titled Real World “The Nature of Science” that weaves together core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts on which scientific knowledge is built. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, this video was created... Read More
Earth
Jun 1, 2021
Anna MacLennan, a former STEM Enhancement in Earth Science Intern (SEES Class of 2019), was named one of The Mars Generation’s 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award Winners for 2020.
Solar System
May 28, 2021
On December 17, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team member Ben Feist shared the Apollo in Real Time website. This site brings together audio, transcripts, video, and imagery enabling the public to experience Apollo missions as they occurred ~50 years ago.
Solar System
May 26, 2021
The grand opening of a 5.2-mile scale model of the Solar System, newly installed on exercise trails across West Haven City, Utah, took place on May 22, 2021. Solar System Ambassador Jennifer Jones created the permanent exhibit with support from the West Haven City Mayor's Office and students from... Read More
Earth
May 25, 2021
On a bright sunny morning on October 9 on the banks of the Maumee River, teacher Ms. Cynthia Madanski from McKinley STEMM Academy in Toledo Public Schools logs into Google Meets in her 7th grade Google Classroom. She and her students, working remotely, are conducting GLOBE Water Quality tests. Each... Read More
Solar System
May 24, 2021
On August 25, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist, Dr. Cindy Evans, shared her experiences searching for Meteorites in Antarctica as well as how these rocks from space contribute to ongoing research about our early solar system.
Universe
May 21, 2021
International Observe the Moon Night: Reaching Girl Scouts Through Social Media Girl Scouts of the USA invited girls from local council astronomy clubs to submit a photo of the Moon and short video to encourage girls to participate in the International Observe the Moon Night on September 26th.
All Science
May 20, 2021
WGBH’S Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: New Resources Launched WGBH has expanded its Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms (BUAC) collection on PBS LearningMedia with the launch of 24 new K-12 resources.
Earth
May 20, 2021
GLOBE Research Done in the Time of COVID: Students Showcase Their Work On May 13, 2021, the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Midwest Earth System Science (ESS) Collaborative held the GLOBE Midwest ESS Virtual Science Symposium, featuring GLOBE work done by 3rd-... Read More
Earth
May 19, 2021
Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, PI on the GLOBE Mission Earth, presented virtually to more than 100 students from over 30 schools in Malta attending the 10th Annual Youth Summit on May 14 at 9:00 am (Malta time)/3:00 am EDT. Dr. C’s presentation on the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) was part of the urbanism... Read More
Earth
May 18, 2021
WGBH’S Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: Outreach and Promotion 2020 Mars Perseverance Rover Promotion Pre-Launch: Mars 2020 Resource kits from NASA Promote Texas State University’s free 1-hour webinar on NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Shared posts about NASA STEM Stars en... Read More
Earth
May 17, 2021
From April 12 – May 1, 2021, Angela Rizzi and Elizabeth Joyner presented a series of My NASA Data and NASA GLOBE Cloud sessions at the National Science Teaching Association's Virtual Conference. A total of 78 teachers participated in five synchronous (recorded) sessions where the presenters shared... Read More
Earth
May 14, 2021
A GLOBE+ Virtual Student Symposium (G+VSS) was held April 30-May 1 for students engaging in scientific research. The event reached 83 students from 15 schools from California, New Mexico, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan and Puerto Rico. Students ranged from grades 6 through 12. All 25 student research... Read More
Webinar with 10 participants on the right side of the screen. On the left is a JPL Greenland Survey 2020 slide with 2 men in front of a small plane. Also on the slide is a map of a white body of land surrounded by water with red lines around the land borders.
Earth
May 13, 2021
On April 22, 2021, GLOBE Observer published a peer-reviewed paper, “GLOBE Observer and the GO on a Trail Data Challenge: A Citizen Science Approach to Generating a Global Land Cover Land Use Reference Dataset,” in Frontiers in Climate. The paper defines GLOBE Observer land cover data collection and... Read More
Earth
May 13, 2021
Oliva Bibler, Roman Azzarello and Neva Hargreaves, three students from Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo (Ohio), presented their research via zoom at the Hydrology High School Capstone Culminating Event arranged by George Voltz from the NASA Glenn Research Center Education Office. 
Earth
May 13, 2021
My NASA Data’s story maps are now featured on ESRI’s educational website, Teach with GIS, as part of a gallery which showcases exemplar student exercises that use geographic information systems (GIS) to teach a variety of subjects.
Earth
May 13, 2021
On Dec. 14, 2020, South America experienced its second total solar eclipse in two years. While the current situation prevented many from traveling to the area, GLOBE community members in the region were able to contribute data using the Eclipse tool in the GLOBE Observer app. GLOBE... Read More
Earth
May 12, 2021
Tina Harte, NASA Langley Research Center, collaborated with Camp Discovery, Blythewood SC, this spring to create a NASA Citizen Science Educator Cohort of 20 formal and informal educators. Each member of the cohort completed GLOBE Training in clouds, trees, and surface temperature data collection.... Read More
All Science
May 11, 2021
Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms - WGBH Overview: Katie Novak, Ed.D., author of eight best-selling books on Universal Design for Learning and Mirko Chardin, co-author with Dr. Novak on "Equity by Design: The Power and Promise of UDL", will lead a series of three one-hour webinars on... Read More
Earth
May 10, 2021
Library Patrons Receive 8,500 Take & Make Bags to Conduct GLOBE Citizen Science Activities Based on results of a survey to NASA@ My Library Partner Sites, Take & Make Bags were distributed to 49 Partner Libraries in support of summer learning during COVID-19. Libraries elected to receive... Read More
All Science
May 10, 2021
The free event, which runs from Tuesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 18, will feature experts from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages.
Earth
May 7, 2021
Two years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign have passed. Over this time, there have been students and educators from over fifty countries participating in data collection for tree height, land cover, greenings, carbon cycle, among others. During the two years, there have been... Read More
Photos of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team. From left to right: Peder Nelson (OSU), Dorian Janney (NASA GSFC), Peter Falcon (NASA JPL), Christopher Shuman (NASA GSFC), and Brian Campbell (Lead, NASA WFF).
Earth
May 7, 2021
Virtual Back to School Presentation of My NASA Data Resources On August 20, 2020 My NASA Data's Angela Rizzi delivered a presentation titled, “Beating the Back to School Blues with My NASA Data: Exploring Earth System Phenomena with My NASA Data Resources” to 24 educators through NASA Science,... Read More
Earth
May 6, 2021
Two recent peer-reviewed publications have featured GLOBE citizen science (GLOBE Observer) data. In the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, “Clouds Around the World: How a Simple Citizen Science Data Challenge Became a Worldwide Success” describes the overall quantity and type of data... Read More
Solar System
May 6, 2021
NESSP ROADS on Mars Freestyle Challenge The teams registered in the ROADS on Mars Freestyle student challenge submitted their videos and Mission Development Log May 21. Some 50 teams with 225 students and over 100 parents in 19 states worked with the students to complete the challenge that... Read More
Earth
May 5, 2021
My NASA Data's (MND) Elizabeth Joyner and Dr. Bradley Hegyi presented to 20 secondary teachers from Radford University as a part of the engineering and science modeling/simulation workshop hosted by LaRC's Office of STEM Engagement. In this session, MND presented remote sensing in the Earth... Read More
Earth
May 5, 2021
On April 15, 2021, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist Kenton Fisher and additional Subject Matter Experts interacted with audiences across the nation (and world) about Earth Day and observing Earth from space, focusing on astronaut photography from the... Read More
Earth
May 4, 2021
GME Webinar on Phenology Breaks Records GLOBE Mission Earth Webinar: What's a Phenological Garden? Cycles of Life in Your Classroom and Neighborhood, broke previous records in registration, attendance, largest number of international attendees and featuring an international speaker. Over 100... Read More
Earth
May 3, 2021
Marile Colon Robles (NASA Langley Research Center), Dr. Russanne Low, (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) and Brian Campbell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) co-presented, “Transitions in Citizen Science with the GLOBE Program during a Global Pandemic: Shifting Gears from Data... Read More
Earth
Apr 30, 2021
On Saturday, April 17, Molly Duhamel along with her students from Otsego Junior High School performed GLOBE water quality tests at Mary Jane Thurston Park in Grand Rapids OH. The students collected water from two locations: water flowing before the dam and water after the dam, for comparative study... Read More
Earth
Apr 28, 2021
Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with SciStarter to help girl scouts around the country complete their “Take Action for the Planet” projects focused on our climate. The GLOBE Observer app is one of four platforms recommended for participants to gather environmental observations. Four virtual... Read More
Slide showing where the panelists for session 1 and the moderator live on a colorful map of the U.S.
Earth
Apr 27, 2021
On May 9, 2020, GLOBE Mission Earth’s team from Boston University hosted a virtual profession for science teachers from Providence City Schools, Rhode Island. Elementary, Middle, and High School teachers who are involved with GLOBE student research projects in the 2019-2020 school year met to learn... Read More
Slide with four guidelines for a Providence Virtual Science Symposium Presentation.
Earth
Apr 23, 2021
During March and April 2020, the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative has been responding to educator requests to connect directly with learners during this difficult time. Teachers have been reaching out asking for direct connections to NASA science and Subject Matter Experts. The team works... Read More
Picture of a slide titled "Greetings from NASA!" with a satellite. It also reads "Presentation for middle school students at Monomoy Middle School".
All Science
Apr 22, 2021
N3 seminar at Stanford Neurodiversity Project
Earth
Apr 21, 2021
Dr. Russanne Low, science lead for GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, conducted two online sessions (March 24 and April 2) as part of the Malaria Vector Surveillance Workshop, led by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink Ethiopia Project. 50 Ethiopian mosquito health professionals... Read More
Screenshot of title slide displaying GLOBE Observer mobile app, mosquito, and title of tutorial: "Mosquito Larval Habitat Surveillance and Mitigation using GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper".
Earth
Apr 21, 2021
​A research paper was published in February 2021 in the Journal of Emerging Investigators by a student who participated in the summer 2020 Mosquito Mappers Virtual Internship cohort. Dr. Rusty Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), led this project. The Virtual Mosquito Mappers... Read More
Earth
Apr 19, 2021
This spring 2021 semester, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner collaborated with SUNY Fredonia, the College of New Jersey, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, NASA GISS, and Dataspire to facilitate a learning progression for building data literacy with NASA Earth Data. Twenty-seven SUNY elementary... Read More
All Science
Apr 19, 2021
The purpose of this Guide is to support State Library Agency (SLA) efforts to engage their public libraries in successful and effective programming in STEM. The Guide may be used to promote access to NASA science discoveries and provide learning experiences to people of diverse backgrounds. The... Read More
Earth
Apr 16, 2021
NESEC’s GLOBE Observer Team Supports NASA at Home In March and April 2020, the GLOBE Observer team changed focus to support the NASA at Home initiative.
Solar System
Apr 16, 2021
Museums all over the United States celebrated the NASA Perseverance mission and landing with a variety of public engagement programs both in-person and online during February 2021. Programs covered a variety of content focused on the science behind the mission, the engineering to land the mission,... Read More
Earth
Apr 15, 2021
Partner requests connected NESEC virtually with >5,000 learners, educators, and families during March and April 2020. Following are a few examples.
Girl Scouts Connected green logo with "a virtual program series" subtitle.
Earth
Apr 15, 2021
GLOBE Campaigns Go Indoors GLOBE Campaigns have suspended outdoor fieldwork, but campaign science continued indoors during April 2020: GLOBE Mission Mosquito conducted an interactive videoconference on April 2 to Meet up and Do Science. The 86 participants from 10 countries included teachers,... Read More
Earth
Apr 13, 2021
The 17th GLOBE Latin American Conference led by Mariana Savino, regional coordinator, occurred virtually from November 18-20, 2020. Three GLOBE campaigns, Mission Mosquito, Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Campaign and Trees around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, showcased their... Read More
Earth
Apr 12, 2021
NASA Earth Science for Interpreters Earth to Sky Partnership (ETS) at the National Association for Interpretation Annual Conference November 10 – 13, 2020 | Virtual 1300 informal educators, interpreters, and communicators from federal, state and local agencies, and NGOs attended the conference... Read More
Universe
Apr 12, 2021
Infiniscope’s newest learning experience released on April 1st models stellar evolution and scientific ways of knowing as learners create stars from a stellar nebula and track them through their life cycles. Learners investigate and dispel common misconceptions related to star colors, luminosity,... Read More
Stellar nebula with Infiniscope logo in the upper right, text in black box at top that says "our newest learning experience is here", and text in the lower left that says "Star Party: Modeling stellar evolution & scientific ways of knowing".
Earth
Apr 9, 2021
Former SEES Interns, Ethan McFarlin, Iris Xia, and Sean Yang, who were a part of the 2019 Emergency Preparedness Team, competed in the 2020 AWS Data Exchange Challenge. The main requirement of the challenge is to build (or update) a data-driven solution that tells a story by employing at least one... Read More
Universe
Apr 9, 2021
WGBH presents Usage Metrics for our PBS LearningMedia Bringing the Universe to America’s Classroom Collection during COVID-19 School Closures (March 1 – May 31, 2020), Attendance Metrics for Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility Webinars and 1:1 Consultations, and Highlights of our... Read More
Earth
Apr 8, 2021
On March 29, 2021, My NASA Data's Angie Rizzi and Elizabeth Joyner presented a new type of educational resource, Scientifically-Interesting Stories. Twenty-six educators from around the world joined the session hosted by Kennedy Space Center's NASA STEM Educator Professional Development... Read More
Image of thumbnail photograph showing satellite image of phytoplankton and My NASA.
Earth
Apr 8, 2021
My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner & Angela Rizzi presented a suite of interactive Earth Science resources that can be used in virtual and in-person classrooms. 79 educators participated in the webinar on March 29 hosted by the Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC). The resources... Read More
Advertisement image of event with little girl’s face on monitor looking surprised.
Earth
Apr 7, 2021
​The GLOBE Mission Earth team held a 90 minute professional learning session on March 19 for elementary (K-5) and high school (9-12) teachers. The session focus was on data literacy and on-line resources for teachers to practice data literacy skills with their students. The session featured... Read More
Earth
Apr 7, 2021
On March 9, 2021, Tina Harte, NASA Langley Research Center, partnered with Camp Discovery in hosting a virtual NASA GLOBE Citizen Science Training for a cohort of 20 educators, camp directors, and parents. The training covered clouds, trees and surface temperature protocols, with an opportunity for... Read More
Solar System
Apr 6, 2021
Educators with the National Institute of Aerospace’s (NIA) Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) worked virtually with 15 sixth-grade students from Douglas Wilder Middle School in Henrico County, Va. on February 10, 2021 to design and construct cloud cover estimators. Sarah Baker, a first-... Read More
All Science
Apr 6, 2021
On Thursday, March 4 Jessica Taylor and Tina Harte led a webinar on gender equitable strategies for teachers in engaging rural girls in STEM. This session was part of the 3-D Thursdays monthly webinar series for rural educators. Over 100 educators signed up for the session “Engaging Rural Girls in... Read More
Earth
Apr 5, 2021
On 3/10/2021, Elizabeth Joyner from My NASA Data presented to 106 STEM teachers in the New York State Master Teacher Program on the creative opportunities for using NASA Earth data to support student learning. This master teacher program works in partnership with the nine regional campuses in the... Read More
Solar System
Apr 5, 2021
​On February 18, 158 Solar System Ambassadors hosted 123 virtual watch parties to celebrate the Perseverance rover’s successful landing on the surface of Mars.
Earth
Apr 2, 2021
The University of Toledo participated in the OhioView Geospatial Virtual Workshop on February 26 with 52 participants. Kevin Czajkowski (University of Toledo), Brian Campbell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Peder Nelson (Oregon State University) presented about GLOBE, the GLOBE Observer App... Read More
Solar System
Apr 2, 2021
The NASA Space Place Team created a number of products (articles, videos, activities, and a game) over the past several months to support the Perseverance launch and landing on Feb. 18, 2021. See attached slide for detailed list of products.
All Science
Apr 1, 2021
​A collaboration of Science Activation programs conducted a virtual session at the national American Camp Association conference on February 3, 2021. The live session included an overview of a number of activities and resources from Science Activation programs and infrastructure.
Earth
Apr 1, 2021
​The individual needs of teachers vary widely and are ever changing due to COVID-19. GLOBE Mission Earth at the University of Toledo works to meet our teachers’ needs.
Sun
Apr 1, 2021
​NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) members delivered products, gave presentations, and collaborated with NASA en Español, Office of Communications, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to engage many with the December 14th total solar eclipse across... Read More
All Science
Mar 31, 2021
On February 4, 2021, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) staff participated in the Space Exploration Educator Conference (SEEC) sharing subject matter experts and activities that showcase SMD science & model authentic scientific practices.
Solar System
Mar 29, 2021
​On February 9, 2021, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist Dr. Justin Simon and additional Subject Matter Experts interacted with audiences across the nation (and world) about the upcoming Mars Perseverance Mission to Mars.
Earth
Mar 29, 2021
​Elizabeth Joyner, My NASA Data, presented with Kristin Hunter-Thomson, Dataspire, to 107 participants on strategies for teaching data literacy during the SXSW EDU 2021 conference on Mar. 9. 2021. Using My NASA Data's Earth System Data Explorer as a model, the presenters showcased strategies for... Read More
Earth
Mar 26, 2021
17 teachers from five areas around the Great Lakes are participating in the Great Lakes Student Research Campaign professional development funded by NOAA’s B-WET Program leveraging GLOBE Mission EARTH in a hybrid model of local and virtual training. This is a collaborative effort of five GLOBE (... Read More
Earth
Mar 26, 2021
Elizabeth Joyner and Angie Rizzi presented My NASA Data (MND) Resources in two teacher professional development sessions virtually. GLOBE Mission Earth Langley team hosted a B-WET session for 17 elementary to high school teachers from schools in Defiance, OH; Toledo, OH; Detroit, MI; Marquette, MI... Read More