Explore provides hands-on activities and supporting resources such as presentations, recommended books, and Internet sites for out-of-school time facilitators, librarians, and other informal science educators . We invite you to use these products to engage children and pre-teens in the wonders of lunar exploration; the planets Earth, Jupiter, and Mars; rockets; staying healthy in space; and more!
Public library professionals are invited to join our Explore listserv! Follow the link to request access to this restricted list, and you will be invited to provide information about your professional interest in using Explore materials.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute's Explore program is designed to engage children in Earth and space science in out-of-school time, library, and informal science education programs . Library staff across the country are using the activities to bring new audiences into the library. Since its inception 16 years ago, the Explore program has grown to support a community of more than nearly 900 individuals in 35 states — all trained to bring Earth and space science to their children's and youth programs. The program began through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, and NASA continues to nurture the breadth and depth of Explore materials, resources, and trainings.
Read more about our history, approach, and impacts.