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Teens Participate in a National Challenge at Public Libraries

by Stephanie Vierow-Fields STAR Net’s Summer of Space in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Learning Program’s A Universe of Stories, invites libraries to participate in a national STEM challenge designed for the hard to reach tween/teen age group. The Northwest Earth and Space Science Pipeline (at the Univ. of Washington, in Seattle) is the lead

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Program: Science-based Inquiries Outside the Classroom

by Emma Marcucci and Holly Ryer, Space Telescope Science Institute Research shows that out-of-school-time programs play an important role in supporting learning experiences and shaping youth identity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Young learners (particularly girls) who participate in STEM activities outside of school are more likely to say they will pursue STEM

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge Offers a Fun Way to Explore the Moon

by Stephanie Vierow-Fields, Education Coordinator at the Space Science Institute As we gear up for the Universe of Stories summer learning event and NASA’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary, NASA@ My Library and the Northwest Earth and Space Science Pipeline are collaborating to promote a unique engineering challenge from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA,

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register Your Library for STAR Net’s “Summer of Space”!

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) with its NASA@ My Library program, and NASA are working together on a virtual launch pad filled with numerous STEM resources that libraries can utilize for their celebration of space exploration as part the 2019 “A Universe of Stories” summer learning event. STAR Net’s "Summer

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries and Citizen Science: Seeking Pilot Sites

Please complete application form by Jan 25, 2019 The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is seeking 3-4 U.S. libraries that are willing to review and pilot test resources and activities related to NASA’s GLOBE Observer citizen science program. Citizen science – also called volunteer science – engages the public in science investigations.  NASA’s GLOBE

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission to the Moon

Join Us for this Live Webcast Event! BLOG UPDATE: Click here for a recording of the live webcast event. The tumultuous year of 1968 saw escalation of war, riots in the streets, and assassinations of leaders. During this time of upheaval back on Earth, NASA gave the world hope through its Apollo mission to the

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Making and Information Literacy

Guest post by Heather Moorefield-Lang Information Literacy Information Literacy, as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (2000), is the ability to know when information is needed as well as locate, evaluate, and use that information effectively. Information literacy typically has six steps (ACRL, 2000). Determine the type of information needed Accessing the

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries to Shine During Lights On Afterschool 2018

Guest post by Afterschool Alliance staff All across America, afterschool programs love their libraries! According to a 2017 study of more than 350 afterschool programs, nearly three-quarters reported that they were working with their local public library in diverse ways, from literacy initiatives to book lending programs and STEM activities. Those informal learning relationships deserve to

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Louisville Public Library Seeks New Director of Library and Museum Services

The Louisville Public Library has been a great friend to the STAR Net Project since it’s inception almost 10 years ago. They’re now looking for a new Director to carry on the amazing legacy of Beth Barrett, and requested we share this announcement with STAR Net libraries, as they’re the type of innovative individuals Louisville

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sharing Bright Ideas for Family Engagement in STEM through the Living Ideabook

Guest post by Margaret Caspe, PhD - Director of research and professional learning at Global Family Research Project How can LED lights, conductive copper tape, and coin batteries bring brightness to families in Homer, Alaska during the darkest winter months? Through a STEM-focused family program at the Homer Public Library of course! Librarians in Homer recently created a

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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