The Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) – together with project team partners American Library Association, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center – will leverage the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) to advance the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) vision for education by engaging public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning. STAR stands for Science-Technology Activities and Resources. STAR_Net will utilize NASA subject matter experts (SMEs), SMD assets and data, and existing educational products and online portals to create compelling learning experiences for public libraries and their communities that will be widely used to share the story, science, and adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations of planet Earth, our solar system, and the universe beyond.
Through the NASA@ My Library project, NASA, public libraries, and state library agencies will work together to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for millions of library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations that are currently underserved in STEM education.
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