Category Archives: Education

2017 Earth Science Week October 8 – 14

EarthScienceWeek_logoThis year Earth Science Week will be held from October 8 – 14 and will celebrate the theme “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes. The 2017 Earth Science Week Toolkit will ship starting in August 2017, but advance orders are being taken now.

Science WOW!

wBQnMScience WOW! features NASA’s latest science education offerings delivered “Weekly on Wednesdays.” Each week’s message kicks off with a science question-and-answer and a featured science education tool. It also delivers the latest science education opportunities, including professional development webinars, student contests, workshops, lectures and more.

The “All-American” Eclipse Guide

2017-Eclipse-Guide-WEB-033117A free 2017 solar eclipse guide designed primarily for public libraries and the communities they serve is available online to download and print. The “All-American” Eclipse: A Guide for Public Libraries and Their Communities was written by Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College and Dennis Schatz of the Pacific Science Center and can be found on the Science-Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries (STAR_Net) website.

MAVEN Outreach Webinar


A MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) outreach webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm EST (4 PM PST). Dr. Shannon Curry from the University of California Berkeley will discuss how planetary bodies such as Mars and Venus can be used to provide insight into how atmospheres evolve, as scientists model and begin to observe directly the atmospheres of exoplanets. This professional development opportunity is for formal and informal educators, troop leaders, museum docents, and others interested in MAVEN and Mars science.